About Us

Expanding opportunities and possibilities for the aging.

Over 30 years ago in the wake deinstitutionalization, the Western Michigan University Center for Disability Services was founded to serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through campus, in-home and community-based programs. In 2001, CDS opened a senior day center and began caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia as well as conditions that require daily assistance and supervision. WMU’s Aging Services was created as a division of the Center for Disability Services to better align ourselves with the changing demographics of Kalamazoo County and the increase in needed service providers for aging adults. Our services are designed to meet the needs of seniors in Kalamazoo County to allow them to remain living at home, regardless of age, illness or disability. Our dual mission is to keep individuals living in their homes as long as possible and to train students for future careers in health and human service fields.