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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.
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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. Our self-care might look a little different but is still possible. Here are some things you can do as a caregiver to take care of yourself, and in turn, your loved one.
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Save the Date: Upcoming Events

Virtual Family Caregiver University: Looking Up When
Life Pushes You Down

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm via Zoom
See the flyer here!

Virtual Dementia Friends Session
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm via Zoom
See the flyer here!

Virtual Family Caregiver Support Group
Tuesdays | 10:00 - 11:00 am via Zoom
See the flyer here!

Virtual Advocates for Senior Issues Meeting
Friday, January 15, 2021 | 10:00 am via Zoom
Learn more!

Virtual Family Caregiver University: Emotional Health During COVID-19
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm via Zoom
See the flyer here!

Virtual Webinar: All About AAAWM
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 10:00 am via Zoom
Stay tuned for further details!

Did you miss our recent Family Caregiver University
"Community Resources A to Z" two-part series? 

You can now watch the recordings here!

Registration required for all virtual FCU classes: 
Email: or call: 616-222-7032
Making the Most of an Unprecedented Holiday Season

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan's Emily Armstrong joined My West Michigan and The Morning Show with Shelley Irwin this month to discuss how older adults and caregivers can find joy in the holiday season and resources that are currently available to help them stay safe. You can catch the interviews via the links below to learn more.

My West Michigan Interview

The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin Interview
In times like these, it is important to stay up-to-date and aware of current scams. The FTC offers helpful resources on common scams, how to avoid them, and what to do if you are scammed. Visit the FTC website. In addition, the Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition works to advocate, educate, and seek justice for vulnerable adult abuse in Kent County. The coalition is currently offering VIRTUAL presentations to groups who would like to learn more about elder abuse.
For more information, visit or call 616-456-5664.
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