Who We Are
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency located in Grand Rapids, Michigan that serves a nine county region including Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Osceola counties.
AAAWM is part of a state and national network of Area Agencies on Aging which was created in 1974 by the federal Older Americans Act with the mission of creating in-home care options and community-based services to maximize the independence and dignity of older adults. In Michigan, Area Agencies on Aging partner with a statewide network of over 1,200 service providers including county commissions on aging, senior centers and home health agencies. They also work hand-in-hand with the state agency that oversees aging programs – the Aging and Adult Services Agency (AASA).