Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a CareWell Services Southwest, will hold an electronic Public Hearing through Zoom, to seek input from the public about the needs of and available services for seniors in Barry and Calhoun counties as a part of its Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) with the Michigan Aging &…

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CareWell Services Southwest is working in partnership with USDA Farmers, the Food Bank Council, and food hubs in Barry and Calhoun counties to distribute 600 boxes of fresh food to local seniors experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The boxes will be provided by Van Eerden Foodservice and will be filled with locally-grown products.…

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CareWell Services Southwest has collaborated with Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) to raise awareness on how Assistive Technology can foster independence. The collaborative effort is called the Michigan Assistive Technology Program (MATP). CareWell works with MDRC to provide education about Assistive Technology and how it can support independence to individuals throughout Southwest Michigan in Barry,…

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CareWell Services Southwest, the area agency on aging for Calhoun and Barry counties, has set new screening criteria to refocus their Food and Basic Needs Program during COVID-19, due to demand beyond its capacity. The program’s primary mission is to help seniors avoid infection by supporting them as they shelter in place, and to support…

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The cities of Albion, Battle Creek, and Springfield have extended the deadline to file local income taxes to Friday, July 31. This is in line with the governor’s executive order 2020-26, which extends state income tax and city income tax filing and payment deadlines, which match the federal income tax deadline extension. The new deadlines…

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CareWell Services has launched a volunteer HouseCalls Telephone Reassurance Program to help seniors stay connected during the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting stay at home order. The program provides a contact by telephone with a volunteer one-to-three times per week, offering an easy way for seniors to request help if needed. “The call is intended first…

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From Senior Services of Southwest Michigan: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our communities and organizations, and Senior Services of Southwest Michigan is no exception. We have experienced an exponential increase in need for many of our essential services. As always, our Senior Services staff and our community has stepped up to…

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On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Treasury Department announced that qualified individuals receiving Social Security will receive their stimulus payment automatically. This announcement came after some confusion about whether Social Security recipients who did not file tax returns would be required to file additional paperwork to receive the payment. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…

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As Michigan continues to see the number of COVID-19 cases grow, CareWell Services Southwest, your area agency on aging, has been proactively preparing a response based on the CDC and Governor’s Community Mitigation Strategies.  “Because our seniors are at the highest risk, we mobilized and took early steps toward mitigation. Our main responsibility and priority…

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UPDATE (03/13/2020) – The public hearing scheduled for March 16 has been postponed. A new date is yet to be determined. We will release this information when it is available. Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a CareWell Services Southwest, is seeking input from the public about the needs of and available services for seniors…

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Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a CareWell Services Southwest, will hold an electronic Public Hearing through Zoom, to seek input from the public about the needs of and available services for seniors in Barry and Calhoun counties as a part of its Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) with the Michigan Aging &…

Read more

CareWell Services Southwest is working in partnership with USDA Farmers, the Food Bank Council, and food hubs in Barry and Calhoun counties to distribute 600 boxes of fresh food to local seniors experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The boxes will be provided by Van Eerden Foodservice and will be filled with locally-grown products.…

Read more

CareWell Services Southwest has collaborated with Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) to raise awareness on how Assistive Technology can foster independence. The collaborative effort is called the Michigan Assistive Technology Program (MATP). CareWell works with MDRC to provide education about Assistive Technology and how it can support independence to individuals throughout Southwest Michigan in Barry,…

Read more

CareWell Services Southwest, the area agency on aging for Calhoun and Barry counties, has set new screening criteria to refocus their Food and Basic Needs Program during COVID-19, due to demand beyond its capacity. The program’s primary mission is to help seniors avoid infection by supporting them as they shelter in place, and to support…

Read more

The cities of Albion, Battle Creek, and Springfield have extended the deadline to file local income taxes to Friday, July 31. This is in line with the governor’s executive order 2020-26, which extends state income tax and city income tax filing and payment deadlines, which match the federal income tax deadline extension. The new deadlines…

Read more

CareWell Services has launched a volunteer HouseCalls Telephone Reassurance Program to help seniors stay connected during the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting stay at home order. The program provides a contact by telephone with a volunteer one-to-three times per week, offering an easy way for seniors to request help if needed. “The call is intended first…

Read more

From Senior Services of Southwest Michigan: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our communities and organizations, and Senior Services of Southwest Michigan is no exception. We have experienced an exponential increase in need for many of our essential services. As always, our Senior Services staff and our community has stepped up to…

Read more

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Treasury Department announced that qualified individuals receiving Social Security will receive their stimulus payment automatically. This announcement came after some confusion about whether Social Security recipients who did not file tax returns would be required to file additional paperwork to receive the payment. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…

Read more

As Michigan continues to see the number of COVID-19 cases grow, CareWell Services Southwest, your area agency on aging, has been proactively preparing a response based on the CDC and Governor’s Community Mitigation Strategies.  “Because our seniors are at the highest risk, we mobilized and took early steps toward mitigation. Our main responsibility and priority…

Read more

UPDATE (03/13/2020) – The public hearing scheduled for March 16 has been postponed. A new date is yet to be determined. We will release this information when it is available. Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a CareWell Services Southwest, is seeking input from the public about the needs of and available services for seniors…

Read more