Coming Events

November 9

Alternatives to Assisted Living:  Help to Remain in Your Own Home as You Age

  • 2 p.m., Zhang Legacy Collections Center
  • Speaker: Carol Sundberg, Director Unified Clinics and Center for Disability Services, WMU

WMU’s Aging Services is a division of the College of Health and Human Services and was created in response to the changing demographics of Kalamazoo County and the increasing needs of older adults. Our services help individuals remain living at home, regardless of age, illness or disability. Typical services include in-home care, social activity and companionship, as well as out-of-home adult day care. All services are personalized depending on your specific needs and preferences, and can vary from a few hours per week up to 24 hours per day. Fees for services are discounted for members of the WMU community.

As a WMU program, training students to work in health and human services has been part of our dual mission. We therefore include faculty and students from several departments across campus as partners in service provision. There is a large presence of student employees and student interns with varying educational backgrounds that provide the caregiving services following training. This unique blend of service and teaching makes our services truly exceptional, like no other in the area.

This presentation will provide more detailed information about our available services, and provide examples and testimonials from some of our current WMU customers. We will also share information about exciting new evidence-based programs to help improve cognitive function and memory.

December 7

Wine Tasting and Holiday Gathering

  • 5 to 7 p.m., Fetzer Center
  • Details forthcoming.

JANUARY 11, 2017

To Be Announced

  • 2 p.m., Heinig Emeriti Lounge, West Walwood Hall

February 8, 2017

To Be Announced

  • 2 p.m., Heinig Emeriti Lounge, West Walwood Hall

March 8, 2017

Walking Through Kalamazoo: Learning the Story of our Community

  • 2 p.m., Heinig Emeriti Lounge, West Walwood Hall
  • Speaker: Lynn Houghton, Regional History Collections Curator, WMU

April 12, 2017

KVCC Culinary Arts Program

  • 2 p.m., KVCC Culinary and Allied Health Building
  • Details forthcoming.

May 10, 2017


  • 2 p.m., Heinig Emeriti Lounge, West Walwood Hall
  • Speaker: Dr. Stanley S. Robin, Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Stan will perform his sixth set of original monologues, “Mosaic,” consisting of the following individual monologues: Camp Wakiton, There's No Business…, Starting, The Aardvark on North Nelson Road, The "Classy" Girl, Schensel's, Aw Pleeze!, The Handyman, Penurious, The Mafia and 9/11.