About Senior Times


Senior Times, established in 1993, is the regional resource for area senior adults published monthly in a newspaper format. Learn all about local resources and issues impacting mature adults as well as their adult children from monthly featured topics to Medicare, Social Security, Veteran's benefits, legal issues, guardianship, and so much more. Senior Times also provides monthly information about community and senior center activities, housing options, caregiver needs, support groups, meal sites, transportation, and more. Senior Times is published twelve times per year by W.W. Thayne Advertising, Incorporated. Senior Times is distributed free through our advertisers, area professional offices, and key points of interest primarily in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, and Jackson Counties, along with limited quantities to surrounding counties.

Senior Times is also hand delivered, for free distribution to the general public, to hundreds of locations throughout our market area. We want it out there, working – where people shop and enjoy the community.

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Group of Seniors Walking

Senior Times Editorial Calendar

To view Senior Time's monthly editorial topic(s), due date, and publish date, select the month (tab).

  • Senior Adult Alternative Health
    Volume: 27-11
    Lead Topic(s):
     Alternative Therapies / Med Management / Massage / Self-Care
    Copy Date: 10/9/20
    Printer Date: 10/22/20
    Deliver Date: 10/27/20
  • Senior Adult Work Working
    Volume: 27-12
    Lead Topic(s):
     Building Bonds / Starting New Traditions / Hobbies / Volunteering
    Copy Date: 11/10/20
    Printer Date: 11/19/20
    Deliver Date: 11/24/20
  • Senior Intimacy
    Volume: 27-01
    Lead Topic(s):
     Intimacy / Resolutions / Womens Health
    Copy Date: 12/10/19
    Printer Date: 12/20/19
    Deliver Date: 12/24/19
  • Senior Social Networking
    Volume: 27-02
    Lead Topic(s):
     Chronic Condition Solutions / Social Networking / Heart Health
    Copy Date: 1/10/20
    Printer Date: 1/23/20
    Deliver Date: 1/28/20
  • Generational Family
    Volume: 27-03
    Lead Topic(s):
     Family / Support Systems / Sibling Rivalry
    Copy Date: 2/10/20
    Printer Date: 2/20/20
    Deliver Date: 2/25/20
  • Senior Car Care
    Volume: 27-04
    Lead Topic(s):
     Car Care / Spring Cleaning / Gardening & Alternatives / Medications
    Copy Date: 3/10/20
    Printer Date: 3/26/20
    Deliver Date: 3/31/20
  • Senior Veterans
    Volume: 27-05
    Lead Topic(s):
     Older American’s Month / Veterans / Active Senior / Hearing
    Copy Date: 4/10/20
    Printer Date: 4/23/20
    Deliver Date: 4/28/20
  • Elder Abuse
    Volume: 27-06
    Lead Topic(s):
     Elder Abuse Prevention / Financial Scams / Voting Info / Home Safety
    Copy Date: 5/10/20
    Printer Date: 5/21/20
    Deliver Date: 5/26/20
  • Senior Adult Happy
    Volume: 27-07
    Lead Topic(s):
     Independence / Aging in Place / Re-nesting / Summer Fairs / Skin Care
    Copy Date: 6/10/20
    Printer Date: 6/24/20
    Deliver Date: 6/30/20
  • Senior Legal Issues
    Volume: 27-08
    Lead Topic(s):
     Knowing Your Rights / Legal Issues / Pre planning / Health Advocate
    Copy Date: 7/10/20
    Printer Date: 7/23/20
    Deliver Date: 7/28/20
  • Senior Adult Caregiving
    Volume: 27-09
    Lead Topic(s):
     Celebrating Caregivers / Assisted Living Week / Dementia
    Copy Date: 8/10/20
    Printer Date: 8/20/20
    Deliver Date: 8/25/20
  • Senior Adult Health Care
    Volume: 27-10
    Lead Topic(s):
     Election 2020 / Planning Health Care / Medicare Enrollment Part D
    Copy Date: 9/10/20
    Printer Date: 9/24/20
    Deliver Date: 9/29/20

The button below is a link to a pdf of the Scene editorial calendar if you would like to view/download it.

