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 about resources

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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Past FCU Recordings

Did you miss our recent Family Caregiver University "Community Resources A to Z" two-part series? You can now watch the recordings here!

News & Media

My West Michigan Interview: Making the Most of an Unprecedented Holiday Season

We joined My West Michigan this month to discuss how older adults and caregivers can find joy in the holiday season and the resources that are currently available to help them stay safe. You can catch the interview via the link below to learn more.

Over $12 Million in Funding Set to Positively Impact Older Adults through the 2021 Kent County Senior Millage

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan is pleased to announce the Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) partners for 2021 with funded services amounting to $12,181,407. The KCSM has helped fund vital services for older adults in Kent County since 1999 with the goal of enabling them to stay in their homes and communities as they age.

Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

As a caregiver, you likely could be feeling burnt out and stressed about how to make the holiday season special for your loved one while being unable to take part in the usual traditions. Just because the circumstances surrounding the holidays have changed, doesn’t mean we can’t still find joy in the season. Here are some things you can do as a caregiver to take care of yourself, and in turn, your loved one.

Senior and Caregiver Resources During COVID-19

Now more than ever, the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan is the source for seniors. Below are just a few of the resources available to ease the burden for caregivers and support older adults:

Senior Perspectives- November/December 2020

The November/December issue of Senior Perspectives is out now!

Millage Minder: The Power of Connection

In trying times, the relationships we have with others can often become our anchors. With the current pandemic, this remains true, however, the way in which we connect with our friends, family, and community likely looks very different. In this Millage Minder, we will take a look at two KCSM partners, Life Therapeutic Solutions and St. Alphonsus’ Young at Heart program, who both used the power of connection in new and innovative ways.

My West Michigan Interview: Making the Most of an Unprecedented Holiday Season

We joined My West Michigan this month to discuss how older adults and caregivers can find joy in the holiday season and the resources that are currently available to help them stay safe. You can catch the interview via the link below to learn more.

My West Michigan Interview: Becoming a Dementia Friend

Have you heard of Dementia Friends? It is a program designed to help you understand how to better communicate and support those with dementia. This is especially important during COVID-19 as many with dementia have likely had the daily routines that they rely on disrupted. Give our interview with My West Michigan a watch below to learn more: