Who We Are

The Source for Seniors

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM)’s mission is to provide older adults and adults living with a disability an array of services designed to promote independence and dignity in their homes and their communities. AAAWM is The Source for Seniors in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola counties. 

Programs and Services to Support All

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); which is why we welcome individuals from all walks of life to work, partner, or participate with us.  As an agency, we strive to provide an environment where all involved feel valued, celebrated, and heard. By committing to DEI, we foster growth and innovation while fulfilling our mission.

What We Do

AAAWM connects adults to quality services that promote and preserve their dignity, independence, and well-being, coordinates support and education for caregivers and leads advocacy efforts on behalf of older adults by: 

  • Planning, developing, overseeing and advocating for the in-home care of older adults, especially those with the greatest social and economic needs
  • Contracting with providers to deliver services aimed to keep individuals in their own homes as they age
  • Providing Care Management services for older adults, in which a nurse and social worker develop in-home care plans utilizing resources available in the community
  • Administering the Kent County Senior Millage

How We Do It

AAAWM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Services are funded through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan Aging & Adults Services Agency, and the Kent County Senior Millage.