Cassie Caple Announced as the New Vice President of Contract Services and Program Development for the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) is pleased to announce that Cassie Caple has been promoted to the Vice President of Contract Services and Program Development.

In her new role with AAAWM, Caple will oversee the annual budget program of the Kent County Senior Millage and Older Americans Act funding, which amounts to over $23 million each year to support older adults and caregivers through a variety of services. She will also support program development and partnerships throughout the region to help identify gaps in care and wrap-around programming.

Cassie’s commitment and care for older adults has been evident in her past five years with the agency. She has spearheaded the Elder Abuse Coalition to protect and educate our region’s seniors and began a National Hoarding Professionals organization. I know her innovative thinking and institutional knowledge will greatly benefit our partner network and AAAWM as a whole,” shared AAAWM CEO Kendrick Heinlein.

Cassie has a long history of work in the non-profit sector and has been with the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan since July 2018. Previously she was involved with Arbor Circle’s homeless youth shelter and worked in the Child Life Department at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. She has her Master’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and went to Aquinas College for her undergrad where she majored in Sociology with a minor in Urban Studies.

Caple explains, “I am excited to continue to work with our AAAWM staff and partnering agencies to provide quality services to older adults, those with a disability, and caregivers. I look forward to exploring opportunities that will help expand our aging network and find innovative ways to stay ahead of our community needs and secure our place as the Source for Seniors.

Join us in congratulating Cassie!