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Caregiver Support Group Meets Fridays at AAAWM

7/21/2015 9:03am

AAAWM is hosting a support group for individuals caring for someone with dementia. The support group meets the second Friday of the month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.

The group is an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group and is designed to provide emotional, education and social support for caregivers.

The group helps caregivers 

  • evelop skills to solve problems
  • ncourages caregivers to maintain their own health (personal, physical and emotional)
  • optimally care for the person with dementia

 
For more information on the support group, contact Julie at (616) 222-7064 .
 
*please note this support group is only for the caregiver and not for the individual that has dementia. Respite is available by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association. *

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Seeking Comments on Annual Plan

6/1/2015 9:55am

The FY 2016 Plan Summary is now available. Comments are welcome and will be accepted through June 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. through multiple channels (listed below).

The plan (click here to download the plan) includes goals and objectives defining how federal Older Americans Act and state Older Michiganian Act funds will be spent to support home and community-based services for older adults in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Montcalm, Mecosta, Newaygo and Osceola counties.

Seniors, family members caring for an older loved one, elected officials, advocates and other interested parties are invited to review and comment on the proposed plan by June 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Individuals may participate by

  • Commenting on the website (www.aaawm.org)
  • Responding on AAAWM’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/AreaAgencyOnAging)
  • Sending a letter 3215 Eaglecrest Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525..  

The Area Plan will be considered by the AAAWM Advisory Council at their meeting on June 1, 2015.  The AAAWM Executive Board will consider the recommendation(s) of the Advisory Council at their meeting on June 22, 2015, at which time they will make a recommendation regarding the Area Plan to the AAAWM Board of Directors.  The AAAWM Board will consider the recommendations of both bodies and any public comments on the Area Plan at their meeting on June 22, 2015. 

For additional information about the Plan, contact Sandra Ghoston-Jones at aiplan@aaawm.org or 616.222.7012.

 

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#1 Leeann Clapper said:

You need more exercise-related classes offered at a time. The only class ever offered in Mason Co. it seems is the one on balance. While that is a valuable class, what about disabled people who would like to use their non-disabled parts of their bodies to increase their health in easy exercises? Now that spring is here I can finally get outside, but I need someone who can help me when I fall, so I'm stuck inside even in good weather.

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Seeking Comment on Senior Services

5/6/2015 11:39am

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) is seeking public comment on its Draft Area Implementation Plan (AIP) for the Fiscal Year 2016, which runs from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. The plan includes goals and objectives defining how federal Older Americans Act and state Older Michiganian Act funds will be spent to support home and community-based services for older adults in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Montcalm, Mecosta, Newaygo and Osceola counties.

Seniors, family members caring for an older loved one, elected officials, advocates and other interested parties are invited to review and comment on the proposed plan at a public hearing, which will be conducted at the AAAWM office on:

Monday, June 1, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 616.456.5664

The hearing will include a brief overview and highlights of the Fiscal Year 2016 Draft AIP with the majority of the time allotted for public review and comment. Participants are encouraged to review the document in advance and be prepared with comments and questions. The Fiscal Year 2016 Draft AIP will be available for review and/or download on the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan website (www.aaawm.org) on May 15, 2015.

Interested parties may attend the hearing in person or may participate by

  • Commenting on the website (www.aaawm.org)
  • Responding on AAAWM’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/AreaAgencyOnAging)
  • Sending a letter to the address above.  

Written comments may be mailed or delivered to the AAAWM office, submitted at the hearing or emailed to Sandra Ghoston-Jones, Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan Contract Coordinator and Planner, at aiplan@aaawm.org. AAAWM will accept written comments through June 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The Area Plan will be considered by the AAAWM Advisory Council at their meeting on June 1, 2015.  The AAAWM Executive Board will consider the recommendation(s) of the Advisory Council at their meeting on June 22, 2015, at which time they will make a recommendation regarding the Area Plan to the AAAWM Board of Directors.  The AAAWM Board will consider the recommendations of both bodies and any public comments on the Area Plan at their meeting on June 22, 2015. 

For additional information about the hearing or provisions to the Plan, contact Sandra Ghoston-Jones at 616.222.7012.

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Better Business Bureau Hosting Shredding Event

4/9/2015 3:00pm

Are you looking for a way to safely and securely destroy sensitive documents such as bank or credit card statements, old tax returns, cancelled checks, and more?  Have you begun your spring cleaning or just finished doing your taxes?  If so, check out the following spring shredding events hosted by the Better Business Bureau as a way to safelty dispose of sensitve documents.

 

SPRING SHREDDING EVENT

Friday, April 17TH

Calvary Church (707 East Beltline Ave N.E.Grand Rapids, MI 49525)

1:00 – 3:00 PM

(5 box maximum) * Document shredding only at this location – No electronics

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Reinventing MI Retirement Event at Capacity

10/16/2014 9:30am

The Grand Rapids Reinventing MI Retirement event is at capacity and will not be accepting registrations or walk-ins. For more information on other event locations, please visit www.michigan.gov/reinventretirement.

 

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#1 Tom Carpenter said:

Your program is filled. Would it be possible to get a copy of the 100 page resource booklet?

#2 Webmaster said:

Tom, according to the Department of Insurance and Financial Services, the Reinventing Mi Retirement Toolkit will be available for download from www.Michigan.gov/ReinventRetirement after Monday's events. There will also be instructions as to how a hard copy may be requested at that URL, next week.

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New Details for Reinventing MI Retirement

10/3/2014 11:10am

Workshop titles for the October 20 event have been announced and include; discovering your social security benefits, investing fundamentals, con artists' playbook and who gets grandma's yellow pie plate. Click here to view the flyer for more information and share with family and friends. Seating is limited to 100 people so register today for this free event!

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Reinventing MI Retirement

9/18/2014 1:00pm

Reinventing MI Retirement will take place at the Area Agency on Aging office on October 20, 2014. The free event is filled with useful resources, tools, and presentations, including: a series of special guest speakers, informative workshops...
(both pre- and post- retirement topics addressed), confidential 1-on-1 financial checkups, free breakfast and lunch, resource fair information booths, and all participants will receive a complimentary 100 page Reinventing Mi Retirement Toolkit of resources. Registration is requested. Call toll-free: 1-877-999-6442. Click here to view the flyer or visit http://www.michigan.gov/difs/0,5269,7-303-12902_28358_69282-334268--,00.html for more information.

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Dementia Support Group for Caregivers

12/17/2013 2:30pm

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan is hosting a support group for individuals caring for someone with dementia. The support group meets the second Friday of the month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.
 
For more information on support group, contact Julie at (616) 222-7064.
 
*please note this support group is only for the caregiver and not for the individual that has dementia. Respite is available by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association. *

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#1 Susan Laninga said:

Is this group still ongoing? The dates are for two years ago!!

#2 webmaster said:

Susan, yes this group is still meeting at the same time and location! I have also emailed you the flyer which provides some additional information. I'm sure they would love to have you at this group!

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Medicare Physician Reimbursement

1/10/2011 11:15am

In early December, the House followed the Senate in voting to delay the Medicare Physicians Reimbursement Rate cut. This was signed by the President and will delay the cuts for another twelve months.

Thank you all for your advocacy efforts which helped prevent the cuts from becoming a reality. Passage of the reimbursement reduction would have been harmful to seniors as more physicians would stop accepting new Medicare patients.

The Congressional Budget Office has indicated that the extension will cost $15 billion.

Advocates are hopeful that lawmakers will review and make changes to how the reimbursements are funded in order to correct the problem.

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