How to Support Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Around our West Michigan region, extra precautions are being made to keep older adults healthy. However, as the situation is ever-changing, more and more crucial services are being paused. So, what can you do to help those at risk?

A Statement from Executive Director, Jackie O'Connor

A statement from Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan’s Executive Director, Jackie O’Connor:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources & AAAWM Programming Updates

A few helpful resources in regards to COVID-19 and the latest updates on our programming cancellations.

Help Inform the State Plan on Aging: Take the Survey!

Every three years the Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA), which is part of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is required to create a state plan on aging to establish goals and priorities to meet the needs of Michigan's older adults. For the first time, they are excited to be able to offer the opportunity for community members to participate and help inform the state plan.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan Joins National Campaign to Raise Awareness of Local Home Modification Programs to Support the Changing Mobility Needs of Older Adults

Many older adults living in Kent County will likely experience changes to their mobility as they age. As a result of these changes, older adults and their caregivers will turn to local organizations for support with updating their homes to meet their evolving mobility needs, which can be a daunting process

Over $12 Million in Funding Set to Positively Impact Older Adults through the 2020 Kent County Senior Millage

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan is pleased to announce the Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) partners for 2020 with funded services amounting to $12,033,000. 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.

Many Hands Make Light Work

The Many Hands program helps caregivers access the support networks they may not realize they already have.

Getting Help with Medicare

With the Open Enrollment period right around the corner, it might be time to get some help with deciding what plans work best for meeting all of your healthcare needs. The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, or MMAP for short, is available to do just that.

Announcement: SCSEP Ends

We regret to announce that Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) will no longer be participating in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP/Title V) effective June 25, 2018.

Annual Implementation Plan Draft

The Draft Annual Implementation Plan is available for view

CARF Survey June 18 - June 20, 2018

A survey team from CARF International* will be visiting AAAWM June 18 through June 20, 2018

Announcement: Public Hearing

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) is seeking comment on its Draft Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) for fiscal year 2019.