Antwerp Senior Services Administrator contact info: email@example.com or 668-2615 ext 208
Electronic Newsletter (just click on the link below)
THE FOLLOWING DATE OUR OFFICE AND ALL ACTIVIES ARE CANCELLED FOR 2023
MEMORIAL DAY – MAY 29, 2023
INDEPENDENCE DAY- JULY 4, 2023
LABOR DAY – SEPTEMBER 4, 2023
VETERANS DAY – NOVEMBER 13 (OBSERVED)2023
THANKSGIVING DAY – NOVEMBER 23 AND 24TH 2023
CHRISTMAS – DECEMBER 25 & 26, 2023
NEW YEAR’S – DECEMBER 28, 2023 CLOSING AT NOON AND JANUARY 1, 2024
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistant) is assisting seniors at Freshwater church provided by United Way of Southwest Michigan. Drop off and pick up only, no appointment. Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from February 2nd-March 30th from 1pm-6pm in Room 102.
You must call a week in advance to reserve a lunch for the following week by 3pm(meals subject to change)Antwerp Township Senior Services Menu
Questions? Contact Karol at (269) 668-2615 ext 208
Wednesday, March 22 (Scott’s)
Sloppy Joes, Mac& Cheese, Salad
Wednesday, March 29 (Antwerp Café)
Chili, Corn Bread, Fruit, Salad, Dessert
Wednesday, April 5 (Scott’s)
Lasagna (veggie or meat), Corn, Garlic Bread, Salad
Wednesday, April 12 (Country Market Catering)
Chicken Leg Quarter, Au Gratin Potatoes, Roll, Salad
Wednesday, April 19 (Antwerp Café’)
Taco Bar, Mexican corn, Chips and Salsa
Wednesday, April 26(Scott’s)
Beef Tips & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Roll, Dessert
The need is great in our community for help getting places as we have many seniors without vehicles.
NEW! Sign up to be a volunteer driver for our seniors!!
We need people to sign up to volunteer as drivers for our seniors, to take them to the doctors, stores, and delivery of meals. We have a grant to use for helping pay for gas to drive from MEC!!
Please contact Karol @ 669-2615 ext. 208 if you would like more information on how this program works.
ACTIVITY CENTER SCHEDULE: Building is open from 9am-3pm M,T,W, Th tables are set up for you to play cards or socialize in the center of the building except the 3rd Thursday of the month when we have the deaf association using the room.
MONDAY’S- Starting in February we will be having movie time at 1:00pm.
9am-3pm embroidery group
TUESDAY’S – 9-10:00 AM SEONG-HEE YOGA ; Cardio Drumming 10:00am ; Chair Yoga 11AM; CARDS group Pinochle noon-3PM
WEDNESDAY’S– KNITTING AT 1-3PM: Luncheon at 11:45
THURSDAY’S-COFFEE & DONUTS 9AM-10AM; 9AM-3PM QUILTING ; 9:00 am Stretch & Tone, 10:00 am Yoga; CARDIO DRUMMING at 11:30am
YOU MUST BE 60 AND OLDER TO ATTEND THESE ACTIVITIES AND BE A RESIDENT OF ANTWERP TOWNSHIP/PAY TAXES TO OUR SENIOR MILLAGE QUESTIONS CALL: KAROL 668-2615 EXT. 208
March 22 Guest Speaker – Affordable Hearing
March 29 Hearing Testing 10:00am/Penny Bingo!(bring your pennies to cover your cards)
DO YOU NEED MEALS ON WHEELS?
Seniors who reside/are taxpayers in Antwerp Township and contribute to the Antwerp Senior Millage and are 60 years of age or over, we will be taking order for meals by Tuesday at 10am and delivering weekly on Thursday’s between 11:30am-12:30pm The cost is $6 per meal. These will be frozen healthy meals that you can microwave. You can pick one weeks worth or just a few days worth, but we will only deliver on Thursdays. We will require payment prior to our picking them up. Just email or call Karol with the order. Just give the item # and the Quantity. Questions? contact Karol @ 668-2615 ext.208 or email KChopp@antwerptownship.com
Questions about Antwerp Township Senior Services? Please contact Karol (269) 668-2615 x208
YOU MUST BE 60 AND OLDER TO ATTEND THESE ACTIVITIES AND BE A RESIDENT OF ANTWERP TOWNSHIP/PAY TAXES TO OUR SENIOR MILLAGE QUESTION CALL: KAROL 668-2615 EXT. 208
Township Office Hours:
OFFICES ARE OPEN MONDAY – THURSDAY 7AM-5PM
Dr. G Foot Care Services-
When: 1:00pm You must call and schedule an appointment 668-2615x 208 with Karol.
