Are you eligible for a nursing home, but would rather live in your own home?

MI Choice Waiver Program may be your option to continue living independently.

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If you're looking to find out what services are available to you in order to remain in your home, Care Management is the place to start. 

Our Care Management team will come to your home, discuss your needs, perform an assessment and develop a plan that works for you. 

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Start where you are! Use what you have! Do what you can!

We offer A Matter of Balance, EnhanceFitness, Tai Chi, Zumba Gold, and Yoga to help increase strength, gain endurance, prevent falls, improve balance, and HAVE FUN!

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Are you caring for a loved one? We have programs and resources available to support you on your caregiving journey.

Learn about options like in-home care, respite certificates, and programs designed to support caregivers like yourself.

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News & Media

Help Texts: A New Tool For Caregivers

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan has partnered with Help Texts to send you hopeful, practical messages to help you increase your well-being.

6 Ways to Prevent Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, and financial. It’s estimated that one in six older adults experience elder abuse, yet only one in twenty-four cases are reported. As the population ages, the need to protect our elders from abuse becomes even more important. 

Celebrating Pride Month and Supporting LGBTQ+ Seniors

This June, join the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan in celebrating Pride Month and commemorating the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ+ seniors. 

The Impact of Advocacy: Supporting & Strengthening Resources for Seniors

The power to create change is one of the most important tools in any citizen’s tool belt and one of the best ways to make an impact is through advocacy. Advocacy allows people to support the causes that are most dear to them through conversations, letters, meetings, parades, and much more.

Engaging Wellness Programs Mark Senior Fitness Day with Open House Series

Join us in celebrating a special opportunity for older adults to learn about activities to stay healthy and active!  National Senior Health and Fitness Day is being celebrated around the country on Wednesday, May 29th.  Engaging Wellness Partners in West Michigan are offering many events to highlight our special classes designed specifically for older adults.

Join the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan in recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Join the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan in recognizing Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

Celebrating 50 Years of Area Agencies on Aging

Founded in 1974, Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) were designed to create home and community-based services that maximize the independence and dignity of older adults. The program was created by the federal Older Americans Act (OAA) which has allowed for the formation of AAAs across the country - just like the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM).

AAAWM Releases Impact Report for FY23

This year marks 50 years of Area Agencies on Aging! Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) were created in 1974 through the Older Americans Act, and since then, AAAs across the country have been able to help millions of older adults every year to age with health, independence, and dignity in their communities. With this milestone comes a moment to reflect on how aging services have transformed over the years and how the needs of older adults in our nine-county region have both remained steadfast and evolved. Let's take a look together...

Age Your Way- February 2023: How does funding work?

Our February Age Your Video is out now! AAAWM Executive Director, Kendrick Heinlein, joins Liz to discuss our various funding streams and our role in the administration of these programs that go to support seniors, persons with a disability, and their caregivers.

Age Your Way- January 2023: What is an Area Agency on Aging?

Introducing our new Age Your Way Video Series! We're excited to bring you a short video each month that covers services and supports to help you age with independence and dignity. This month's video covers this question "What is the Area Agency on Aging and how can it help?". Give the video a watch above to hear from Liz Barnett, our Outreach Specialist, and a special guest.