May 11, 2016 – Older Michiganians Day

OMD 2016 Flyer-edited 2-2

May 11, 2016
Sponsored by Area Agencies on Aging & Aging Network Partners
“A Voice for Michigan’s Aging”
Older Michiganians Day (OMD) is an
annual FREE event that draws hundreds of
older adults from across Michigan, united in
their passion for issues impacting older
Michigan residents.
Join us, in this day of advocacy and
This is a unique opportunity to give a voice to
your thoughts and ideas on state public policies
aimed at helping older adults live their lives
fully, with independence and dignity

OMD is a FREE event!
Pre-registration is required to:
◊ Receive a ticket for a complimentary boxed lunch
◊ Get information on available transportation to
catch a ride to Lansing
◊ Have meetings scheduled for you with your
State Senator and State House of Representative member
When you pre-register for the event, you will be asked to provide
your name and address

To Register: Call 616-222-7042 or email Please report
the following information:
1. Your name
2. Your address
3. Your phone number and email address
4. Whether you will be riding the bus or driving

Friday, March 18, 2016 Membership Meeting

Membership Meeting
Friday, March 18, 2016
Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI
9:00 am – Strategy Groups
10:00 am – General Meeting

Call to Order and Announcements: Maureen Slade, President
Strategy Group Report
Legislative Presentation
Senator Dave Hildenbrand (R) 29th District
Before running for Senate, Hildenbrand served as a state
representative, chief of staff for Senator Bill Hardiman, deputy chief
of staff for Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus and as an agriculture
policy advisor for Governor John Engler. Dave has a Bachelor of
Science in Public Resource Management from Michigan State
University. An avid outdoorsman, Dave loves to hunt, fish, camp,
and experience Michigan’s beautiful natural resources.
Senator Hildenbrand serves as chair of the powerful Senate
Appropriations committee.
Program Presentation: Dementia 101
Joy Spahn, Regional Director for Alzheimer’s Association
Julie Alicki, Community Living Program Consultant for Area
Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
People with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia suffer from a
progressive brain disorder that makes it increasingly difficult for
them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others
and eventually take care of themselves. Understanding how
dementia impacts a person helps us understand better ways of
communicating and interacting with them.