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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.
Sign up now for our 6th Annual Charity Gold Event!
Are you tired of the long winter and need something to look forward to? Please join us for our 6th Annual Charity Golf Event Monday June 2, 2014 at Gull Lake Country Club. All proceeds benefit programs of Senior Services of Southwest Michigan. Take advantage of our Early Bird Special until March 31st -$100 per player, $400 per team, after March 31st, $125 per player, $500 per team
Entrance Fee includes: 18 holes of golf, cart fee, continental breakfast, lunch, heavy Hors d’Oeuvers & refreshments, complimentary gift bag, team photo, silent auction & 50/50 raffle, opportunity to win prizes. Just follow this link to the brochure and sign up today!
'Spring' Ahead to Daylight Saving time on Sunday
Well, at least according to the calendar, spring is right around the corner! This Sunday is Daylight Saving Time, a great time to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, adults age 65 and older make up 13 percent of the total population, yet account for 35 percent of all fire-related deaths in the United States. In addition, two -thirds of fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association, occur in homes without working smoke alarms.
Senior Services Home Repair Manager Brian Penny says there are several reasons that seniors are at risk. “Many have decreased mobility, impaired vision or hearing, and a poor sense of smell. It is important that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order. Our Home Repair program offers an affordable 48 point Home Safety Check to ensure peace of mind for you and your loved ones. This week is a perfect time to schedule an appointment by calling 382-0515”.
Look on the bright side; this long, dark, harsh winter is finally winding down and soon we will be enjoying a brighter, warmer, long-awaited spring!
Plan your Spring Projects now ...
With spring right around the corner, it’s a good time to start planning some home modifications that will make living at home easier and safer for you or a loved one.
The main benefit of making home modifications is that they promote independence and prevent accidents. According to a recent AARP housing survey, “83% of older Americans want to stay in their current homes for the rest of their lives,” but other studies show that most homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of people over age 65.
Research by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that home modifications and repairs may prevent 30% to 50% of all home accidents among seniors, including falls that take place in these older homes.
Senior Services’ Home Repair Program is comprised of dedicated volunteers known as the ‘Tuesday Toolmen' who provide affordable minor modifications in and around the home. Call 382-0515 for more information or to schedule an evaluation. Trusted, dependable and caring for over 50 years; we are here to serve you!
Start the New Year with Peace of Mind
We hope you have managed to make it through these record low extreme temperatures and severe wind chills, and are safe and warm at home. During these last few days and over the holidays, we received calls from older adults and family members, inquiring about the services we offer to make staying at home comfortable and manageable. Listed below are some affordable in-home support services:
Navigator: Provides customers with the opportunity to discuss family needs with a professional in aging services who assists with direct referrals and a well thought out care plan.
Home Care: In-home care includes a wide variety of services, from personal care to home making, shopping assistance, and so much more. Let us know what you need to help you live independently in your home for as long as possible.
Home Repair: Provides minor home repairs and modifications to improve safety in and around the home, such as grab bars, banister repair/replacement and more.
Food for All: Nutritious meals prepared from scratch by our culinary staff and delivered to your door.
These just a few of the over 20 programs we have to offer older adults in our community. To learn more, just call 382-0515 (one call covers it all) and our customer service specialist will direct you to the program of your choice. Trusted, dependable and caring since 1963; we are here to serve you!
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.
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