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At the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM), we are working to make sure West Michigan seniors are connected with the resources they need to stay safe and healthy. If you or your loved one has questions on the community supports that are available, call us at (616) 456-5664. You can also visit our website and Facebook page where we are regularly sharing resources and other updates.
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Upcoming VIRTUAL Events

Family Caregiver University: How to Support Family Caregivers and Older Adults During COVID-19
Monday, May 18th | 10:00 - 11:00 am via ZOOM
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Dementia Friends Session
Tuesday, June 2nd | 1:00 - 2:30 pm via ZOOM
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Diversity Academy: Living Alone But Not Lonely--Community and Family Connections Matter

Tuesday, June 2nd | 2:00 - 4:00 pm via ZOOM
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What You Need to Know About the New Auto Insurance Law
Tuesday, June 23rd | 10:00 - 11:00 am via ZOOM
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Registration required for all virtual classes: 
Email: or call: 616-222-7032

KCSM Partner Spotlight:

When the coronavirus pandemic began, there was, as expected, a bit of uncertainty. With older adults considered high-risk, social distancing measures in place, and even some services being temporarily suspended, adjustments were necessary for our Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) network to continue to serve seniors. However, one thing remained paramount: our partners’ commitment to taking care of older adults in need. The KCSM team truly rose to the challenge, thinking outside of the box of how to get seniors the essential supports they desperately required to stay healthy and well during this time.

Hear from three of our KCSM partners; Meals on Wheels of Western MichiganMoxie Life Organizing, and Senior Neighbors, as they share how they have adapted to continue to serve older adults and their family caregivers in the article below.

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Featured Video: Making IT Easier

Our latest Making IT Easier video focuses on mindfulness tools. Kendrick walks us through how to use the Calm and Headspace apps, and Sarah shares what feelings of anxiety might look like for different people as well as her own tips on how she is working to stay mindful during this time. Watch it here.

Laura Kelso, who created the Grand Rapids Savvy Senior Learning Series, shares her insights on current stay-home order in our latest guest post: The gifts and challenges of social distancing varied by age, and stage of life

"As the weeks of social isolation dragged on, most of us have found ourselves with increased time on our hands. Time to catch up on unfinished projects, time to organize areas of our home, and above all, time to think." 

Read her article here.


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