Area Agency on Aging Region IIIA
Adult/Senior Services; Older Adult Services
2nd Wing, 2nd Floor
Serving the Older Adult Population in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
The Area Agency on Aging IIIA provides leadership and advocacy on aging issues in Kalamazoo County. It is one of 16 regional agencies designated by the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging to identify the greatest needs of older persons and coordinate services to meet those needs. Our main goal is to provide quality services that enable older persons to live independently with dignity, in their own homes or chosen places of residence.
The target age group for service eligibility is primarily persons age 60 and over or their caregivers. Emphasis is placed on assisting those with the greatest economic or social need. Services may be at no cost or on a sliding fee scale, depending upon the program.
Region IIIA Area Agency on Aging works to assure the highest quality of life for older persons through a person centered approach to service delivery, information provision, and advocacy.
Information and Assistance - Your Connection to Resources
This free and confidential service provides unbiased information about community resources and state and federal programs. Certified Information and Assistance Specialists help find supports for older adults that best fit their financial situation and individual needs.
We'll help you find:
- Services to help with safety and care at home
- Housing tailored to your needs for services, location, and amenities
- Checklists and guides to assist in selecting a long-term care facility or a service provider
- Caregiver supports such as counseling and respite
- Adult Day Programs
- Transportation Resources
- Organizations that offer fitness, social and volunteer opportunities
- Answers to your questions!
If you are outside of Kalamazoo County, the Eldercare Locator can connect you with services for elders in other areas of the state and country. Call 1-800-677-1116 or go to their website at www.eldercare.gov.
We are proud partners with Disability Network Southwest Michigan on finding just the right resources and services for people with disabilities. Their informative website covers extensive information about their services and support groups: www.dnswm.org. They may also be reached by phone at (269) 345-1516.