DIGNITY. INDEPENDENCE. CHOICE

Welcome to the homepage of the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan (AAANM). Take your time and have a look around to learn about who we are, who we serve and what we do.

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WHO WE ARE

We are a private, nonprofit agency and a part of an Aging Network on a federal, state and local level. We operate under four primary functions, which include advocacy, funding, planning and program development.
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WHO WE SERVE

AAANM serves and advocates for older persons, adults with disabilities and caregivers by providing resources and access to services. Our mission is to support this population’s independence, dignity and quality of life.
 
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HOW WE HELP

Together with our community partners, we help build and maintain a local network of support, resources and services for older adults and caregivers in our region. 

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SERVICE AREA

AAANM has proudly served Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties since 1974. Our service area is also referred to as Region 10. We are your reliable and dedicated source for information, options, and services for older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers.

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Do you know someone that wants to age at home but is currently living in a nursing home or at risk for nursing home placement? Give us a call to talk about alternative options available based on eligibility.

(800) 442-1713 or (231) 947-8920
Check out these wonderful transportation options available in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. 

www.bata.net/fares
A panel of persons living with dementia will discuss ways to navigate difficult conversations from their perspective. To register, call 989.358.4616, email mainvilleb@nemcsa.org or click here: https://forms.office.com/r/3KHHtV31qe
Call us today to talk about your care needs or the needs of a loved one. We are here to help.

(800) 442-1713 or (231) 947-8920
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Aging, Community Living and Supports is inviting the public to join community conversations to provide input regarding the needs and gaps in programs and services that affect quality of life for older residents. 

MDHHS will use information gathered during the community conversations to identify priorities for the department in support of the health and well-being of Michigan’s older adult population.
 
See below for details.
You're invited to join this Free virtual event on January 23, 2023 from 3-4:30pm. 

Share this opportunity with family, friends and neighbors!

See below for more details.
In partnership with Northern Healthcare Management and Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, we are hosting a Consumer Collaborative session for MI Choice Medicaid Waiver participants and their caregivers/supports. The focus of the session is quality improvement efforts. Please join us to share your thoughts, comments and suggestions.

Click the link below to join the virtual session on January 24, 2023 at 11am. Or call (audio only) +1 989-577-5095 Phone Conference ID: 753 303 176# 

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Learn new things, meet new people and unlock new life experiences. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Library of Michigan have partnered with GetSetUp to provide live virtual classes taught by older adults. With 500+ live classes each week in technology, fitness, finance, travel and much more, you’ll have everything you need to pursue your passions. 

Try a free class today at https://www.getsetup.io/partner/michigan
Did you know that AAANM offers a free caregiver newsletter called Northern News for Caregivers? The news is emailed to subscribers no more than once a month and includes helpful caregiver tips, tools and resources. If you would like to become a subscriber email us at info@aaanm.org and ask to be added to our Northern News for Caregivers email list.
Do you know an older adult living in Leelanau County that could use a little help with technology? If so, tell them about Technology Tuesdays. This free assistance program starts on Tuesday, January 10th at the Leland Township Library from 4-5pm. See below for more information.
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We are here to help you. Call our information line at (800) 442-1713.

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