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FY 2016 Annual Report

5/3/2017 1:35pm

Our Annual Report for 2016 is available for review. You can find the report here

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Conquering the Kitchen Returns - Cooking Course for Male Caregivers

4/25/2017 3:48pm

Our cooking course for Male Caregivers "Conquering the Kitchen" returns with a 4-session course. May 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Meal time can be very stressful for family caregivers. Conquering the Kitchen 
can reduce that stress and help male caregivers become more comfortable in the kitchen, no matter their cooking skills. Classes are small to allow for interaction with the instructor and other classmates. 

You'll learn:

•    New cooking skills or brush up on old ones
•    How to plan a menu
•    Ways to make meal time less stressful
•    How to follow a recipe
•    Locate community resources

To register call (616) 222-7007 or email staci@aaawm.org. $10 is the suggested donation and complimentary respite services can be arranged at the time of registration.  

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Upcoming Family Caregiver University Class

4/25/2017 1:00pm

On Thursday, April 27th from 1:00-3:00pm, Caregiver Resource Network's Family Caregiver University will be presenting Elder Law 101. Do you have an Advanced Directive, a Durable Medical Power of Attorney, a Will or other documents in place? Have you been putting off the conversation with loved ones because you don't know where to start? Come listen to an elder law attorney and caregiver explain what each document is, why you need them and how to get them ready for you or your loved ones.

To register email: registration@aaawm.org  or call (616) 222-7032. There is a $5 suggested donation per class. 

Check out our Spring/Summer calendar for future classes. We look forward to seeing you! 

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Annual Meeting

4/25/2017 12:24pm

Yesterday, 04/24/2017, AAAWM held its 43rd Annual Meeting. We were pleased that so many of our partners, friends, supporters and advocates could join us.  Read our annual report for Fiscal Year 2016 to learn about our services and about some of our partners.  

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Healthy Aging Open House

3/31/2017 11:09am

Join us on Tuesday, April 11th at 10:30 a.m. for our Open House! Try beginner classes: Enhance Fitness and Tai Chi for Free: Start where you are! Use what you have! Do what you can! 

Can't make our open house? You can still register for upcoming sessions. Contact us: (616) 588-2580 or HealthyAging@aaawm.org. 

It's never too late to get fit! We look forward to seeing you!

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Caregiver Resource Network Brings: 'Mindful Self-Compassion for the Caregiving Journey'

3/29/2017 1:46pm

The Caregiver Resource Network is bringing an amazing opportunity to Area Agency on Aging for all caregivers! April Hadley, MSW, from Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness will conduct this four-week class, "Mindful Self-Compassion is the practice of offering kindness to yourself in the midst of difficult experiences. It provides a foundation of emotional strength and resiliency." These classes will offer valuable support to caregivers.  

Classes will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 1:30 - 3:30p.  It is important to be able to attend all four sessions, so check your schedules before registering.A $5.00 suggested fee per class is payable at the door. Maximum class size is 20. Register soon! Call: (616) 222-7032 or Email: registration@aaawm.org. 

 

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MI Choice Medicaid Waiver Program

3/28/2017 2:30pm

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan now has open enrollment for the  MI Choice Medicaid Waiver program. Please contact us at (888) 456-5664 and ask for an Access Coordinator to learn more.

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#1 Juanita M Merritt said:

This is a wonderful program which has helped me tremendously in maintaining my daily life. I thank God for my Case Manager Tim he is a wonderful caring worker whom had your best interest at heart. Recommended to anyone who needs help

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New 2017 Kent County Senior Services

1/26/2017 12:00am


The 2017 Kent County Senior Services directory is now available.  There are a wide variety of services available to Kent County seniors to help them stay in their home.

 

 

 

 

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#1 Barbara DeWitt said:

Can you mail me a list of services I can use from your agency? E-mail is preferable but my address is 214 Bona Vista NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

#2 gloria said:

IF YOUR UNER THE INCOME LIMIT WITCH IS $2,199 FOR 2017 IF YOU STAY UNDER THE LIMIT IS THERE A SPIN DOWN.MY INCOME IS $1,388 MY EMAIL ADREESE IS MAKAGLORIA46@YAHOO.COM PLESE CONTACT ME

#3 William A Gray said:

I have a bill from Spectrum Health that I'm disputing with them and with my insurance provider. Is there any legal help out there for me? I'm 64 and retired and now live on a fixed income. Please and thank you.

#4 Sharon Slobodnik said:

What are the new services?

#5 Pat Krieger said:

Hello; I need some help I am a senior citizen I am 69 years old and I live in Hud subsidized senior housing. And would like to know if I would qualify for any of the new services? Could you please send me a list as to what might be available for me? My income per month is less than $1000

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Mecosta County Senior Center Earns Award

12/13/2016 1:00pm

Congratulations to the Mecosta County Senior Center (one of our partner agencies) for earning first place in the Tess Canja Innovation Award given by the Silver Key Coalition. "Confronted with a 25% increase in demand for meals-on-wheels, the agency rose to the challenge, nearly doubling its budget by partnering with Meals on Wheels America." Congratulations again for everything you do to help older adults in Mecosta County.

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AAAWM Annual Giving Tree

12/7/2016 1:00pm

Would you like to make Christmas a little brighter for one of our clients? Each year we host the AAAWM Giving Tree to provide Christmas gifts for our home bound clients. For many this is the only Christmas gift they will receive. If you are interested in helping, please purchase a Meijer gift card for $20 or $25 and mail or hand deliver it to our office no later than Wednesday, December 14, 2016. We are also accepting cash or check donations (please designate on checks that they are for the 2016 Giving Tree). Thanks for helping us spread holiday cheer this season

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