Men eating at DTE Holiday Meal

Annual Holiday Meal Serves Thousands in West Michigan

Our annual DTE Energy Foundation Holidays Meals is one of the most highly anticipated events in the community. Our goal was to provide 3,000 meals to both Meals on Wheels and Lunch & Activity Centers participants. We far surpassed the goal by serving 3,402 holiday meals! What is this event? In partnership with DTE Energy…

Senior Strength Training: It is never too late to start

If you are taking exercise classes or using the fitness room, but neither include any sort of strength training, it might be time to switch it up a little bit. Strength training can play an important role in helping prevent age-related muscle loss and falls, promoting mobility, keeping your bones strong and helping to combat…

Isolation is an Aging Adult’s #1 Enemy

For aging adults, the corrosive impact of being homebound and socially isolated can be as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Health studies estimate as much as $6.7 billion in annual spending is attributed to social isolation among older adults. Among the elderly, social isolation and poor relationships were associated with a 29% increase…

My Experience as an AgeWell Services Volunteer

I would like to take some time right now to tell you about my own experience with AgeWell Services of West Michigan. I started out as a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels in April of 2019. I absolutely loved delivering meals on my routes. There were so many grateful people each time I delivered….

7 Steps to Get Heart Healthy For American Heart Month

Today is the day to wear red! February is American Heart Month and the first Friday of the month is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, killing 301,280 women in 2019, about 1 in 5 deaths….