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.

For vaccine information, visit Vaccinate West Michigan.

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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Upcoming Events

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May
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News & Media

Navigating Aging- Choices for Independence

A vast majority of older adults live in their own homes and communities and want to continue to do so. This lifestyle choice is called “aging in place.” However, it is a reality of life that everyone ages differently, and sometimes this means exploring various options for support.

AAAWM Overview Webinar Recording- 2.25.21

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) offers programs and services to support older adults, persons with a disability, and caregivers in our West Michigan community. If you missed our webinar, you can watch it above!

Senior Perspectives- March/April 2021

The March/April issue of Senior Perspectives is out now!

Millage Minder: Support That Makes A Difference

During a typical year, the Kent County Senior Millage serves over 23,000 clients. Halting vital services for older adults and their caregivers was simply not an option, especially as new challenges arose for individuals due to COVID-19 precautions. KCSM partners rose to meet this need, coming up with creative ways to safely continue and expand their programming. Below we’ll hear from two Kent County Senior Millage Partners, the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter, and Spectrum Health Visiting Nurse Association’s Friendly Visitor program. Each shares the support that they have been able to continue to provide through the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has made all the difference.

COVID-19 Vaccine 101

The distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is undoubtedly exciting, but like many, you could also have a bit of confusion. Exactly which vaccines have been approved? How do you qualify and sign-up? Does it cost money? What should you expect after? In this article, we’ll take a look at the commonly asked questions older adults and their family caregivers might have and point you to trusted resources.

All About MI Choice Medicaid Waiver

Aging is obviously something that everyone will experience. We all eventually will age and everyone ages a little differently, meaning the supports and resources someone might require while getting older could take on a variety of different forms.

AAAWM Overview Webinar Recording- 2.25.21

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) offers programs and services to support older adults, persons with a disability, and caregivers in our West Michigan community. If you missed our webinar, you can watch it above!

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.