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Establishment and Growth of the Aging Network Part 2 – Administration on Aging (AoA)

Founded in 1973, AgeWell Services of West Michigan’s mission invites adults 60 and older to redefine their age. We provide vital connections to keep one of our most vulnerable populations nourished, active, learning and living independently. In the first blog post of this four-part series, we learned about the Older Americans Act (OAA). OAA was…

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Moving and Motivation: AgeWell Services’ Wellness Center Exercise Classes Provide Help After Loss

By Lorraine Kinnucan Get Up! Get Dressed! Get Moving! This is the message that Sytsema Funeral Home suggested to me after the loss of my husband, Jerry. That was a year ago, and I have been faithful to that commitment because I had to go on. A friend had been coming to AgeWell Services’ Tanglewood…

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The Wellness Center-It’s Not Just for Exercise

When you hear “the Wellness Center at AgeWell Services” what does that mean to you? Maybe it’s an exercise class with Francine, or a visit to the fitness room (with our four new machines). While physical fitness is an important part of what we do, the Wellness Center offers so much more! Read on to…

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How Do Seniors Meet Other Seniors?

One of the most difficult aspects of aging can be the loneliness. Friends and family pass or move away, severing our social connections. Loneliness can be as dangerous for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. There are ways to connect with others. Technology can help us connect with friends and family who don’t…

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Fall 2022 Letter from the Director

Lorraine is just one shining example of someone redefining aging. After the devastating loss of her husband, she found comfort among friendly faces in several exercise classes which strengthened her body and her mind. She now volunteers each week in our administrative offices. We’re so grateful to her for sharing her story. Just like Lorraine,…

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August 2022 Grants and Municipalities List

Since October 1, 2021, government and charitable grants have made significant and lasting impact on thelives of older adults in Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties. We categorize grants by two main sources:government and charitable. Government grants include federal, state and local agencies. Charitable grants arefrom different foundation types, such as family or private. Our sincerest…