Videos

My West Michigan Interview: Falls Prevention

Did you know that next week is Falls Prevention Awareness Week? Our Healthy Aging Contract Administrator, Barb Nelson, joined My West Michigan to discuss the importance of falls prevention and steps you can take to avoid falls. Give the interview a watch:

My West Michigan Interview: Technology as a Tool for Togetherness

With social distancing measures in place some seniors are feeling more isolated than ever before, but technology can help to bridge the gap. Kendrick Heinlein joined My West Michigan to talk about how technology can help seniors feel more connected.

My West Michigan Interview: The Source for Seniors

Coronavirus and social distancing guidelines have certainly changed the way we go about everyday life. However, here at Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, our commitment to supporting seniors and their caregivers has remained our top priority. We work to connect seniors in our nine-county region to the resources they require to stay independent.

My West Michigan Interview- Elder Abuse Awareness Month & COVID-19 Scams

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. We joined My West Michigan to discuss the importance of raising awareness and also touched on three current coronavirus-related scams--give the interview a watch below! You can learn more about elder abuse at www.protectkentseniors.org

My West Michigan Interview- Support for Seniors and Caregivers During COVID-19

Family Caregiver University provides practical education and support to caregivers in West Michigan, one class at a time. With the current coronavirus crisis we realize this support is now more important than ever, therefore we are taking our next class offerings virtual!

My West Michigan Interview- New COVID-19 Senior Support Service

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan remains a critical source for seniors. We, and our network of partner agencies, are working to continue serve seniors during the pandemic, including the introduction of a new COVID-19 Senior Support Service.

My West Michigan Interview- Food Resources for Seniors During COVID-19

In this interview with WZZM, Staci shares tips for older adults who may now find themselves responsible for their own meals and also shared a number of food resources that are available for seniors. Give the interview a watch:

Making IT Easier: Mindfulness Tools and Apps

In this video, we discuss what stress and anxiety might look like for different people and things you can do to cope. Kendrick shows us how to use the Headspace and Calm apps and other resources are shared.

Making It Easier: Ordering Home Delivered Meals- Mom's Meals

Mom's Meals (www.momsmeals.com) is a home-delivered meal option. Watch our video as Kendrick demonstrates how to navigate the site, sign-up for an account, and order meals.

My West Michigan Interview- RideLink is taking seniors where they want to go

WATCH NOW: Learn more about RideLink and our upcoming Open House in our interview with My West Michigan!

My West Michigan Interview- KCSM

WATCH NOW: Learn more about the Kent County Senior Millage in our interview with My West Michigan!

Kent County Senior Millage- 2019

Learn more about the Kent County Senior Millage and those it impacts!

Making It Easier: Getting a Ride with Lyft

In this episode of Making It Easier, Kendrick and Regina teach you how to set up Lyft and use it to get a ride.

Making It Easier: Using Shipt for Grocery Delivery

Kendrick and Regina demonstrate how to set up an account and create an order with the grocery delivery service Shipt.

Making It Easier: Apps for Caregivers

Kendrick and Regina review Carezone and Lotsa Helping Hands - two apps to help caregivers coordinate care for their loved ones

Making It Easier: FaceTime

In this lesson, Kendrick and Regina demonstrate how to use FaceTime and how caregivers can utilize this feature to check on the people they care for, especially when caregiving long-distance.

Honoring Caregivers

WZZM Senior Wellness: Options for Staying in Your Home Longer

AAAWM's Stephanie Hecksel visits Kristin Mazur at WZZM 13 to discuss care options for older adults to remain in their home as they age.

Making It Easier: Accessing the App Store

In this lesson, Kendrick and Regina demonstrate accessing the App Store on an iPad.

WZZM Senior Wellness: Advocates for Senior Issues

AAAWM’s Lacey Charboneau visited Kamady Rudd at Wzzm13 to discuss Advocates for Senior Issues. Watch now! 

WZZM Senior Wellness: Family Caregiver University

AAAWM's Sarah Sobel joined Kamady Rudd on Wzzm13 this afternoon to discuss the upcoming Family Caregiver University class, "It's About the Conversation": Advanced Care Planning taking place on Thursday, January 24th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Watch now!

WZZM Senior Wellness: Kent Count Senior Millage

AAAWM's Anne Ellermets joined WZZM's James Stark to discuss services available in 2019 through the Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM). 

Making It Easier: Navigating, Organizing and Using Accessibility Features on Your Device

Kendrick and Regina go through ways to help you navigate your device, access device features to help you stay organized and accessibility features to help your device work better for you.

WZZM Senior Wellness: Beware of Holiday Shopping Scams

Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping and unfortunately, it is also the season for holiday scams. Watch to learn how to spot scams and protect ourselves from Holiday Scams.

Making It Easier: Setting Up Your New iPad

Did you receive a new iPad or iPhone as a holiday gift? Kendrick and Regina will show you, step by step, how to set up your new device.

WZZM Senior Wellness: Take Notice This Holiday

As we get together with our families for the holidays, now is the time we might notice some changes taking place with our older adult family members. AAAWM's Stephanie Hecksel joined Kamady Rudd on Wzzm13 to talk about when some of those changes taking place might be cause for concern or indicate some additional help is needed.

WZZM Senior Wellness: Helping Seniors Use Technology

AAAWM's Kendrick Heinlein sat down with Kamady Rudd at Wzzm13 to talk about how technology can be used to enhance the lives and independence of seniors and caregivers. Take a look!

2018 Larry Murray Award

Juan Salazar of Legal Aid of Western Michigan is the 2018 Recipient of the Larry Murray Award. 

WZZM Senior Wellness: Caring for Caregivers

The holidays can be particularly stressful for those who've taken on the task of caring for other family members. AAAWM's Julie Alicki joined Kamady Rudd on Wzzm13 offering ideas for ways we can relieve some of the stress of caregiving over the holidays and offer caregivers the gift of time to themselves.

Making It Easier - "Hey Siri"

In this lesson, Kendrick and Regina go over how to set up and use "Hey Siri" and demonstrate how it can be used as a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) in the event of an emergency.

WZZM Senior Wellness: Time to Sign Up for Medicare

Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) provides answers to your Medicare and Medicaid questions. This volunteer organization provides free and unbiased assistance for Medicare beneficiaries, families and caregivers to understand their options.

WZZM Senior Wellness - MI Choice Program

MI Choice provides older adults and adults who have a disability the supports and services necessary to continue living in the home of their choice rather than a nursing facility.

WZZM Senior Wellness - Dementia Friendly Grand Rapids

AAAWM's Jennifer VanHorssen and Chris Simon, DFGR Dementia Champion join Jennifer Pascua at WZZM to discuss Dementia Friendly Grand Rapids' efforts to build community awareness about people living with dementia and improve accessibility to the community for people with dementia and those who care for them.