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Senior Times Distribution Sites

This is a partial list major Senior Times drop locations.
Albion
  • Albion Library
  • City Hall
  • Depot Train
  • Family Fare
  • Forks Senior Center
  • Parks Drug Store
  • Youngs Pharmacy
Athens
  • Post Office
  • Library
  • Copper Kettle Restaurant
Burlington
  • Post Office
  • Library
  • Liberty One Stop Marathon Station
Dowling
  • Marathon Station
Battle Creek
  • Agility Health
  • Art Center
  • Advantage Living
  • Battle Creek Friends Church
  • Battle Creek Hearing
  • Battle Creek Chamber Of Commerce
  • Bedford Manor
  • Beltone Hearing
  • Bickford Cottage
  • Borgess Health Park
  • Bronson Battle Creek
  • Bronson Family Practice
  • Brookdale Assisted Living
  • Brookside Medicare Facility
  • Calhoun County Medical Care Facility
  • Care Community
  • Cherry Hill Manor
  • Clara's On The River
  • Commerce Point
  • Community Action
  • DayOne Family Healthcare
  • Evergreen Manor
  • Family Y Center
  • Family Fare
  • Fazoli's
  • Finley's Restaurant
  • Fire Keeper's Hotel Desk
  • Grace Health
  • Heartland of Battle Creek
  • Helen Warner Branch Library
  • Heritage Assisted Living
  • HomeCare Transitions
  • Home Spun Restraurant
  • Kool Family Center
  • Lakeview Meadows
  • Lakeview Senior Living
  • Lakeview Square Mall
  • Laurels of Bedford
  • Lux Restaurant
  • M-66 Bowl
  • Main Street Market
  • North Ave Podiatry Service PC
  • NorthPointe Woods
  • Omni Community Credit Union
  • Pancake House
  • Panera Bread
  • Pennfield Premier Living
  • Regional Medical Lab
  • Reflections Memory Care
  • R&R Grill
  • Senior Care Partners
  • Springview Tower
  • Sweetwater Donuts
  • The Family Health Center
  • The Oaks
  • Twin Valley Pharmacy
  • US Post Office
  • VA Medical Center
  • Walgreens (Beckley Road)
  • Westbrook Place
  • Willard Library
Coldwater
  • Brown Building
  • Branch County Commission On Aging
  • Branch County Community Health Agency
  • Branch District Library
  • Chamber Of Commerce
  • Coldwater Gardens
  • Community Health Center
  • County Knoll Apartments
  • Goodie Shop (30 N. Monroe)
  • Family Fare
  • Grand Vista
  • H&C Burnside Senior Center
  • Laurels of Coldwater
  • Meadow View Apartments
  • Pines Behavior Health
  • Walgreens
Concord
  • PS Food Mart
  • M-60 Grill
Hastings
  • Barry Cares
  • Barry County Foundation
  • CareLinc
  • Commission On Aging
  • Creekside Hearing
  • Family Fare
  • Hastings Library
  • Hastings Meadows
  • Mallard Pond Village
  • Magnum Health and Rehab
  • McDonald (W. State St.)
  • Pennock Health Center
  • Pennock Hospital
  • Pennock Professional Building
  • Pennock Volunteer Coordinator
  • State Street Diner
  • Thornapple Credit Union
  • Thornapple Manor
  • Woodlawn Meadows
Homer
  • Stagecoach Cafe
  • Barneyville Senior Apartments
Jackson
  • Allegra Health Center
  • Blake Woods Medical Park
  • Friends Home for Senior Women
  • Jackson Area Libraries
  • Jackson Senior Center
  • Jackson County Medical Facility
  • Laundromat (Wisner Road)
  • Marrs Avenue Grill (E. Michigan Ave.)
  • PACE
  • TLC Eyecare
  • Tractor Supply
  • Vista Grand Villa
  • Y-Center
Marshall
  • Cornwell's Turkeyville
  • Country Kitchen
  • County Building, Senior Services
  • Family Fare
  • Grand Vista Living Community
  • Library
  • Mancino's Restaurant
  • Marshall Community Credit Union
  • Marshall House Apartments
  • Marshall Manor
  • Maplewood
  • Medilodge of Marshall
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy
Tekonsha
  • McDonald's
  • Post Office
Spring Arbor
  • Ridgecrest
  • Brown's Pharmacy
  • Spring Arbor Nursing Home
  • Spring Arbor Cafe
  • Hutch's Food Center
Union City
  • Lighthouse Funeral Home
  • Village Library
  • Jack's Grocery

