Mind Aerobics class

New Mind Aerobics™ program kickoff event scheduled

WMU Aging Services will showcase their new Mind Aerobics™ suite of cognitive exercise programs at a kickoff event. The programs will be offered to the public starting in the fall. There will be a brief presentation followed by demonstrations and light refreshments.

Psychology practicum making strides at SDS

For the past year, Psychology faculty and graduate students have partnered with WMU Senior Day Services to provide a practicum site for its students. Jon Baker, Ph.D. and doctoral student, Brian MacNeill have spent much of the semester training psychology students to work with older adults while providing supports for individuals attending the program and staff training.

Jerome Carter and Susan Longjohn

Senior Day Services Staff Honored

Two long-time employees of Western Michigan University Senior Day Services, part of the Center for Disability Services, have been nominated for Excellence in Care as a Direct Care Worker and will be honored at the Kalamazoo “Celebrate Elderhood: Honoring Wisdom & Recognizing Excellence” banquet. Jerome Carter and Susan Longjohn have demonstrated commitment, excellence, best practices and innovation in serving elders in Kalamazoo County during their employment with WMU Senior Day Services.

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Kalamazoo Centenarians Gather for Celebration

Senior Day Services participant, Bettie Sickles, was recognized at the first annual Honoring Centenarians Luncheon in April. The luncheon is part of the Kalamazoo county initiative to celebrate elderhood.

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2016 Cost of Care results

The following information provides a high level overview of the national median rates for the various types of care settings.