LGBT and Aging Initiative Update
Read the latest about the LGBT and Aging Initiative This initiative is funded by a two-year grant through the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. The objective of the grant is to improve care for LGBT older adults and to help reduce social isolation.To help achieve this, AAAWM is working to create a resource guide which includes organizations who have policies or written statements stating that they will not discriminate against LGBT older adults that they work with. Click here for more information.
Grant Awarded to Address Elder Abuse
The Office of Services to the Aging has awarded Senior Neighbors a grant in the amount of $24,809 to combat elder abuse. Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan will be a co-collaborator on the six month pilot project will work to provide emergency transitional housing and counseling to seniors who are victims of elder abuse.