Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church (2700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids 49506).

8:00am – 8:30am – in-person networking

8:30am to 10:00am – in-person meeting

Our 5-minute presenter/breakfast sponsor is Covenant Living of the Great Lakes. Our main presentation will focus on The Resources Veterans Need to Know.



Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church (2700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids 49506).

8:00am – 8:30am – in-person networking

8:30am to 10:00am – in-person meeting

Johnna Adair from Neptune Society will be our 5-minute presenter breakfast sponsor. Following this, we will hear from Liz Barnett with the Area Agency on Aging, who will present information on agency resources and the Kent County Senior Millage, new initiatives and other funded programs. Molly Murray, with Great Lakes Financial Insurance Agency, will present on Social Security and Medicare Enrollment. Molly has a great story in that she is a retired professional who returned to the work force in this new role.


We are returning to “meeting season” again for the Council on Aging of Kent County. Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 27 at 8:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church (2700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids 49506). This is our board-sponsored pancake breakfast so come hungry! The focus of this meeting will be networking so we will not plan on gathering earlier like we have in past meetings. Bring your business cards and be prepared for a fun morning of connecting with others who serve older adults in the Kent County area.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

For those attending in person at Trinity Lutheran Church (2700 Fulton St E), networking with breakfast will take place from 8:00am to 8:30am. The meeting will be called to order for everyone at 8:30am and those on Zoom will be let into the meeting at that time. Our breakfast sponsor and 5-minute presenter is Jan Amato from Emmanuel Hospice. Following this, our main program presentation will focus on Legal Decision Making Options for Older Adults. Our two presenters are Catherine Jacobs, Senior Counsel of Warner, Norcross + Judd and Kortney Post, Guardian Monitor of the Kent County Guardianship Program.

Here are the meeting details:

January Meeting – Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Trinity Lutheran Church

2700 Fulton St E

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

8:00am – 8:30am – in-person networking

8:30am to 10:00am – meeting (in person and Zoom)

If you are planning to attend in person at Trinity Lutheran Church, please RSVP via this link:

If you are interested in joining our meeting via zoom, please email and we will get you signed up to receive future meeting announcements.

Tuesday, March 22.

This will again be a hybrid meeting. If you are attending in-person, our networking time is from 8:00am to 8:30am and breakfast will be provided by our 5-minute presenter - The Oaks of Belmont! Our meeting will begin at 8:30am for those in person and on Zoom. Roxanne Dudicz, CPA and Deb Keith of CPA for Seniors at Rivertown Finance will give a presentation on Daily Money Management for Seniors including tax tips, role of daily money managers, impact of dementia on finances, money management for low-income seniors and guarding against financial exploitation.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Networking and breakfast (provided by our five minute presenter - The Medical Team - Hospice) will start at 8:00am. The meeting itself will begin at 8:30am.

Our main presenter is Mary Hui-Wee from Pine Rest.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

We are excited for the opportunities we have ahead with the Council on Aging of Kent County, including our first meeting of the year. We are going to make our first attempt at a hybrid meeting. We know a part of our group does include networking, which is difficult to do virtually. We also know that our members may not always be able to meet in person for a variety of reasons. We hope the hybrid option is successful to engage as many of our members as possible. We will have an opportunity to share group updates and announcements. At 9:15am we will receive a 2022 Medicare update from Bob Callery, Regional Coordinator of the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP).