The Senior Center staff provide assistance to Seniors with a wide variety of services, including:
Medicare D (Prescriptions) & Medicare Advantage Plans (October 15th-December 7th is open enrollment EVERY year.) Changes take effect January 1. Every year beneficiaries have the opportunity to make changes. MMAP (Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program) for Seniors 60+ can call to make an appointment with Kathy or Jenni. Beneficiaries who are under the age of 60, can call 269-983-0177 and ask to speak with a MMAP counselor. We apologize for any inconvenience, unfortunately we are trying to keep up with high volume of "baby boomers" currently. If you are 60+ and new to Medicare, please specify that when making an appt.
Commodities sign up (Must meet eligibility requirements. Refer to our newsletter for commodity information.)
Monthly Podiatry sign up. (Jane Sherwin, RN is available to help clip your toenails! Call the center to make an appointment. If you are diabetic, she has to have a note from your MD giving her permission 1st.)
Michigan Property Tax and Home Heating Credits (See Tax Preparation below)
Tax Preparation (Call 1st or 2nd week in January to make an appointment. We always have our annual tax training updates in January. We cannot see clients until we've completed the program requirements, therefore, we cannot start appointments until February 1st. Our appointment slots fill up quickly, so here are a few helpful reminders:
For Your Convenience
1. Use our FAX. We don't charge for faxing to local or toll-free numbers; there is a small charge for long distance
2. Buy postage stamps.
3. Have documents notarized. (Call for an appointment)
4. Have copies made for 10 cents per page.
5. Use our computer lab for internet access, emails, and projects.
Veterans' Service Officer
Berrien County Veteran's Service Officer, Lee Lull, can explain benefits available to veterans and answer questions on how to obtain assistance. Lee will be at the Senior Center 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-11:00am. No need to call for an appointment.
The Center has a limited amount of medical equipment--walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, commodes, etc. for "Short-term" loan to Seniors. Stop in between during business hours 8:00-4:00 to pick up and sign out a loan item.
We have passes available for walking the track at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA. Passes cost $20 and are good for 10 visits.
Greater Niles Senior Center, Inc