Transportation and Services
As a courtesy to our drivers please allow 5-7 business days advanced notice. Emergency service will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
The Center provides many services for those over 60 years of age. They include transportation for medical, shopping and other necessary trips from your home. The Center has a wide service area that includes Bridgman, New Buffalo, Lakeside, Union Pier, Sawyer, Harbert, Three Oaks, New Troy, Grand Beach and Galien. Our volunteer drivers, using one of our six vans, will see that you get to your Doctor’s appointment located in Berrien County, LaPorte, Michigan City and parts of South Bend on time between 8:30 and 1:00 eastern time zone. The Center and drivers gladly accept donations for maintaining and helping with our ever increasing van transportation expenses. When using our transportation, please be patient. Our drivers are volunteers.
The River Valley Senior Center has a Telephone Reassurance program for those that live alone and would appreciate a daily friendly call to check on their welfare. If you would appreciate such a call or have an elderly relative who lives alone and might be reassured to hear a friendly voice on a daily basis, please call the Center at 269 469-4556. If you would be willing to be a caller, let the center know.
Important Service Numbers
Alzheimer's Help Line 1 800 272-3900
Area Agency on Aging 1 800 654-2810
Benton Harbor VA Clinic 1 269 934-9123
Elder Abuse Prevention 1 855 444-3911
Eldercare Locator 1 800 677-1116
Lakeshore Legal Aid 1 888 783-8190
Long Term Care Ombudsman 1 866 485-9393
Medicaid Hotline 1 800 642-3195
Medicare Questions 1 800 633-4227
Medicare/Medicaid Asst. Prog. 1 800 803-7174
Northern Indiana V.A. Clinic 1 574 272-9000
PACE 1 855 243-8876
Senior Nutrition Service 1 855 925-0137
Social Security 1 800 772-1213
Telemarketer Do Not Call 1 888 382-1222
To Report a Scam 1 877 382 4357
United Way 211 or 1 800 310-5454
Veteran Assistance & Info 1 269 983-7111
All our Volunteers for all their help
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Website & Follow us on Facebook
Our Website has our Newsletter and other interesting information about the Center at www.rvseniorcenter.org. You can access our Facebook site directly from our website.
River Valley Senior Center is seeking the following position:
Part Time Maintenance Assistant/Custodian. Responsibilities include custodial duties of building and grounds, minor carpentry, maintenance of vehicle fleet. Qualifications: experience in related field preferred. Send resume to:
Do You Want To Be A Driver?
Did you know that the Senior Center provides transportation for medical, shopping, and other necessary trips from your home to anyone over 60 years of age within our service area?
If you are someone that enjoys visiting and driving, then we are looking for you. Our pool of drivers has provided over 1,100 transports this year. They really could use a few friends helping out and volunteering their time for a worthy cause. Our staff will work with your schedule. Come ask us for more information on what it takes to be a driver.
Commodities Volunteers Needed
The River Valley Senior Center is in need of a few people to assist with the distribution of commodities. Commodities are distributed on the second Wednesday of each month from our garage. It is a drive thru event and requires the volunteers to place the box of food in the client’s vehicles. Please call Tim if you are interested.
Jackie Shen - Fudge Raiser
Jackie’s Café, New Buffalo, has an annual Fudge Sale in time for Christmas. This year, Jackie Shen of Jackie’s, has again chosen the RVSC and Harbor Country Rotary as recipients of the proceeds of the sale. The Senior Center has identified continued work on the parking lot, lower level drive way rerouting and rear fire escape as priority projects. Jackie has other partial contributors to match and they will be acknowledged. The sale will start in November & orders will be ready after Thanksgiving. Cost is $15 per pound. We encourage all our members and friends to help support this exciting event. Spread the word via email, Facebook, at club meetings, church or just chatting, we’ll even provide flyers to hand out Don’t know what give for Christmas? Who doesn’t like Fudge? The Fudge can be ordered at the Center, the Rotary or at Jackie’s Café.