October 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.
First senior millage open house draws crowd

More than 160 people attended the first Muskegon County Senior Millage open house and got information about the dozens of programs and services available to older adults. Those attending received a bag, enjoyed light refreshments, and had the opportunity to speak with roughly two dozen organizations providing a variety of millage-funded programs throughout the county.
Muskegon County Commissioners Ken Mahoney and Bob Scolnik chat with Pat Shafer, a member of the Muskegon County Senior Activities Committee (advisory committee to the board of commissioners) at the open house.
Senior medical transportation, veggie van funding approved by commissioners

The Muskegon County Commission approved $130,917 for AgeWell Services' senior medical transportation, and $30,000 to the YMCA for Veggie Van activities.

The senior medical transportation program was formerly operated by the American Red Cross; it moved to AgeWell Services on July 1. The program provides free transportation to seniors needing to get to medical appointments within the county. For more information, call 231-726-7090.

The Y's Veggie Van will deliver fresh produce to older adults at various sites throughout the county. Call Jennifer at 231-557-8295 for more information on the Veggie Van's schedule.

Commissioners approve continued millage funding

The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners also approved 59 senior millage continuation of funding awards totaling $2,099,015 for fiscal year 2020, effective Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020, as recommended by the Senior Activities Committee. Programs include home repairs, health and wellness, senior center activities, nutrition and meals, recreation programs, senior service navigation, and more.

You can learn more about the senior millage at https://seniorresourceswmi.org/muskegon-county-senior-millage/. The Google calendar located on the page lists activities throughout the county.
Your senior millage dollars at work!