Welcome Antwerp Township Seniors!
Questions about Antwerp Township Senior Services? Please contact the Brenna Reder at (269) 668-2615 x 5 or at BReder@antwerptownship.com
Monday: Healing Yoga 10:00am-11:00am & Cardio Drumming 11:30am-12:30pm & Embroidery Enthusiasts 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday: Muscle Energy Yoga 9:30am-10:30am & Tai Chi 10:30am-11:30am & Pinochle and Bingo 11:00am-3:30pm
Wednesday: Weekly Wednesday Luncheon at Noon! Please RSVP at (269) 688-2615 x 5 & Knitting Group at 1:00pm
Thursday: Zumba 9:30am-10:30am & Chair Yoga 10:30am-11:30am & Quilting Group 9:00am-4:00pm
Cooking Classes with Lynne McGuire & Wendell Meade Lynne McGuire & Wendell Meade are taking participants through a full dining experience including appetizers, soups and salads, entrees and dessert. Cost is $35 per person which includes your meal for the evening and a recipe packet. Please call Chantel Wojcik 269-621-3141, extension 1339 or email email@example.com for more information. Ready to register – just visit www.pigsandpies.com,
Senior Care Program
We give ears first and hearts next. The first time you call, VBEMS will take an assessment to build on a foundation to make intelligent recommendations for a customized care program for you. The goal of this program is to recognize health care needs and work with your physician to maintain a quality of life in your home. VBEMS offers professionally trained staff and is an extension of the health care system. It’s not designed to take the place of a home health care agency, but to work along side of them. Once a visit has been made to your home, the following visits will be for health screenings, medication checks/organization, home safety, and patient education. This program also provides ride assistance to doctors appointments. Please call 269-657-2996 if you or someone you know could benefit from this program.
Weekly Wednesday Luncheons
Seniors are meeting every Wednesday at noon for luncheons in the Activity Center, join us for a great meal (donations welcomed, not required). There are also guest speakers after the majority of our luncheons starting at 12:45pm. We also offer many health services before and after our lunches like, blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar checks, hearing aid assistance & foot care services. Please contact with questions and to RSVP to the luncheon at (269) 6658-2615 x 5
Need Housing Assistance?
Senior Guidance is an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly. We have a dedicated section within our website that provides extremely well detailed and thorough information on Michigan assisted living. The website discusses all services available for seniors living in Michigan, outlines helpful state programs for seniors and allows to find assisted living facilities in every city, town and village in Michigan: https://www.seniorguidance.org/assisted-living/michigan/
Questions about Senior Project Fresh? Contact Erin Watson at Universall Home HealthCare to obtain coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables and eligibility requirements. Phone is 269-872-3352
Where and how are millage tax dollars being spent? Check out the latest Revenue/Expenditure Report August 2018 (*FY runs 7/1/18 – 6/30/19) So if the fiscal year ended…what happened to money that wasn’t spent? Those tax dollars are dedicated funds which means, just like fire funds, they remain in an account for the sole purpose of serving seniors each year. The total amount available is depicted as fund balance on the bottom of the report.
Do you have a home healthcare need? Do you need a ramp? Would you like to become a foster grandparent? Senior Services of Southwest Michigan can help. One call covers it all 269-382-0515. Whether you need assessment services, home repair, home care, meals on wheels, let Senior Services of Southwest Michigan help you with your home care needs. There’s also commodity and nutrition assistance through Mattawan Food Pantry, Eleanor’s Food Pantry, Project Senior Fresh, Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency.
How can you help? Volunteer, suggest an activity you would like to see started, participate in existing programs, come to our luncheons on Wednesdays, come and hang out with us. We’d love to see you!
Antwerp Township Advisory Board: Board meets on the second Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the Activity Center
Sid Shank, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcia Shaneyfelt-Niles: email@example.com
Ralph “Paul” Forst: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Tribble: WMT_3@yahoo.com
Karen Dunn: email@example.com
Daniel Ruzick: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chantel Reyna: email@example.com
Since the millage passed in August of 2014, these individuals have been meeting on a regular basis to get our program up and running, while making recommendations to the Antwerp Township Board of Trustees. Survey results are in and detailed results are available (Survey Results SS 2014). Out of 2,117 surveys mailed, 569 were returned, a 27% return rate.
Highest response rate for programs/services were: Health Services such as balance/strength, low impact exercise; Educational Programming such as informational seminars; and Trips/Travel.
Wednesday, February 6th (EMA Catering) Happy 5th Anniversary Antwerp Township Senior Services!
Broccoli Apple Salad, Prime Rib OR Ham, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Hot Vegetable, Roll & Ice cream
V.B.E.M.S at 11:00am – Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar & Heart Rate Checks
No Guest Speaker
Wednesday, February 13th (Can-Cun)
Chicken Fajita Bar, Spanish Rice, Re-fried Beans, Flour Tortilla, Chips & Salsa
Conversation Wednesday & Senior Advisory Board Meeting at 1:00pm
Rx Optical: Vision Screenings, contact (269) 668-2615 x 5 to schedule
Wednesday, February 20th (Southwest Senior Services)
Country Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Sweet Corn, Peach Cobbler, Salad & Whole Grain Roll
Sunshine Library Art Class at 1pm
Wednesday, February 27th (Scott’s Catering)
Meat OR Vegetarian Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Green Beans & Cupcakes
Guest Speaker: Lynn McFarlen – History of the First Ladies
Affordable Hearing Appointments, contact (269) 668-2615 x 5 to schedule