Information and Referral - Senior Health and Social Needs, and Volunteer Opportunities
Helps seniors find services and opportunities that are available to them in Calhoun County.
Provided by: Hands On Battle Creek/211. Simply call 2-1-1 on any cell or telephone in Calhoun County, OR (269) 565-4159 or toll free (800) 250-5628 www.refersoftware.com/cmi211/
Adult Day Care Services: Adult day care provides activities, social supports and medical monitoring for a senior outside of the home. Low-income seniors are the service priority.
Chore Services: Provides chore services to homebound senior residents, to attain better health, safety and ability to live independently in their own homes.
Provided by: Senior Services of SWMi (866) 200-8877
Community Care Options: Provides in-home assessment and arranges for services to keep a senior secure in his/her home.
Provided by: CareWell Services SW - Area Agency on Aging (269) 966-2450 or (269) 441-0973
Dental Exams & Services: Dentures, extractions, fillings and other dental services are available to lower income seniors with no dental insurance coverage.
Provided by: In Calhoun County call Fountain Clinic for qualifications and intake. Fountain Clinic: (269) 781-0952 www.fountainclinic.org
Forks Senior Center Support: Health, Social, Fitness, and Activity program, for seniors in the Albion/Homer area (517) 629-3842 www.forksseniorcenter.org
Guardianship Services: Serves as a probate court appointed "guardian" or "conservator" to elderly people who need assistance managing their personal and financial affairs.
Provided by: Guardian Finance and Advocacy Services (866) 963-3253 or
Hearing and Vision Services: Provides hearing screenings, hearing aids, eye exams and glasses to help seniors increase their mobility and independence.
Provided by: Calhoun County Health Department (269) 969-6377 www.calhouncountymi.gov
Home Heating Assistance: Assistance for home heating fuel of any kind to support independent living at home. Provided by: Community Action - Call 211 or main operator at (269) 965-7766 or (877) 422-2726 www.caascm.org
Legal Advice and Representation: Answer legal questions for seniors and offer attorney assistance when needed.
Provided by: Legal Services of South Central Michigan (269) 965-3951 or (800) 688-3951 www.lsscm.org/
MEALS - Nutrition: Home Delivered Meals are available to homebound seniors, and Senior Congregate Dining Sites also available through though out the County.
Provided by: Senior Service if SWMi Call (866) 200-8877
Minor Home Repair: Provides home repairs for senior home safety and independence.
Provided by: Community Action Agency, Battle Creek, MI Call (269) 965-7766
Money Management Assistance: Offers complete review of a person’s current financial situation and helps to develop a plan of action to address important needs. This service is available to low-income seniors.
Provided by: Guardian Finance and Advocacy Services (269) 788-1693, ext. 425, or (866) 963-3253 www.yourguardian.org/
Personal Emergency Response Systems: Secure help for homebound. Call for eligibility screening (a.k.a. 'Lifeline'):
Provided by: CareWell Services SW -Area Agency on Aging Call (269) 966-2450 or (269) 441-0973
Prescription Assistance: A variety of services addressing senior prescription needs are funded. They include: Benefits Counseling (Medicare, Medicaid and other programs)
One-on-one counseling to help determine best long-term prescription and health care alternatives for individuals based on their personal situation.
Provided by: Fountain Clinic in Marshall (269) 781-0952 www.fountainclinic.org
Michigan Medicare/Medicare Assistance Program:
Provided by: CareWell Services SW - Area Agency on Aging (269) 966-2450 (269) 441-0973 www.region3b.org
Provides up to $750 of prescription vouchers per year to low-income seniors with high prescription costs not covered by insurance. .. ...............Provided by: Fountain Clinic in Marshall (269) 781-0952 www.fountainclinic.org
Prescription Drug Assess Program (PDAP) - Completes and submits appropriate applications to pharmaceutical companies for free medications on behalf of low-income senior.
Senior Fitness and Fun: Provides health education, exercises, health screenings, fall prevention, and ongoing progress monitoring at a variety of county locations.
Provided by: Senior Health Partners (A partnership of BCHS, CentraCare, Region 3B AAA, Calhoun County Senior Services, and Summit Pointe) (269) 441-0948 http://www.seniorhealthpartners.com/
Transportation: County-wide service to seniors. Rides provided Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At least a 24-hour notice is required. More notice may be needed to accommodate request. (NO income limits.)
Provided by: Community Action: Call Senior Transportation Dispatch at (269) 565-4144 or
For more information on these programs, you may call the listed providers directly; call 2-1-1 or (269) 565-4159 or/and you may also contact the Calhoun County Office of Senior Services at (269) 781-0846.