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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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

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...

Join us for our Annual Celebration! Registration now open!

Join the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan for our Annual Community Celebration! This event is open house-style, where our partners will share information on available senior services in our region! Enjoy games, free lunch, and giveaways!

Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month!  This annual observance provides an opportunity to acknowledge the vital role women have played throughout history and continue to play in shaping our society today.  Women have been trailblazers in advocating for social and political change to advancing in the workforce, breaking down barriers, and beyond. 

7 Budget Friendly Nutrition Tips for Older Adults

As we age, maintaining a balanced diet becomes even more important to our overall health and well-being. However, for many older adults, factors such as a fixed income or limited mobility can make accessing nutritious foods challenging. Fortunately, there are plenty of budget-friendly strategies that can help seniors prioritize their nutrition without breaking the bank.

Age Your Way: A Closer Look at Commissions on Aging

A Commission on Aging works as a hub of support for counties. In this video, we take a closer look at the services commonly available at a COA and talk with Justin Halladay, Director of the Osceola County Commission on Aging.

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity for us to learn about the rich heritage and culture of the Black community and reflect on the ongoing struggle for equality and justice.

More Than A Millage: Getting Connected - Where to Start

You’ve likely heard of the Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM), but what resources does it provide for older adults? And, why should someone care about the millage if they aren't a senior? We work to answer these questions and explain the importance of the millage for seniors and caregivers alike in our "More Than a Millage" series.

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.