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Area Agency on Aging IIIA

Who We Are

Information and Assistance 269 373-5173   This free and confidential service for people of all ages provides unbiased information about community resources and state and federal programs for older adult and adults with disabilities.  Licensed social workers help answer your questions, and will assist by providing appropriate referrals and explore options for services based on an individual's needs and financial circumstances.

Healthy Living Programs   We offer well researched programs throughout Kalamazoo County.  Call us for class schedules or volunteer opportunities.  Training for lay leaders provided; stipends may be available for service as a lay leader.

  • Matter Of Balance 269 373-5224  This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.
  • PATH (Personal Action Toward Health)  269 373-5382  This program helps people learn tools and skills for the daily, management of long-term health conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, depression fibromyalgia, heart disease or chronic pain.  Great for caregivers, too
  • Creating Confident Caregivers 269 373-5141  A program that helps caregivers understnad dementia, how to manage challenging behaviors and cope with the stress of caregiving.

 

Choices for Independence 269 373-5173   Expert Care Consultants help older adults and/or their caregivers navigate the many choices available to support independence and safety in the home.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 269 373-5161 or 1 866 485-9393  This program address the quality of care and quality of life experienced by people who reside in licensed nursing homes, homes for the aged and adult foster care facilities.  Contact the ombudsman when your have unresolved questions or conerns about care in a facility OR when you have questions about your rights in a glong-term care facility.

 

 

 

 

 

What We Do

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, along with our provider partners, 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.

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