December 2019
Your monthly news & updates
The Muskegon Millage Minute is your source for regular updates on programs and services funded by the Muskegon County Senior Millage, which was approved by county voters in August of 2016.

Members of the Muskegon County Senior Activities Committee (MCSAC) make recommendations for programs and services to the full board of commissioners. MCSAC members are: Commissioners Marcia Hovey-Wright, Ken Mahoney, and Rillastine Wilkins; Sharon Ackerman, Judy Kell, Nancy McCarthy, Janet Perreault, Greg Scott, and Pat Shafer.

Senior Resources of West Michigan, the area agency on aging for Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties, is the administrator of the funds, and produces this monthly newsletter update. If you have questions about the Muskegon County Senior Millage, please contact Karla Betten at Senior Resources, 231-733-3593. Contact Lisa Tyler, communications director, at ltyler@seniorresourceswmi.org, if there is something specific you'd like to see covered in a future newsletter.
Community enCompass program offers healthy recipes and fitness tips to older adults
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Community enCompass offered a 6-week "Eat Smart Be Active" (ESBA) program at Pine Grove Manor in Muskegon Township, in conjunction with the YMCA.
" We met once a week and at every class the seniors learned new healthy recipes as well as tips for physical fitness," Virginia Taylor, Community enCompass, said. "At every class, the YMCA Veggie Van met us on-site and the seniors spent their YMCA Veggie Vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables... they earned free Veggie Vouchers with their class attendance. Also at every class, our ESBA students also received a gift incentive of a kitchen item to use at home such as cutting boards, measuring cups and jar openers. We also provided free vegetables to the students, grown at McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm, that they can take home without having a voucher.
"We are incredibly grateful to the Senior Millage for funding this project."

Legacy planning offered for families of people with disabilities

The Arc Muskegon offers a legacy planning service to educate aging parents of children with disabilities on the importance of planning for the future, and to help them create a legacy plan. The plan walks parents through development of a document that addresses housing, medical and financial needs, and quality of life. As people with disabilities are living longer, the need for planning increases. National statistics show that more than half of parents/caregivers do not have a plan for where their child will live when the parents are no longer able to care for the child.

For more information on the program, call (231) 777-2006.
Snow removal phone number listed
Living Word Church in Muskegon was awarded millage funding by the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners for snow removal for qualifying older adults in Muskegon County. To find out more about qualifications, call 231-288-5595.
Your senior millage dollars at work!