Knowledge is power, peace of mind.

The more you know, the better prepared you can be to live your life to the fullest. We’ve compiled this list of resources and articles related to aging that may be of help to you.

Heart of West Michigan United Way

United Way 2-1-1 connects people to more than 2,900 services in Kent County, including food, shelter, utility assistance, disaster recovery, childcare, transportation, and more. Whoever you are, whatever your needs, 2-1-1 makes it easy to find help for yourself, a neighbor, or a loved one.


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people age 50 and over have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. Since 1958, AARP has been leading a revolution in the way people view and live life.

Age in Place (National Aging in Place Council)

The National Aging in Place Council is a senior support network. NAIPC was founded on the belief that an overwhelming majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible, but lack awareness of home and community-based services that make independent living possible.

Resources for Aging in Place

Aging in Place is an initiative of Partners for Livable Communities (Partners) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). It was developed to help America’s communities prepare for the aging of their population and to become places that are good to grow up, live in and grow old.

Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan

Established in April 1974, the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) exists to help older adults and persons with disabilities live in their community with independence and dignity. The website includes advocacy alerts, caregiver resources, healthy living tips and links to local and national resources.

Caring for the Caregiver

A resource to give hope and help to caregivers. Taking Care of Yourself

Depression in Older Adults and the Elderly

Helpguide’s mission is to help people understand, prevent, and resolve many of life’s challenges. The goal is to empower people with the knowledge and support they need to take charge of their lives and make healthy choices.

Today’s Caregiver

Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, they produce Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, the “Fearless Caregiver Conferences”, and their website, which includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today’s Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and an online store. Caregiver Media Group and all of its products are developed for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers.


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