Antwerp Senior Services Administrator contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 668-2615 ext 208
Electronic Newsletter(just click on the blue words): https://antwerptownship.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/3RD-quarter-newsletter-2022-1.pdf
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. Our first event is Wednesday, August 24th at 11:00am- 12:30pm. For more information or to join the event, click herehttps://mmapinc.org/mmap-webinar-social-security-101/
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, August 24 (Subway)
Turkey Subs. Chips, Fruit
Wednesday, August 31(Scott’s)
Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Dessert SEPTEMBER MENU
Wednesday, September 7
Baked Potato Bar and Salad
Wednesday, September 14
Ham Subs, Chips, cookie
Wednesday, September 21
Taco’s, Chip’s & Salsa, Mexican corn
Wednesday, September 28
Beef stroganoff, Veggie, Roll
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:
CARDIO DRUMMING CLASSES TUESDAY’S AT 10AM AND THURSDAY’S AT 11:30AM (new time)
MONDAY’S- 9-11AM SEONG-HEE STRETCH & TONE AND YOGA
Building will be open for social time, Puzzles, games on your own from 9am-3pm on Monday’s. 9am-3pm embroidery group
TUESDAY’S – Cardio Drumming 10:00am Chair Yoga 11AM CARDS & GAMES NOON-3PM
WEDNESDAY’S– KNITTING AT 1-3PM: CENTER OF BUILDING OPEN FROM 9AM-3PM FOR VISITING WITH EACH OTHER!
THURSDAY’S-COFFEE & DONUTS 8AM-9AM; 9AM-3PM QUILTING ; 10:00-11:15 AM SEONG-HEE YOGA & BREATHING & MEDIATION in person and 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
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 $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. 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, September 7
Wednesday, November 9
Call Karol@668-2615 x208
Please schedule no later than the day before!
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
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 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/
- 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 Advisory Board: Board meets on the second Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the meeting room
Sid Shank, Chair: email@example.com
Juan Giscombe. Vice Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Dunn: email@example.com
Daniel Ruzick: DRuzick@antwerptownship.com
Chantel Reyna: CReyna@antwerptownship.com
Blaine Douglas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcia Shaneyfelt-Niles: email@example.com
Next meeting will be on September 14 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.