Senior Millage funding awarded to Muskegon County organizations
The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners has awarded more than $1.6 million to organizations providing services for older adults as part of the Muskegon County senior millage.
Muskegon County voters passed a 0.50 senior millage in August of 2016. A Senior Activities Committee (SAC), made up of three county commissioners, two Muskegon County citizens over age 60, a county resident with grant writing experience, and three at-large county citizens (including one from a rural area), was appointed by the board of commissioners in early 2017.
County commissioners named Senior Resources of West Michigan, the area agency on aging serving Muskegon county, administrator of the funds in July of 2017. As the administrator of the funds, Senior Resources’ staff will work with all organizations receiving funding on accountability, ensuring the money is being spent as proposed, verifying units of service, and evaluating the services offered.
The Senior Activities Committee worked with Senior Resources to seek proposals for funding for services and activities for adults 60 years of age and older. You can find a provider listing here: Provider Network August 2018. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the agencies listed.
Pioneer Resources’ Menu for Seniors
Pioneer Resources was awarded funding to create menus for older adults that meet their nutritional needs. The menus include 6 weeks of seasonal menus, shopping lists, and recipes. There are menus for 2 people or 6 people; each day’s menu has approximately 1,500 calories per day.