It's a Senior Open House and You're Invited!
Ever wonder how your tax dollars help your neighbors? Want to learn about services for seniors in Kent County? The Kent County Senior Millage is hosting an Open House to give the community a chance to learn more about the 46 different services provided for older adults.
On Friday, July 22, 2011, 31 Senior Millage providers will be on hand to answer questions and explain their services in an open house format at the Wyoming Senior Center (WSC) located at 2380 DeHoop Ave SW, Wyoming. The event will run from 9:30 a.m.until 12:00 p.m.
The event will also include four separate twenty minute presentations by local experts on the following hot topics:
- 9:45 a.m.- Identity Theft: protecting yourself online and off
- 10:20 a.m.- Healthy Aging: learning to get active and be healthy
- 10:55 a.m.- Transportation: getting around without gassing up
- 11:30 a.m.- Equipment and Technology: taking seniors into the future
“Identity theft, transportation, technology and healthy aging are important topics to older adults,” says Anne Ellermets, Kent County Contract Coordinator at Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM), the organization that administers the Millage. “In addition to providing information on the topics, we will also have resources available because each topic is addressed by a Kent County Senior Millage service.”
The event includes refreshments and over 30 door prize drawings for gift cards, gift baskets and other items.
Individuals will also have an opportunity to visit tables for each organization, pick up information about the Kent County Senior Millage and ask questions.
“We want the community to be engaged and aware of the Kent County Senior Millage and the good work it does in our community,” says Jackie O’Connor, Assistant Director at Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan. “We are incredibly grateful that Kent County residents have been supportive of the millage and of older adults and we want to continue to provide information so they can see how their support helps improve our community.”
The Kent County Senior Millage was adopted by voters in 1998 and renewed and increased in 2006. In 2010, 17,824 clients were served. In 2011, $6.4 million will provide 46 unique services for older adults.
Click here for more information or call (616) 456-5664.