Valley Area Agency on Aging

Valley Area Agency on Aging Action, Advocacy and Answers for senior care and services in Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawasee Counties

VAAA provides action, advocacy and answers on care for the elderly and disabled adults of Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties, by enhancing lives, empowering choice, sustaining independence and supporting caregivers and families.

Getting fit doesn't have to cost money! Check out these free ways to be active in and out of the house: https://bit.ly/3...
07/20/2020
Get Fit for Free

Getting fit doesn't have to cost money! Check out these free ways to be active in and out of the house: https://bit.ly/36p6LDb

Join one of our free exercise classes via Zoom! We offer classes everyday Monday - Friday! Ask us how to join! 😀

#justkeepmoving #healthyaging

Download a printable PDF version of the Get Fit for Free infographic (PDF, 912K). Exercise has many benefits and you can be active in many ways without spending any money. Learn how to get moving without spending a dime. Share this infographic and help spread the word about how to get fit for free.....

Sign up for this free class soon!
07/19/2020

Sign up for this free class soon!

You may not even think of yourself as a caregiver - you're simply helping someone you love. But when the stresses and difficulties that often come with caregiving become overwhelming, it's important to take care of yourself too. In just six weeks, Powerful Tools for Caregivers can help you identify and manage the physical, emotional and financial challenges that family caregiving can present and connects you with other caregivers who are facing some of the same feelings and problems you may be facing. Sign up now for this free virtual class!

Filling out the #2020census greatly benefits the Flint community and takes only minutes to complete. Please stop out if ...
07/16/2020

Filling out the #2020census greatly benefits the Flint community and takes only minutes to complete. Please stop out if you have not yet completed your 2020 census! #becounted #becounted2020

Are you at risk for loneliness and social isolation? Check out this infographic for a list of risk factors and 5 ways to...
07/16/2020
Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation

Are you at risk for loneliness and social isolation? Check out this infographic for a list of risk factors and 5 ways to stay more connected: https://bit.ly/3cT8X8w

Download a printable PDF version of the Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation infographic (PDF, 600K). As people age they often find themselves spending more time at home alone. This can affect your health and well-being. Learn if you might be at risk and how to stay connected.

The #2020Census is imperative in helping our communities rebuild after COVID-19. Respond now from the comfort of home be...
07/15/2020

The #2020Census is imperative in helping our communities rebuild after COVID-19. Respond now from the comfort of home before census takers begin visiting non-responding households later this summer: 2020census.gov.
View Flint's response rate: 2020.census.gov/response-rate

07/14/2020

Find a testing center near you- michigan.gov/coronavirustest

07/13/2020
2020 Census: It's Online!

It’s not too late to be counted in the #2020Census, but time is running out. When everyone is counted, there are more opportunities to shape your community’s future. Respond now at
2020census.gov.

https://youtu.be/Bs9rOL7nO5c

You can complete the census online. And by answering a few simple questions you’ll help inform where public funding will get distributed for things like Medi...

Meals can be a challenging time for people with #Alzheimers and their #caregivers. Check out this infographic with helpf...
07/13/2020
Tips to Make Mealtimes Easier for People with Alzheimer's

Meals can be a challenging time for people with #Alzheimers and their #caregivers. Check out this infographic with helpful tips to make mealtimes easier: https://bit.ly/36jTcFk

Download a printable PDF version of the Tips to Make Mealtimes Easier for People with Alzheimer's infographic (PDF, 320K). Sticking to familiar foods and routines can make mealtimes easier for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

07/10/2020
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Mask Up, Michigan.

To contain COVID-19, mask up, Michigan. 😷 Wearing a mask can greatly reduce the chance of spreading the virus. Learn more at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus. #MaskUpMichigan

You may know- or be- one of the 42.6 million adults who experience loneliness. CHAAT is aimed to address the isolation a...
07/10/2020

You may know- or be- one of the 42.6 million adults who experience loneliness. CHAAT is aimed to address the isolation and loneliness issues among seniors. A friendly call is placed once a week by a volunteer to chat! Learn more- http://ow.ly/7ShP50AqYBF

Telephone scammers are pretending to be government employees. They may threaten you and may demand immediate payment to ...
07/10/2020

Telephone scammers are pretending to be government employees. They may threaten you and may demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action. Do not be fooled! Watch out for Social Security Phone Scams!

Many people make assumptions about aging, what it is like to grow “old”, and how older age will affect them. Check out t...
07/09/2020
10 Myths About Aging

Many people make assumptions about aging, what it is like to grow “old”, and how older age will affect them. Check out this new article from National Institute on Aging - NIH to learn about 10 common misconceptions related to aging and older adults. https://go.usa.gov/xwfWa

There are many misconceptions related to aging and older adults, but research has shown that you can help preserve your health and mobility as you age by adopting or continuing healthy habits and lifestyle choices.

MTA - Flint MI continues to focus on specialized services to better serve riders throughout Genesee County. From medical...
07/09/2020

MTA - Flint MI continues to focus on specialized services to better serve riders throughout Genesee County. From medical appointments to grocery trips, MTA is your connection to your community.

