Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
Meeting the needs of Older Adults and those with disabilities in Southwest Michigan

Who we are ...


Senior Services is one of the largest and most comprehensive organizations serving older adults and persons with disabilities anywhere.  We provide vital, life sustaining services to our clients.  Serving Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties, as well as other portions of Southwest Michigan, our organization has been caring for those in need for over 50 years.  Our integrated model of care helps keep our clients living safely within their own homes.  With just one call to Senior Services a complete array of services become available.  When you call Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, "One call does it all".
To learn more about our nationally recognized organization or any of our services, please click on the name of any of the programs in the column on the left side of every page of our website.  Click here to view our Mission, Vision and Values.

Keeping Seniors Safe in Hot Weather

 

Seniors are especially susceptible to serious heat complications from hot weather. It’s important to know the facts about heat stress and how to avoid it.

-Diuretics may make older adults more prone to be affected by the sun.

-Many medications including those used for heart conditions, depression and allergies can make a person more sensitive to the heat.

-Seniors should wear sun block when going outside.

-Inside the home use an air conditioner to cool off, or open windows on opposite ends of the house to cross ventilate and increase air flow.

-Drink plenty of fluids (if their medical condition allows) to make up for lost fluids. -As a person gets older, their sense of thirst decreases and by the time they feel thirsty they may already be dehydrated.

-Water is the best form of hydration. Caffeine and alcohol actually dehydrates the body.


Another Successful Golf Outing

This year marked the 6th Annual Charity Golf Outing for Senior Services.  For the first time, 24 teams registered to play at beautiful Gull Lake Country Club on Monday June 2.   

Despite a typical Michigan summer’s day (wait a minute and the weather will change) the intermittent winds and rain could not dampen the spirit of the day!

This year we raised a record $14,470.80 which will support programs and services of Senior Services!  Many thanks to: our Title Sponsor, Hawver Law, Signature, Langland Family Funeral Homes, and a multitude of other generous sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and staff.  Our 6th Golf Outing was a fun, successful charity event because of YOU!

The pictures are in! Special thanks to Kenn Livingston of Venture Photo Booth for taking team pictures again this year. CLICK HERE to download your team photo.  Thanks again; see you next year!


The latest "Best of Care" Catalog is now available on-line...


You can click here to view Southwest Michigan's premier catalog of resources for older adults. 
This outstanding publication is in high demand and now you can access it from anywhere via the web.  You can also pick up your free copy at our offices in Kalamazoo.  We are located at 918 Jasper Street, just south of downtown Kalamazoo.  We are open Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Senior Safety Booklet is now available on-line...


CLICK HERE to view the latest edition of the Triad Senior Safety Tips booklet. For older adults and the people who care or them, this booklet is making the community safer, with 22 current safety topics, and several Kalamazoo County resources and directories.
You'll always be able to find the link to the Senior Safety Tips booklet in the column on the left side of every page of our website under the "Other Important Resources" heading.  You can also pick up free copies at our main offices at 918 Jasper Street in Kalamazoo during business hours.  You can also contact Traci Furman at 269-382-0515, extension 123.



      

Now you can translate our website into the language of your choice. Simply select the language below and Google will translate our site for you.


Senior Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and is a long standing member of the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce.  Senior Services is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau of West Michigan.


                

 

Home FAQs •  Contact Getting Started 
Website Design by Bob Littke
footer imagefooter image

For easier viewing you may select your own print size from the list below
(This option only available to those viewing this site on Internet Explorer).
normal
| medium | large | x-large