Health and Community Services Department

Older Adult Services Division

Area Agencies on Aging are a national network of non-profit agencies created by the federal government under the Older Americans Act (OAA).  AAA provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy to vulnerable adults and their caregivers. Established in 1965, the OAA is the federal initiative supporting older adults living at home with assistance through comprehensive services. 

Michigan is home to sixteen Area Agency on Aging (AAA) organizations that serve 83 counties.  Federal, state, and local governance work together to enhance the quality of life for senior living independently.

Kalamazoo County’s AAA is housed in the Kalamazoo County Government under the Older Adult Services Division.  Programming assists older adults and their caregivers access services, participate in health education classes, provide support for individuals living at home independently, advocacy, elder abuse prevention, and more.

This non-profit programming is supported through local, state, and federal funding. Quality standards are critical to successful, safe, and effective services.  AAA proudly follows the quality standards through Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA).

Services provided for Kalamazoo County older adults and their caregivers include:

  • AAA Programs
    • Information & Assistance
      • Community programs
      • Basic needs
      • Housing
      • Transportation
      • Home Delivered Meals
      • Community Meal Sites
    • Caregiver Support
      • Respite Adult Day Services
      • Creating Confident Caregivers (dementia education for caregivers)
  • Advocacy & Outreach
    • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
    • Elder Abuse Prevention
    • Senior Expo
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Contact Us

311 E. Alcott St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Email a clinical social worker
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To make a referral to our Choices For Independence Program, please fill out the Service Request Form found here.

269-373-5173 (program line)
269-373-5227 (Fax)
269-373-5200 (HCS main line)


Monday-Friday: By Appointment Only
Call 269-373-5173 to schedule an appointment


Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services is committed to providing equitable, culturally competent care to all individuals served, regardless of race, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. 

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