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Mary Little Tyler to receive the 3rd Annual Purple Poppy Award

Heritage Community Foundation

Mary Little Tyler will receive the Purple Poppy Award from Heritage Community of Kalamazoo for her dedicated support of the organization's mission and vision. This award presentation will be made at the Heritage Community Foundation Gala on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Mrs. Tyler was selected by the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo Board of Directors for her service and advocacy for older adults and their families in Kalamazoo and southwest Michigan.

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Heritage Community Foundation Summer 2016 Newsletter


Since 1944, Heritage Community has been devoted to caring for older adults. At the time, Mayor Louis Sutherland sought to organize local residents to help improve Kalamazoo's senior care system. As a collective, they decided that the community's elderly population should have a safe, peaceful and comfortable place to live, no matter their financial situation.

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Remembering Clyde and Colette Gilette

Heritage Community Foundation

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo is pleased to announce a special gift that will strengthen the resident-centered care the staff provides. The Clyde and Colette Gillette family has made a gift to Heritage Community of Kalamazoo Foundation. This gift will provide staff education opportunities for direct care staff at Heritage Community of Kalamazoo.

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Heritage Community Foundation Spring 2016 Newsletter


We Care. We Always Have and Always Will

A deep connection to the Kalamazoo community, bold and innovative thinking about the future, service to the
whole person and financial stability. These are just four of the principles that have guided the work of Heritage
Community of Kalamazoo for 72 years. But the number one principle at Heritage is caring.

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2016 Purple Poppy Award Recipient Announced

Bill Millard - Purple Poppy Award 2016

Bill Millard will receive the 2016 Purple Poppy Award from Heritage Community of Kalamazoo. Mr. Millard was chosen for his dedicated support of the organization’s mission and vision as well as in recognition for his service, impact and advocacy on behalf of older adults at Heritage Community and in Southwest Michigan.

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2015 Heritage Community Foundation Invitational Golf Outing


The golf outing on September 14, 2015 at the Kalamazoo Country Club raised $17,500 for the Memory Care Initiatives Fund, which provides programs and services for residents living in memory care communities at Heritage Community of Kalamazoo. Thank you to our Title Sponsor: Omnicare of Southern Michigan.

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2015 May Day Gala


The 1940s themed inaugural Heritage Community May Day Gala raised $17,000 for the Heritage Legacy Fund, which assures residents that if, through unexpected circumstances, they can no longer cover their own living costs, their home will always be secure at Heritage Community. Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Tyler-Little Family Foundation in memory of Mildred Erhardt Johnson

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