Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)
are experts on all aspects of aging. They were created by a federal law in 1974 to help older Americans and their caregivers live quality lives with independence and dignity. There are 16 AAAs in Michigan and over 600 in the United States. For information about the Area Agency on Aging serving your area, click above on Area Agencies on Aging.
This website is sponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan. Founded in 1975, the AAA Association is the public policy, training and advocacy office for Michigan's AAAs. This site offers information on conferences for professionals, educational and advocacy events at the State Capitol, publications for seniors and professionals on public policy issues, general information about AAAs in Michigan, and more.
Position openings in Area Agency on Aging offices
The Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan (4AM) is looking for a dynamic person to serve as its Executive Director. This a full-time/exempt position, responsible to the Board of Directors and provides strategic leadership to promote and expand the Associations presence as a leader in aging services in the State of Michigan. Duties include the formulation and implementation of strategic plans, policies, and advocacy positions of the Board of Directors. This position also serves as consultant and staff to the Michigan Senior Advocates Council; manages the finances of the Association, manages workgroup activities and special projects, publishes a weekly e-newsletter, and is the staff lead for the annual conference and advocacy day.
4AM, a nonprofit organization, is a statewide network of agencies that coordinate services for older adults, their families and caregivers, as well as advocate on their behalf. 4AM advocates regarding issues that have an impact on older adults and the aging network, provides services to members, and serves as a collective voice for Michigan’s 16 Area Agencies on Aging.
If you are a motivated self-starter who is organized, assertive, flexible and adapts to changes and has excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with diverse groups, please submit a cover letter and resume to Shannon at: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on Friday, January 13, 2017. A copy of the job description can be found at ___indeed.com________)
Using Medicaid dollars to expand long-term care choices.
Published on Dec 10, 2014
Most Medicaid funds for long-term care go to nursing homes, but waiver programs give low-income seniors and younger adults with disabilities alternative options to get care in more home-like settings. The NewsHour's Cat Wise reports on a program in Michigan called MI Choice, which aims to empower participants and their families to make decisions about the services they want.