Senior Times Distribution Sites During COVID-19

This is a partial list major Senior Times drop locations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Albion
  • Depot Train
  • Family Fare
  • Parks Drug Store
  • Youngs Pharmacy
Athens
  • Post Office
  • Copper Kettle Restaurant
Burlington
  • Post Office
  • Liberty One Stop Marathon Station
Dowling
  • Marathon Station
Battle Creek
  • Agility Health
  • Advantage Living
  • Battle Creek Hearing
  • Battle Creek Chamber Of Commerce
  • Bedford Manor
  • Beltone Hearing
  • Bickford Cottage
  • Borgess Health Park
  • Bronson Battle Creek
  • Bronson Family Practice
  • Brookdale Assisted Living
  • Brookside Medicare Facility
  • Calhoun County Medical Care Facility
  • Care Community
  • Cherry Hill Manor
  • Commerce Point
  • Community Action
  • DayOne Family Healthcare
  • Evergreen Manor
  • Family Fare
  • Grace Health
  • Heartland of Battle Creek
  • Heritage Assisted Living
  • HomeCare Transitions
  • Lakeview Meadows
  • Lakeview Senior Living
  • Laurels of Bedford
  • Lux Restaurant
  • North Ave Podiatry Service PC
  • NorthPointe Woods
  • Pennfield Premier Living
  • Reflections Memory Care
  • R&R Grill
  • Senior Care Partners
  • Springview Tower
  • Sweetwater Donuts
  • The Family Health Center
  • The Oaks
  • Twin Valley Pharmacy
  • US Post Office
  • VA Medical Center
  • Walgreens (Beckley Road)
  • Westbrook Place
Coldwater
  • Brown Building
  • Community Health Center
  • County Knoll Apartments
  • Family Fare
  • Grand Vista
  • Laurels of Coldwater
  • Meadow View Apartments
  • Pines Behavior Health
  • Walgreens
Concord
  • PS Food Mart
Hastings
  • Barry Cares
  • CareLinc
  • Commission On Aging
  • Creekside Hearing
  • Family Fare
  • Hastings Meadows
  • Magnum Health and Rehab
  • Pennock Health Center
  • Pennock Hospital
  • Pennock Volunteer Coordinator
  • State Street Diner
  • Thornapple Credit Union
  • Thornapple Manor
  • Woodlawn Meadows
Homer
  • Barneyville Senior Apartments
Jackson
  • Allegra Health Center
  • Blake Woods Medical Park
  • Friends Home for Senior Women
  • Jackson County Medical Facility
  • Laundromat (Wisner Road)
  • Tractor Supply
  • Vista Grand Villa
Marshall
  • Family Fare
  • Grand Vista Living Community
  • Heritage Senior Center
  • Marshall House Apartments
  • Marshall Manor
  • Maplewood
  • Medilodge of Marshall
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy
Tekonsha
  • Post Office
Spring Arbor
  • Ridgecrest
  • Brown's Pharmacy
  • Spring Arbor Nursing Home
  • Hutch's Food Center
Union City
  • Lighthouse Funeral Home
  • Jack's Grocery
Past Issues Of

Senior Times

Select a cover to view the issue and enjoy.

▼ 2020 ▼

Senior Times Intimacy Resolutions Womans Health Cover
Intimacy / Resolutions / Womans Health
Senior Times Health & Fitness Driving Companionship Cover
Health & Fitness / Driving / Companionship
Senior Times Caregiving, Family & Friends, Advocacy Cover
Caregiving / Family & Friends / Advocacy
Senior Times - COVID-19, Staying Safe & In Touch, Spring Cleaning
COVID-19 / Staying Safe & In Touch / Spring Cleaning
Senior Times - COVID-19, Staying Safe & In Touch, Spring Cleaning
COVID-19 / Memorial Day /  Lifestyle Essentials
Senior Times - Scams, Elder Abuse Prevention, COVID-19
Scams / Elder Abuse Prevention /  COVID-19
Senior Times - Aging in Place, Celebrating Independence, Faith Matters
Aging in Place / Celebrating Independence /  Faith Matters
Senior Times - Legal Issues, Pre-planning, Palliative Care
Legal Issues / Pre-planning / Palliative Care
Senior Times - Celebrating Caregivers, Dementia, Grandparenting
Celebrating Caregivers / Dementia / Grandparenting
Senior Times - Health, Meet the Candidates, Immunizations
Health / Meet the Candidates / Immunizations

