May 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 Damian Jarocki 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.
County commission awards additional funding for programs and services

The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners on May 14 approved more than $425,000 to area organizations for additional programs and services through the senior millage.

Funding awards include: preventive dental services through Access Health's Volunteer for Dental program; a congregate meal with guest speakers at Egelston Township; major and minor home repairs throughout the county through the City of Muskegon; yard maintenance and home chore services for City of Muskegon residents; major home repairs for City of Muskegon Heights residents; education/outreach services and housing enforcement services through the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan; a Next Steps fitness program through MCC's Lakeshore Fitness Center; senior speaker series with transportation through Pioneer Resources' It's Great to Be a Senior program; Northern Muskegon County recreation opportunities through Pioneer Resources; support of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program through United Way of the Lakeshore; senior pet deposit assistance through Pound Buddies; full service grocery transportation through Ravenna Township; and a contract amendment for Orchard View Community Education for senior center activities.

For more information on these programs, you can call 2-1-1 or call the individual agencies/municipalities.
Check out the Senior Millage calendar of events!

There is now a Google calendar that lists senior millage-funded activities throughout Muskegon County! It's full of activities each month that are provided through senior millage funding.

Your senior millage dollars at work!
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Millage services continue to grow
Through March, 958 people received more than 10,417 units of service through the Muskegon County Senior Millage in 2019. Every township, city and village in the county has received services through the senior millage.

In March:
* 184 people were served 569 congregate meals
* 126 people participated in senior center activities
* 24 people received 365 home-delivered meals
* 203 people had help with transportation
* 20 people met with a senior service navigator
* 13 people took part in a meal preparation program
* 32 people participated in a senior recreation program
* and more received counseling, help with low vision or dental needs, assistance with Pathways and with unmet needs!