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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…

Imposter Scams: Who are they, really?

Guest post by SafeSeniors Imposter scammers lie about who they are in order to trick you into giving them money or to provide them with sensitive information. Here are some common scams, what to watch for, and what to do. Romance Scams The imposter will pretend to be interested in you romantically. They’ll use a…

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Senior Symposium: Together Again, Moving Forward!

When we started thinking about what to call this year’s Senior Symposium, one idea came immediately to mind – Together Again! We had our last in person day of learning in fall of 2019 with 200 people attending to learn and connect on topics important older adults. With 2020 came the global pandemic and everything…

Hang Up on Scammers

The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General is ready to #SlamTheScam on March 10, the third annual National Slam the Scam Day!  Slam the Scam Day is part of National Consumer Protection Week hosted by the Federal Trade Commission from March 6-12. The goal is to raise public awareness of government imposter and…