Long-distance caregiving can present many unique challenges. Especially now, many people may find themselves in the long...
07/09/2020

Long-distance caregiving can present many unique challenges. Especially now, many people may find themselves in the long-distance caregiving role. Find tips here: https://go.usa.gov/xwzHm

Long-distance caregiving can present many unique challenges. Especially now, many people may find themselves in the long-distance caregiving role. Find tips here: https://go.usa.gov/xwzHm

Extreme hot weather can be hazardous to your health! Is it Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke? Check you signs and symptoms!
07/08/2020

Extreme hot weather can be hazardous to your health! Is it Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke? Check you signs and symptoms!

Heat Wave Safety for Seniors!
07/08/2020

Heat Wave Safety for Seniors!

Caregivers need support and we're making it easier than ever! Join our virtual Creating Confident Caregivers class. Meet...
07/08/2020

Caregivers need support and we're making it easier than ever! Join our virtual Creating Confident Caregivers class. Meetings are once a week for three weeks beginning July 13th. Learn more- http://ow.ly/Yfu550AqWNu

#caregiving #creatingconfidentcaregivers #caregiver

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia? Join us via Zoom for this free 3-week class starting Monday, July 13 at 2:...
07/08/2020

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia? Join us via Zoom for this free 3-week class starting Monday, July 13 at 2:00pm. See the flyer for more information on signing up! Please share this class with family and friends!

Are you caregiver? Sign up for this free virtual class for caregivers who are taking care of a loved one or friend with dementia.

Please share with family and friends!

Reminde- VAAA is seeking NEW licensed providers! To be considered, there is a MANDATORY bidder’s workshop at 2 p.m. on T...
07/07/2020

Reminde- VAAA is seeking NEW licensed providers! To be considered, there is a MANDATORY bidder’s workshop at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020- NEXT WEEK! via Zoom Learn more- http://ow.ly/EOXe50AqVCO

New classes are starting this week! Check out the schedule and join us!
07/06/2020

New classes are starting this week! Check out the schedule and join us!

📣 🔔 July 2020 Exercise classes provided by Valley Area Agency on Aging!

Please be sure to stay up to date regarding COVID-19. See our resources, current scams, and more- http://ow.ly/lSbN50AmN...
07/06/2020

Please be sure to stay up to date regarding COVID-19. See our resources, current scams, and more- http://ow.ly/lSbN50AmNWI

Don't let the scare of COVID-19 prevent you from seeking medical attention!
07/06/2020

Don't let the scare of COVID-19 prevent you from seeking medical attention!

Out-of-hospital deaths have increased by 62%. Don't delay emergency care during the pandemic. Please seek medical assistance or call 9-1-1 for chest pain, shortness of breath, signs and symptoms of stroke, or other concerning symptoms.

Happy Independence Day!
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day!

Volunteering is so beneficial active seniors. Check out our new CHAAT program to place calls to homebound seniors once a...
07/03/2020

Volunteering is so beneficial active seniors. Check out our new CHAAT program to place calls to homebound seniors once a week- http://ow.ly/iepn50AmNza

VAAA is seeking NEW licensed providers! To be considered, there is a MANDATORY bidder’s workshop at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, J...
07/02/2020

VAAA is seeking NEW licensed providers! To be considered, there is a MANDATORY bidder’s workshop at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, via Zoom Learn more- http://ow.ly/6ZfV50AmN5a

Caregivers need support and we're making it easier than ever! Join our virtual Creating Confident Caregivers class. Meet...
07/01/2020

Caregivers need support and we're making it easier than ever! Join our virtual Creating Confident Caregivers class. Meetings are once a week for three weeks beginning July 13th. Learn more- http://ow.ly/ZtDp50AmNiQ

#caregiving #creatingconfidentcaregivers #caregiver

06/29/2020
📣 🔔 July 2020 Exercise classes provided by Valley Area Agency on Aging!
06/25/2020

📣 🔔 July 2020 Exercise classes provided by Valley Area Agency on Aging!

🟣 Virtual and Dial-in support groups provided by the Alzheimer's Association. #supportcaregivers #alzheimersawarenessmon...
06/25/2020

🟣 Virtual and Dial-in support groups provided by the Alzheimer's Association. #supportcaregivers #alzheimersawarenessmonth

MI Choice helps Michigan seniors access services allowing them to remain in their own home. Maintain your independence ~...
06/24/2020

MI Choice helps Michigan seniors access services allowing them to remain in their own home. Maintain your independence ~ MI Choice can help! VAAA Referral forms: http://ow.ly/SM6w50A98N8
#MIChoice #allthingssenior

Michigan State University Extension is hosting a free online workshop for parents and caregivers called "Positive Discip...
06/23/2020

Michigan State University Extension is hosting a free online workshop for parents and caregivers called "Positive Discipline" on Wednesday, July 1. Sign up information is located on the flyer.

You may not even think of yourself as a caregiver - you're simply helping someone you love. But when the stresses and di...
06/23/2020

You may not even think of yourself as a caregiver - you're simply helping someone you love. But when the stresses and difficulties that often come with caregiving become overwhelming, it's important to take care of yourself too. In just six weeks, Powerful Tools for Caregivers can help you identify and manage the physical, emotional and financial challenges that family caregiving can present and connects you with other caregivers who are facing some of the same feelings and problems you may be facing. Sign up now for this free virtual class!

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225 E 5th St, Ste 200
Flint, MI
48502

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(810) 239-7671

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