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 10:00am-10:45am (time change as of April 1st) & Chair Yoga 10:45am-11:30am (time change as of April 1st) & Quilting Group 9:00am-4:00pm
*Above is the regular schedule – Please see date/time changes for summer classes below*
Thursday, July 11th – Thursday August 29th
Chair Yoga 9:30-10:30am with substitute instructor Dr. Sudhir K. Reddy
Zumba 10:30-11:15 am with substitute instructor Jeana Gondek
Weekly Wednesday Luncheons
Seniors are meeting every Wednesday at 11:45am for lunch 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 offer many health services before and after our lunches like, blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar checks, hearing aid assistance & foot care services. Keep scrolling to find our monthly lunch menu! Please contact with questions and to RSVP to the luncheon at (269) 6658-2615 x 5
Project Safe Senior
Antwerp Township is working with local fire departments to help seniors install smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. While we understand that we have over 2,000 seniors in our Township, we cannot provide for all. The Township along with local fire departments feel it is important to reach out to those seniors who may not be able to afford or install these combination alarms on their own.
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.
Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
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.
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/
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,
Antwerp Township Senior Services sends out a newsletter once a quarter. It is filled with fun events and activities as well as updates on the program. If you would like to stay updated with what is going on at Antwerp Township Senior Services please contact us and we will put you on our newsletter mailing list! (269) 668-2615 x 208
Dr. G Foot Care Services is canceled during the month of July. He will be in the Activity Center after the Senior Luncheon on Wednesday, September 18th at 1:00pm.
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
Karen Dunn: email@example.com
Daniel Ruzick: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chantel Reyna: email@example.com
What’s for Lunch This Month?
Wednesday, July 3rd (Wagoner’s)
Fried Chicken, Potato Wedges, Green Beans & Rolls
VBEMS at 11:00am – Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Blood Sugar Checks
Wednesday, July 10th (Pigs & Pies – Meat donated by Ruzick Farms)
Roast Beef Sandwich on Hoagie Roll with Aujus, Potato Chips & Strawberry Banana Chicken Salad
Conversation Wednesday & Senior Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 17th « PICNIC IN THE PARK « (Nisker’s)
Your choice of a Burger, Brat or Chicken Breast with Italian Pasta Salad, Sweet Lou’s Baked Beans, Potato Chips and Pies & Ice cream for Dessert·Live music from 11-noon·Lunch from Noon-1:30pm·Prize Raffle after dessert! Please RSVP to this event (269) 668-2615 x 5
Wednesday, July 24th (Amore Pizza)
Your Choice of 2 Slices: Cheese Pizza, Meat Pizza or Vegetable Pizza with a Bread Stick & Salad
Guest Speaker: Veronica Troutner – Bronson
Wednesday, July 31st (Southwest Senior Services)
Beef Stroganoff, Sauteed Spinach, Poached Pears, Buttermilk Biscuit and Birthday Cake
Guest Speaker: Greg Miller – Senior Care Partners (P.A.C.E)
Where & How are Millage Tax Dollars Being Spent?
Check out the latest Revenue/Expenditure Report June 2019 (*FY runs 7/1/19 – 6/30/20) 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.
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.