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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Upcoming Events

14
Jul
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Note on KCSM Letters of Intent

We are not accepting Letters of Intent for new services for the 2021 funding cycle. Please visit this site again next spring for more information on the proposal process for 2022. The Kent County Millage Review Committee will review 2021 funding requests from current service partners in October 2020. Current Service Partners will be notified of final approval by late November 2020 of their 2021 funding. Learn more

News & Media

Senior Perspectives- July/August 2020

The July/August issue of Senior Perspectives is out now!

A “New Normal” to Serving Older Adults

We want to be sure that all older adults are looked after and cared for during this uncertain time. With coronavirus, we have had to think outside of the box and get a little creative on how to continue to serve older adults while prioritizing their health and safety. What does this look like? Here is a little bit about what we’ve been doing at AAAWM…

My West Michigan Interview- Elder Abuse Awareness Month & COVID-19 Scams

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. We joined My West Michigan to discuss the importance of raising awareness and also touched on three current coronavirus-related scams--give the interview a watch below! You can learn more about elder abuse at www.protectkentseniors.org

Kent County Senior Millage Partners: Rising to the Challenge

When the coronavirus pandemic began, there was, as expected, a bit of uncertainty. However, one thing remained paramount: our partners’ commitment to taking care of older adults in need. The KCSM team truly rose to the challenge, thinking outside of the box of how to get seniors the essential support they desperately required to stay healthy and well during this time. Hear from three of our #KCSM partners; Meals on Wheels Western Michigan, Moxie Life Organizing, LLC, and Senior Neighbors, as they share how they have adapted to continue to serve older adults and their family caregivers in the article here:

My West Michigan Interview- Elder Abuse Awareness Month & COVID-19 Scams

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. We joined My West Michigan to discuss the importance of raising awareness and also touched on three current coronavirus-related scams--give the interview a watch below! You can learn more about elder abuse at www.protectkentseniors.org

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.