Sixty Seconds Newsletter 
A Monthly Update from Senior Resources of West Michigan  
An Area Agency on Aging Serving Muskegon, Oceana & Ottawa Counties
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Alzheimer's Research Night

A free event to learn about the latest developments in Alzheimer's research:
Thursday, Aug. 11
Tanglewood Park, Muskegon

Call 800-272-3900, or visit for more information.

Speak up! Anytime day or night. Report abuse and neglect.

Senior Resources' Elder Care Specialists are available to assist with Options for Long Term Care
Call: 231-733-3585
or Toll Free:  1-800-442-0054
August 2016
Voters approve senior millage

Muskegon County voters approved the senior millage proposal, with an unofficial 16,387-10,779 margin of victory.

The 0.50 mills proposal passed in 63 of the county's 67 precincts. Services such as transportation, meals, health and wellness and personal care are expected to be offered.

The next steps are for the Muskegon County Commissioners to issue a Request for Quotes for a fiduciary organization, name a review committee, and then for the named fiduciary to issue a Request for Proposals from organizations seeking to provide services to older adults. Stay tuned for more information to come!
Senior Community Day August 19 
Michigan women leading n4a board efforts
Kathy Boles, President and CEO of the Valley Area Agency on Aging (Flint, MI), was recently sworn in as president of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) during the organization's 41st annual conference. Pam Curtis, CEO of Senior Resources, was elected to a 2-year term on the n4a board, after serving a partial term. Curtis also chairs the Corporate Relations Committee.

n4a represents the interests of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and over 250 Title VI tribal aging agencies, a nationwide network of organizations that supports the needs of older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers. Previously, Kathy served on the n4a Board of Directors and chaired several of the organization's major committees.
Since 2003, Kathy has served as the president and CEO of the Flint, Michigan-based Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA). Under her leadership, VAAA's funding base has grown significantly, enabling the agency to strengthen existing programs and develop new initiatives that have improved the health and safety of older adults in the region.
"With over 25 years of experience in the aging field, Kathy brings an extraordinary depth of knowledge and commitment to her new role as our president," said n4a CEO Sandy Markwood. "Kathy's proven leadership will serve the Aging Network well as she helps us navigate in these rapidly-changing times."
"In this new role, I am extremely honored to serve the 622 Area Agencies on Aging and 246 Title VI Native American aging programs and look forward to building on all of the hard work and momentum we've already achieved," said n4a President Kathy Boles.

The mission of n4a is to build the capacity of its members so they can better help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Senior Resources of West Michigan Inc