December 2018
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 Susie Hughes, 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. Contact Lisa Tyler, communications director, at, if there is something specific you'd like to see covered in a future newsletter.
Casnovia meal site a hit!
The Village of Casnovia has a new meal site, and apparently it's pretty popular with the older residents. In its first month (October), the meal site hosted more than 60 people!

Commissioners approve additional funding
The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners approved $1.6 million in funding for 2019 for 36 programs, at their recent meeting.

Programs include dental, dentures, home-delivered and congregate meals, health promotion, senior center activities, elder abuse prevention, dementia volunteer program, emergency needs, legacy planning, vision rehabilitation and counseling, home repairs, nutrition education, transportation, legal assistance, ramps, service navigation and access to services, recreation programs, safety assessments, unmet needs, evidence-based and health classes, homemaking, personal care, and more. For a full listing, visit

Your senior millage dollars at work!
Millage serves 3,000 people in county
In the first year of service (through Oct. 31, 2018), 3,081 people (unduplicated) have received more than 64,000 units of service funded through the senior millage.

Residents in every municipality or township in the county have received services. The numbers have steadily increased each month as more programs and services have been added.