Community Needs Assessment

Help Inform Our Community's Needs!


The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan 2024 Community Needs Assessment. Completed every three years, this assessment will help us determine the needs in our nine-county region for both caregivers and older adults, as well as those living with a disability.

  • Informed Decision-Making: With new data and insights, we will be better equipped to make informed decisions about resource allocation and program development.
  • Collaborative Partnerships: We aspire to foster collaborative partnerships with other organizations, institutions, and stakeholders to collectively address the identified needs.
  • Measurable Impact: Through this assessment, we will establish a baseline against which we can measure the impact of our efforts over time.

This feedback will help to improve our programs, services, and advocacy.


Any older adults (55+), adults living with a disability, and caregivers in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, or Osceola counties


Download a paper copy and mail it in to (3215 Eaglecrest Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49505) or take our survey online below! If you complete this needs assessment, you can enter to win a $20 gift card!


This assessment will be open until December 22, 2023. The results will be measured and distributed throughout the service area by March 2024.

If you require accommodation or translation to take part in this survey, please reach out to Sheri Harris, Director of Advocacy and Planning at or (616) 222-7015.


THANK YOU! If you would like to be entered to win a $20 gift card, you can fill out this contact card and email it to 

About the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
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 communities. AAAWM is The Source for Seniors in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola counties. Together with our partners, through the Older Americans Act and Kent County Senior Millage, and through in-house programs, we help provide person-centered care that empowers individuals to age in place.

If you have completed this survey and find yourself in need of support and services please call (616) 456-5664 or 888-456-5664.


(616) 456-5664 

3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE,

Grand Rapids, MI 49525