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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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Establishment and Growth of the Aging Network Part 1 – The Older American Act (OAA)

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 this four-part series, we’re going to take you through a journey of the key legislations, networks and agencies…

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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…

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….