Where: Antwerp Township Activity Center
Please bring your photo ID and proof of insurance OR Medicare.
More Questions? Call (269) 668-2615 x208
Dr. G will be here on Wednesdays at 1pm-to service your feet!
Wednesday, May 17
Call Karol@668-2615 x208
Please schedule no later than the day before!
SCHEDULE FOR FOOT DOCTOR FOR THE YEAR:
MMAP is partnering with the Social Security Administration to conduct a monthly webinar series open to the public. There will be a different topic each month. For more information or to join the event, click herehttps://mmapinc.org/mmap-webinar-social-security-101/
Join our memory café -first Friday of every month 10:30am-Noon at the Paw Paw district library. For individuals with early to moderate dementia, as well as those who worry about memory problems. Call to reserve a spot 269-657-3800 for more information, click the link memorycare
Travel opportunities: (Portage allows us to join!)
Portage Senior Center travel is planned for individuals over the age of 50. (Exceptions will be made for companions of persons needing assistance.) Staff should be made aware of any special travel needs. Membership is not required to travel; however, non-members pay a higher cost for day trips. Portage residency is not required to travel. Call the Travel Office at (269) 324-9239 for information about our adventures.
For your convenience, the travel office is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Reservations should be made in person at the PCSC during those hours whenever possible. Reservations may also be made via U.S mail but we suggest that you call (269) 324-9239 first to verify availability. Payment must accompany the reservation. The address is:
Portage Senior Center
203 East Centre Avenue
Portage, MI 49002
Checks should be made payable to the City of Portage unless otherwise instructed.
Call (269) 324-9239 or email the Travel Office for information, cancellation and refund policies
Currently Scheduled 2023 Trips:
05/15 – 05/20 – A Branson Adventure with Ed & Ted’s Excellent Adventures – $1,399 PP Doublehttps://mcusercontent.com/b24898c446b0c06bbcb49caba/files/4fe3838d-cbd2-908a-426f-0ddf8e0be42b/220702_PCSC_Flyer_for_the_Branson_Adventure_with_Ed_and_Ted.pdf
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
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Van Buren Star Public Transit-
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/
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. Only 1 per household.
Senior Companion Program
Antwerp Township is working with the Area Agency on Aging Region IV to recruit volunteers to utilize the Senior Companion Program! You know how much you value your independence, and now you can help others stay independent too! Senior Companions provide the assistance many older adults and people with disabilities may need in order to live independently. A Senior Companion may go along to help with grocery shopping for for a walk. They may spend time helping to write a letter, prepare a meal, or pay a bill. Contact the Area Agency on Aging to become a companion (269) 983-7058.
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 269-668-2615 x5 to schedule an appointment.
Antwerp Township Senior Services sends out a newsletter twice a year. 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
Extra Senior Resources:
- Area Agency on Aging, Region IV-http://www.areaagencyonaging.org/
- Alzheimer’s Association- https://www.alz.org/
- Alzheimer suppor-t https://www.alzheimersupport.com/memory-care/michigan/
- Department of Veterans Affairs-https://www.va.gov/
- National Alliance for Caregivers-https://www.caregiving.org/
- Mattawan Area Pantry-https://www.mattawanareapantry.org/
- Michigan Aging & Adult Services-https://www.michigan.gov/osa/
- Michigan elder Justice Initiative-https://meji.org/
- Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program –https://mltcop.org/
- Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)-https://mmapinc.org/
- National Council on Aging-https://www.ncoa.org/
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 Senior Services Advisory Board Mission: “To provide programs that promote independence and wellness to help seniors of the Township remain active and healthy. The Township will continually strive to offer programs and services that enhance the quality of life, while ultimately maintaining the dignity of the 60+ year population residing within Antwerp Township both now and in the future” is the focus and intent of the Advisory Board meetings.
Antwerp Township Advisory Board: Board meets on the second Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the meeting room
Juan Giscombe, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blaine Douglas, Vice Chair: email@example.com
Sid Shank: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Dunn: email@example.com
Daniel Ruzick: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chantel Reyna: email@example.com
Marcia Shaneyfelt-Niles: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next meeting will be on April 12 at 1:00pm
Where & How are Millage Tax Dollars Being Spent?
Check out the latest Revenue/Expenditure Report
0/22) 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.