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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News & Media

Building Healthy Habits- Introducing Active Living Every Day

Has the shutdown got you down? Has the pandemic removed all motivation to move? Got you stuck in a rut…or stuck on the couch? Then we have the program for you. Adding to our suite of evidence-based programs, the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan is offering a new program: Active Living Every Day (ALED).

Share your feedback on the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan's FY22 Annual Implementation Plan- Comments accepted until June 21, 2021

Are you an older adult? Do you care for a loved one who is over 60? Are you a professional in the aging network? Share your feedback on the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan's FY22 Annual Implementation Plan.

Older Michiganian's Day- Take Action!

Watch the Older Michiganian's Day 2021 video! It highlights the five critical areas to senior services for the state of Michigan, where support from legislators is needed, and how you can help. Together we can build communities of strength!

My West Michigan Interview: Support for Caregivers of Older Adults

This year has been especially difficult for caregivers of older adults. The exhaustion and the anxiety are real. Sarah Sobel joined My West Michigan to offer helpful advice. After all, the pandemic isn’t over yet, and caregivers continue to be faced with new challenges. AAAWM offers many resources to support caregivers, from virtual classes to a new support group. You can catch the interview via the link below to learn more.

Kent County Senior Millage FY 2022 Letter of Intent Announcement

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) will accept Letters of Intent for 2022 Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) funds. The KCSM Letter of Intent will be released on July 1, 2021 and the submission deadline is July 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The website link to access the Letter of Intent will be available on July 1st.

Senior Perspectives May/June 2021

The May/June 2021 issue of Senior Perspectives is here!

Older Michiganian's Day- Take Action!

Watch the Older Michiganian's Day 2021 video! It highlights the five critical areas to senior services for the state of Michigan, where support from legislators is needed, and how you can help. Together we can build communities of strength!

My West Michigan Interview: Support for Caregivers of Older Adults

This year has been especially difficult for caregivers of older adults. The exhaustion and the anxiety are real. Sarah Sobel joined My West Michigan to offer helpful advice. After all, the pandemic isn’t over yet, and caregivers continue to be faced with new challenges. AAAWM offers many resources to support caregivers, from virtual classes to a new support group. You can catch the interview via the link below to learn more.