Are you a senior citizen, 60 years and older, living in Calhoun County? If you are, or know someone who is, you may be interested in the programs provided by the Senior Millage funds. Available programs include prescriptions, dental care, in-home services, meals, information and referral and transportation. To learn about these and other programs, along with eligibility requirements, call the Calhoun County Office of Senior Services at 269.781.0846 or 877.645.5243 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Free Money Management assistance is available to seniors, 60 years of age and older, living in Calhoun County. Funded by the Calhoun County Senior Millage, services include balancing check books, preparing budgets, reviewing health insurance documents and providing information about life-planning issues. Seniors will be able to maintain their financial independence by participating in the Money Management program. A representative from the program will meet with you at your home or at the office, whichever is better for you. To find out more about the program or to make a referral, please call 269.963.3253, ext. 237.
The Calhoun County Senior Prescription Program provides the features and benefits you need if you are among the thousands of seniors who must pay for needed prescriptions. Seniors receive savings on brand-name drugs and generics with a valuable and nationally recognized Prescription Card. Convenient mail-order service offers even deeper discounts. Those requiring maintenance drugs find this feature especially useful. Only Calhoun County is offering additional savings to its seniors... this program is unique to Calhoun County because the Senior Millage not only pays the enrollment fees, but it provides an additional cost savings to the senior over and above the prescription discount savings.
To get an application, call the Calhoun County Senior Services at 269.781.0846 or 877.645.5243. You may also e-mail them at RXprogram@calhoun-mi.com.
The Fountain Clinic in Marshall is a local "free clinic" established more than 10 years ago to help those who have no health insurance and can not afford needed medical care. Staffed primarily by volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists and clerks, the clinic's resources are used to provide physician services, diagnostic testing and medications for the patients they serve. The Clinic processes applications for the Elder Prescription Insurance Coverage programs through Pharmaceutical companies and a Senior Millage Prescription Voucher program. For more information, please call 269.781.0952.
The Area Agency on Aging in this region is operated by Burnham Brook in Battle Creek. This agency can assist with answering questions concerning where to go or who to call about community programs for Seniors. Community Care Options may be able to provide services which include: housekeeping, laundry, errands, meals, personal care, transportation and Emergency Response Buttons. For more information, please call 800.626.6719 or 269.966.2475, extension 350 or 381.
For more information on national services and programs that are available to older Americans, please click here: American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.