WHY WE ARE NOT OPENING THE ACTIVITY CENTER YET: Two weeks after 65% of Michiganders have gotten fully vaccinated, the state will lift all indoor capacity limits and require only social distancing between parties, as well as further relax limits on residential social gatherings. This is what is the information given to us by VBCHD.
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 and delivering weekly on Thursday’s between 11:30am-12:30pm The cost is $4 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. Questions? contact Karol @ 668-2615 ext. 208
Questions about Antwerp Township Senior Services? Please contact Karol (269) 668-2615 x 5
Drive thru lunches are back!
Join us for drive thru lunch, every Wednesday at 11:30am-12:00pm Last names A-G 12:00-12:30-pm Last names H-Z. This luncheon is for seniors who reside/are taxpayers in Antwerp Township and contribute to the Antwerp Senior Millage and are 60 years of age or over. Residents of Antwerp Township are asked to donate whatever they can afford.
Anyone 60 years of age and over attending a luncheon who resides outside of Antwerp Township must pay $6 for a meal and any guests. Where: Antwerp Township Activity Center When: Wednesdays at 11:30AM-12:30PM YOU MUST CALL BY TUESDAY, THE WEEK BEFOREHAND TO RSVP FOR LUNCH OR YOU WILL NOT BE SERVED!
Wednesday, June 16 ( Scott’s)
Smoked Chicken leg quarter, stuffing, veggie
Wednesday, June 23 (Scott’s)
Sloppy Joe, fruit, chips
Wednesday, June 30 (Subway)
Turkey Sub, chips, cookie
***ALL SENIOR SERVICES EXERCISE CLASSES ARE HELD VIA ZOOM UNTIL WE OPEN!***
THERE ARE NO ACTIVITIES BEING HELD IN PERSON CURRENTLY!
You must be an Antwerp Township resident and be 60 & over to attend these classes!!
Please use these links to enter or use the Meeting ID and Password!
Stretch and Tone 9:00-10:00am & Healing Yoga 10:00-11:00am & Breathing and Meditation 11:00-11:15am with Seong-Hee
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 882 2189 5478
Join Zoom Meeting
Basic Yoga with Dr. Reddy 10am-11am
Meeting ID: 843 8755 9512
Thursday: Classes cancelled until Further notice!
Township Office Hours:
CURRENTLY OFFICES ARE OPEN MONDAY – THURSDAY 8AM-4PM
Weekly Wednesday Luncheons- please see below!
Antwerp Township will no longer serve Senior Luncheons on Wednesday’s inside the building effective immediately, until further notice. This is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 based on the Bulletin sent by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Governors recommendation to cancel/postpone large gatherings. We will keep you posted as to when we will be hosting lunch again. Stay healthy and see you soon!
Dr. G Foot Care Services-
When: 1:00pm You must call and schedule an appointment 668-2615x 5 (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 x 208
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 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
Extra Senior Resources:
- Area Agency on Aging, Region IV-http://www.areaagencyonaging.org/
- Alzheimer’s Association- https://www.alz.org/
- 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 Advisory Board: Board meets on the second Wednesday at 1:00 pm AT TOWNSHIP HALL ROOM OR VIA ZOOM
Sid Shank, Chair: email@example.com
Marcia Shaneyfelt-Niles, Vice Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralph “Paul” Forst: email@example.com
Karen Dunn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Ruzick: DRuzick@antwerptownship.com
Chantel Reyna: CReyna@antwerptownship.com
Blaine Douglas, Alternate: email@example.com
Next meeting will be on June 9 @ 1:00pm
Antwerp Township Senior Advisory Board
June 9, 2021
- Minutes: May 12, 2021
- Program Administrator Report
- Year to Date: Revenue/Expenditure
- Set next meeting date
- Public comment
We are awaiting the ability to open the Activity Center based on the CDC. Please keep up on the information for the Antwerp Seniors by checking Antwerptownship.com and look on the right-hand side for the tab for Antwerp Senior Services or check our Facebook page- Antwerp Township Senior Services or feel free to email me with any questions!
Where & How are Millage Tax Dollars Being Spent?
Check out the latest Revenue/Expenditure Report Revenue and expenditure May 21
F:\Antwerp Township Senior Services\Antwerp Township Senior Services\Revenue Expenditure Report (*FY runs 7/1/20 – 6/3
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.