“Stay Well” Can Help You Age Well

Guest post by Paula Detwiller If we’ve learned anything from the pandemic, it’s that our mental health and physical health go hand-in-hand.  Remember the “bad old days” when COVID-19 traveled like wildfire through nursing homes, claiming hundreds of lives, and keeping family members separated? This public health disaster created a cascade of emotions — fear,…

This Wouldn’t Be Possible Without People Like You

Dear AgeWell Services of West Michigan volunteers, As we kickoff 2022 National Volunteer Week, we want to thank all of our volunteers. Thank you for your decades-long support. The idea and act of volunteerism is centuries old. For AgeWell Services, we have relied on volunteer support to provide vital connections to keep older adults nourished,…

Receiving the Keys to His Independence As He Helps Others with Theirs

February in West Michigan can be brutal. Cold temperatures, gloomy skies, and snow are typically in the forecast. February 25, 2022 was not a normal day, for many reasons. The sky was bright blue with barely a cloud to be seen. The temperature hinted at the coming spring. A group began to gather in one…

Vegetables at a market

Your Parents Knew What They Were Talking About

Parents give great advice.  Our parents raised us to make good decisions in life.  Can you remember some of the important words of wisdom that your parents gave you?  One of the phrases I’m sure you heard was: “Eat your vegetables!”  Some of you may remember when you couldn’t leave the table until you cleaned…