Local Senior Resources for Residents of Friendship Village

Local Senior Resources for Residents of Friendship Village

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As a senior today, you belong to the first generation to have multiple options for retirement living. If your children or another loved one is helping you make the decision to live at Friendship Village, it’s important for all of you to understand the options. Friendship Village offers a commitment to your well-being and independence, as well as an assurance of health care if ever needed. That benefits everyone in the family. We’re here to help provide you with the facts to help get you started.

Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
Senior Services of Southwest Michigan has been serving older adults and people with disabilities in Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties for over 50 years.

Senior Services, Inc.
918 Jasper Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone (269) 382-0515
Fax (269)382-3189

Michigan Parkinson Association—Kalamazoo Support Group
A support group of the Michigan Parkinson Association meets at Friendship Village on the second Tuesday of every month. Contact Jennifer Holleman at 296-341-8142 for more information.
Alzheimer’s Association—Southwest Michigan Region
Learn about Alzheimer’s education programs, support groups in our area and more at 1-800-272-3900.
Considering a Retirement Community
If you or a loved one is considering living at Friendship Village, now is the time to lay the groundwork for the future. Don’t wait for a health crisis to dictate where and how you or your loved one will live. You’ve already begun the process just by researching online, and your next step is to contact us to get more information. We’ll send you valuable materials for starting the conversation and introduce you to a lifestyle that could help you or the important senior in your life live happier, healthier — and longer.

Still have more questions before we make the introduction? Browse our site or contact us today!

Organizing and “Rightsizing”
Organizing and simplifying your household is a great way to focus on life’s most important aspects. That’s why experts who specialize in organizing and eliminating clutter are in high demand. At Friendship Village, our move-in coordinator can offer recommendations for a professional organizer/planner who can provide hands-on assistance in preparing for your transition process, help with overseeing the details on moving day, and assist in getting you settled into your new home. Items an organizer/planner can help you with include space planning, packing, move coordination, document management, unpacking and arranging, effective storage, and decorating.

We recommend that at least two real estate agents visit with you before you make a listing decision. Each agent should complete a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for your home, a free analysis that gives you an understanding of the current real estate market and how it impacts the sale of your home.

Friendship Village Retirement Community: Quick Facts
  • More than 40 years in Kalamazoo
  • Recently completed $15 million renovation and expansion
  • 72-acre wooded campus
  • LifeCare® program assures continuum of care without ever having to leave our campus, providing individuals and couples priority access to all levels of care, with substantial savings on skilled nursing care if needed, and assurance of continued residency even if you outlive your assets
  • Restaurant-style dining with multiple dining plans featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Free transportation to churches, dentists and physicians within Kalamazoo and Portage
  • Alcove, 1 and 2 bedroom independent living apartments
  • 26 independent living Garden Homes
  • 4000 sq. ft. Fitness Center
  • 82 assisted living and memory care residences in our on-campus Woodside community
  • Private and shared long term care suites in our Health Center
  • Health Center provides skilled nursing care that is 5-Star Rated by Medicare
  • 16 private rooms in our new Rehabilitation Center
  • *References to the term LifeCare® are fully explained in the Continuing Care Agreement.