Coronavirus Response

Our office is currently closed to the public, but is continuing to operate with an emphasis on remote-work for many of our employees. Our Information and Assistance Department remains an essential senior resource for our region, therefore we will continue to take calls and provide information at (616) 456-5664. Learn more

If you are experiencing symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus, please contact your healthcare provider via telephone immediately.

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

Share your feedback on the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan's Annual Implementation Plan- Comments accepted until June 14, 2020

Are you an older adult? Do you care for a loved one who is over 60? Are you a professional in the aging network? Share your feedback on the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan's Annual Implementation Plan.

My West Michigan Interview- Support for Seniors and Caregivers During COVID-19

Family Caregiver University provides practical education and support to caregivers in West Michigan, one class at a time. With the current coronavirus crisis we realize this support is now more important than ever, therefore we are taking our next class offerings virtual!

Guest Post: The gifts and challenges of social distancing varied by age, and stage of life

Laura Kelso, who created the Grand Rapids Savvy Senior Learning Series, shares her insights on current stay-home order..."As the weeks of social isolation dragged on, most of us have found ourselves with increased time on our hands. Time to catch up on unfinished projects, time to organize areas of our home, and above all, time to think."

Senior Perspectives - May/June 2020

The May/June issue of Senior Perspectives is here!

My West Michigan Interview- New COVID-19 Senior Support Service

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan remains a critical source for seniors. We, and our network of partner agencies, are working to continue serve seniors during the pandemic, including the introduction of a new COVID-19 Senior Support Service.

My West Michigan Interview- Food Resources for Seniors During COVID-19

In this interview with WZZM, Staci shares tips for older adults who may now find themselves responsible for their own meals and also shared a number of food resources that are available for seniors. Give the interview a watch: