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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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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…

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…

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…