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.

 

Save the Date! Senior Services’ 9th Annual Charity Golf Event

Are you tired of winter and need something to look forward to? Join us for our 9th Annual Charity Golf Event Monday June 5, 2017 at Gull Lake Country Club. Proceeds this year will be directed to our Meals on Wheels program, which currently has over 200 older adults on the waitlist.                                                                                

Take advantage of our Early Bird Special: $100 per player, $400 per team, if you register by March 31st.  After March 31st, $125 per player, $500 per team.


Fee includes:
18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, gift bag, fresh baked cookies at the turn, team photo, heavy Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and silent auction after golf.  Just follow the links to our Golf Brochure, or to Register Online today!

 

 

February – Heart Healthy Month

The month of February brings to mind the HEART for two reasons:  Valentine’s Day and American Heart month. February is the perfect time to learn more about your risks for heart disease and stroke, and stay “Heart Healthy”.  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) – including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure – is the number 1 killer of woman and men in the United States. It is a leading cause of disability, and costs the United States over $300 billion each year, including the cost of health care services, medications and lost productivity.

You can control a number of risk factors for CVD including: diet, physical activity, tobacco use, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes. It’s important to keep the following in mind to achieve good heart health.

Senior Services offers a variety of programs to get you on the right track. Food for All offers home delivered meals for anyone, and are affordable, portion controlled, nutritious and delicious.  Our Exercise programs includes:  Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Swinging w/Susan, Line Dance and Ballroom dance to name a few, help reduce stress, and give participants the opportunity to socialize.  We have a number of support and social groups: TOPS for weight management and education, Grief Support for those who have lost a loved one, Senior Foot clinic which provides foot care for older adults, Helping Hands, for those who like to de-stress and have fun knitting, Bridge for people to love to play cards, and Art for those who like to express their creative side. 

For more information, call us at 382-0515. Start today and make every month, Heart Healthy. 

 

 

Food for All – Home Delivered Meals for Everyone!

 

Do you want to avoid the perils of shopping in extreme weather conditions, struggling against icy roads, poor visibility and slippery walkways? Try Food for All, and have the meals come to you!

Food for All is an affordable, easy way to stay safe in your home while enjoying a variety of good, nutritious, made from scratch meals. Customers can choose from a variety of meals depending on dietary needs. Whether it’s for you or a loved one, all it takes is one call to 382-0515 to get the ball rolling. Best of all, you can start and stop anytime.

Food for All is excellent for friends or family recently discharged from the hospital, but not up to cooking for themselves.  Just click Food for All on our homepage’s left hand column, to see menus and prices. If your New Year’s resolution is to simplify your life, this is a great way to start!

 

 

Tips for Family Caregivers

 

Now that the holidays are over and friends and family have come and gone, it’s pretty much back to ‘normal’ for the family caregiver. For many, this means returning to a stressful, demanding job. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you in your important role.


-Remember that respite is part of caregiving. Reward yourself with breaks as often as possible.


-When people offer to help, accept the offer and suggest specific things they can do.


-Grieve for your losses. Watch for signs of depression and seek help when needed.Trust your instincts.


-Seek support from others; there is great strength in knowing you are not alone.
 

Many caregivers experience being ‘stressed out’ which in time can negatively impact quality of life. Finding ways to express your feelings and allow others to help can often prevent a stressful situation from reoccurring in the future.
 

Senior Services’ Home Care program offers respite care and chore service providers to help make life easier for the family caregiver. Make a list of what would benefit you the most and call 382-0515 to speak to one of our caring professionals; they will listen to your concerns and offer solutions for your unique situation.


Senior Services also offers Tai Chi, Art, Dance, Grief support, Bridge, and Knitting groups as ways to socialize and relieve stress. For a complete list, go to the column on the left side of our homepage and click on Coover Center Activities under Personal Enrichment. It’s not too late to make a New Year’s Resolution to take care of yourself, so you can care for your loved one.   


 

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!

 

 

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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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.


                

 

 

 

 

 

 

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