▼ 2019 ▼

Senior Times Grand Parenting  Creativity Cover
Grand Parenting / International Creativity Month
Senior Times Cardiac Care Cover
Cardiac Care / American Heart Month
Financial Fitness Retirement Reverse Mortgages Cover
Financial Fitness / Get To Retirement / Reverse Mortgages
Nutrition Alternative Health Care Opioids Cover
Nutrition / Alternative Health Care / Opioids
Fitness Older AmericansNational Hearing Cover
Fitness For All Levels / Older Americans Month / National Hearing Month
Sandwich Generation Sibling Cover
Sandwich Generation / Sibling Relationships / Father's Day
Safety & Prevention Cover
Safety & Prevention Inside and Out
Legal Issues Pre Planning Cover
Legal Issues / Pre Planning
Senior Times Role Reversal Assisted Living Cover
Role Reversal Issues – Assisted Living Week
Senior Times Eating Better Together Cover
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Senior Times Celebrating the Caregiver Cover
Celebrating the Caregiver – National Caregivers Month
Senior Times Aging In Place Mobility Home Care Options Cover
Aging In Place / Mobility / Home Care Options

▼ 2018 ▼

Senior Times Sharing Family Stories, Building A Legacy Cover
Sharing Family Stories / Building A Legacy
Senior Times Issues Of The Heart Cover
Issues Of The Heart
Senior Times Weather, Home Care Providers, Staying Home Cover
Weather Preparedness / Weather Safety / Home Care Providers / Staying Home
Senior Times Cancer Control Month, Celebrating The Volunteer, Caregiving Cover
Cancer Control Month / Celebrating The Volunteer / Caregiving
Senior Times Celebrating Seniors, Engage At Every Age Cover
Celebrating Seniors / Engage At Every Age
Senior Times Legal Issues, DPOA, Advance Planning Cover
Legal Issues / DPOA / Advance Planning
Senior Times National Park & Rec Month, Travel, Cell Phone Courtesy Month Cover
National Park & Rec Month / Travel / Cell Phone Courtesy Month
Senior Times Alternative Health  Medicare  Medicaid Update Cover
Alternative Health / Medicare / Medicaid Update
Senior Times Healthy Aging, Dementia Update, Heart Disease Cover
Healthy Aging / Dementia Update / Heart Disease
Senior Times Healthy Eating, Voting, Medicare Cover
Healthy Eating / Voting / Medicare
Senior Times National Caregivers Month, Engaging During Holidays Cover
National Caregivers Month / Engaging During Holidays
Senior Times Home Safety, Mobility, Transportation Cover
Home Safety / Mobility / Transportation

▼ 2017 ▼

Senior Times Movement For Your Health Cover
Movement For Your Health
Senior Times Heart Health Cover
Heart Health
Senior Times Working vs. Retirement Cover
Working vs. Retirement
Senior Times Home Care Choices Cover
Home Care Choices
Senior Times Hearing, Age Out Loud Cover
Hearing / Age Out Loud
Senior Times Summer Fun Cover
Summer Fun
Senior Times Nutrition Nature's Health Care Cover
Nutrition Nature's Health Care
Senior Times Cognitive Care And Awareness Cover
Cognitive Care And Awareness
Senior Times The Caregiver Living Options Cover
The Caregiver Living Options
Senior Times Legal Issues Pre-Planning Cover
Legal Issues Pre-Planning
Senior Times Thank You Veterans Cover
Thank You Veterans
Senior Times Celebrating The Holidays Cover
Celebrating The Holidays

▼ 2016 ▼

Senior Times Tackling Change This Year Cover
Tackling Change This Year
Senior Times Intimacy For Seniors Cover
Intimacy For Seniors
Senior Times Finances For Seniors Cover
Finances For Seniors
Senior Times Home Improvement For Seniors Cover
Home Improvement For Seniors
Senior Times Celebrating Aging, Featuring Hearing Cover
Celebrating Aging / Featuring Hearing
Senior Times Summer Fun And Safety Cover
Summer Fun And Safety
Senior Times Honoring Veterans Cover
Honoring Veterans
Senior Times Legal Services For Seniors Cover
Legal Services For Seniors
Senior Times Awareness & Prevention, Cognitives Issues Cover
Awareness & Prevention / Cognitives Issues
Senior Times Medicare Answers, Voting Options Cover
Medicare Answers / Voting Options
Senior Times Holiday Time, Health & Nutrition Cover
Holiday Time / Health & Nutrition
Senior Times Caregiving Solutions Cover
Caregiving Solutions