Senior Advocates Membership
Next Meeting : Friday, April 19, 2019
Beacon Hill at Eastgate
1919 Boston Street SE
- Call to Order and Announcements: Tom Appel, President
- Health Care Strategy Group Report – Lody Zwarensteyn
Wayman Britt, Kent County Administrator
County Administrator Wayman Britt started serving as Interim County Administrator/Controller on July 1, 2017 and was promoted to Administrator/Controller on January 25, 2018. Britt has been with Kent County since 2004, serving as management oversight for the Health Department, the Community Development and Housing Department, and Veterans Services. In addition, he is the liaison for the State Department of Health and Human Services, and is responsible for several community initiatives such as the Kent County Family and Children’s Coordinating Council.
Partnering in Our Community for Nearly 100 years –
Investing in Community
Diana Sieger, President Grand Rapids Community Foundation
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation has made a positive impact in our community standing alongside many partners. The story behind grant making and how the Foundation makes a difference in many ways.
Be sure to mark your calendars for Older Michiganians Day coming up on May 15, 2019. Detailed information regarding bus schedules and RSVP will be coming soon. 2019-OMD-Save-the-Date-flyer.pdf
As promised, below you will find links to websites which allow you to watch the goings on in Lansing:
I look forward to seeing you all next month on May 17, 2019. We will again be meeting at Beacon Hill at Eastegate.
All the best to you my friends,
Advocacy Coordinator and Planner
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
2019 Membership Meetings
3rd Friday of the month
10:00 A.M. Meeting call to order
April 19, 2019
May 17, 2019
June 21, 2019
Advocates for Senior Issues is a non-partisan organization, affiliated with the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
Advocates for Senior Issues
is a non-partisan association made up of local citizens and organizations interested in the concerns and well-being of older adults, as well as issues that concern our community, our safety, and our happiness. We hope to inform our members and educate our legislators to effect local, state, and federal legislation concerning seniors.
The group meets regularly to:
Meetings include legislators who speak on current events and answer questions from the group. Experts from many professions are also invited to keep members informed on life changes, new ideas, and the best ways to get things done.
Advocates for Senior Issues members advocate for local community issues as well as state and federal issues. There are presently three active Strategy Groups that are working on Elder Abuse, Health Care, and Long Term Care issues.
Members from their 20’s to their 90’s always find something interesting at meetings. It’s a good place to connect with others of like interests!