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My West Michigan Interview: Making the Most of an Unprecedented Holiday Season

We joined My West Michigan this month to discuss how older adults and caregivers can find joy in the holiday season and the resources that are currently available to help them stay safe. You can catch the interview via the link below to learn more.

Over $12 Million in Funding Set to Positively Impact Older Adults through the 2021 Kent County Senior Millage

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan is pleased to announce the Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) partners for 2021 with funded services amounting to $12,181,407. 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.

Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

As a caregiver, you likely could be feeling burnt out and stressed about how to make the holiday season special for your loved one while being unable to take part in the usual traditions. Just because the circumstances surrounding the holidays have changed, doesn’t mean we can’t still find joy in the season. Here are some things you can do as a caregiver to take care of yourself, and in turn, your loved one.

Senior and Caregiver Resources During COVID-19

Now more than ever, the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan is the source for seniors. Below are just a few of the resources available to ease the burden for caregivers and support older adults:

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