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.
Senior and Caregivers EXPO
Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, a Silver Sponsor of the 19th Annual Senior & Caregiver Expo, had staff on hand to provide information, resources and expertise on over 20 programs and services.
The Expo featured over 100 exhibitors and included workshops, demonstrations, and free health services.
RSVP’s Pet Food Drive with Cool 101 FM is October 12-16th
Once again, our ‘Make A Difference Day’ project is a pet food drive which benefits MOW clients who have pets. MOW hoppers will deliver not only a meal to homebound, frail older adults in the community, but will also drop off food for their pets.
For many seniors, their pets are the only family they have left, and sometimes it’s hard to buy pet food on a fixed income. "When I don't have extra money my dog eats what I eat. Now he can have his own food and I can eat my dinner." Perhaps you've heard something like this from the seniors you serve. If so, Traci Furman or Kathy Cox can help you provide pet food to them.
Donations of 10 pound bags or smaller of unopened pet food or cash donations will be accepted at Senior Services or at the Cool 101 FM live events from 4 to 6 p.m. at the following Harding's locations.
~ Mon., Oct. 12 - 5161 W. Main, Kalamazoo
~ Tues., Oct. 13 - 618 N. Riverview, Parchment
~ Wed., Oct. 14 - 3750 W. Centre St., Portage
~ Thurs., Oct. 15 - 6330 S. Westnedge, Portage
~ Fri., Oct. 16 - 6430 W. Stadium Dr., Oshtemo
When you are out shopping this week, please remember to pick up a bag of pet food to help make life a little easier for seniors who have pets. For more information on this or other Senior Services’ programs, call 382-0515. Thank you for your support!
2015 Golf Team Photos just a click away!
Many thanks to photographer Kenn Livingston for taking the Team Photos for this year’s 7th Annual Charity golf event at Gull lake Country Club. Special thanks to all participants who came out for a fun day of golf, while supporting a great cause. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
To print out your photo, click here.
Affordable In-Home Support Services
As summer winds down, thoughts turn towards preparing for the fall and winter months. Let us help you or your loved ones with some affordable In-Home support Services.
Navigator: Provides customers with the opportunity to discuss family needs with a professional in aging services. Cost of service is based on length and complexity of the assessment and 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. Our hourly rates are very competitive and based on the type of service provided.
Home Repair: Provides minor home repairs and modifications to improve safety in and around the home. Cost for modifications such as: grab bars, banister repair or replacement, accessible ramps, walker steps and more, is based on labor plus materials,
Food for All: Nutritious meals prepared from scratch by our culinary staff and delivered to your door; variety of meals to choose from.
Why get services from us? Senior Services of Southwest Michigan has been serving older adults in our community for over 52 years, a testament to our high standards and profession staff. We are trusted, dependable and caring; you can count on us. We provide service with a smile, a job well done and most importantly, peace of mind.
To learn more about our 20 programs under one roof, call 382-0515 today!
Want to make A Difference?
Are you new to the community, or just looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Do you want to meet new friends, brighten someone’s day and feel good about yourself? We have the answer; become a Meals on Wheels volunteer!
This volunteer opportunity comes with a flexible schedule, and a time commitment of 1.5 to 2 hours, whether it’s once a week, once a month, or however it best fits into your schedule.
And what’s more, you’ll find YOU get a lot out of it, too, like the fact that you are making a difference, you’re helping someone stay in their home for as long as possible, and you’re greeting them with perhaps the only smile they get all day.
But don’t just take my word for it, here’s what Tim and Jackie have to say about delivering meals. “All you have to do is drive,” Jackie Peters told her husband, Tim when they were considering delivering meals. “We can try it,” he told her. “We’re still trying it,” he said, now that they’ve been delivering meals for 6 years, as volunteers with RSVP – Your Invitation to Volunteer. Tim does the driving and Jackie is the hopper – she takes the meal to the door. “I’m a talker,” she said. “I enjoy visiting and I enjoy people. They are happy with their food, a smile and hello, and a few kind words.”
Why not give it a try? Just call 382-0515 and see how easy it is to get started. Meals on Wheels; a small commitment that brings big rewards
The latest "Best of Care" Catalog is 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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