The Area Agency on Aging provides information and insights on aging issues through a weekly column titled Generations in the local daily newspaper, The Herald-Palladium.
Generations columnists are:
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St. Joseph, MI
Lynn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Area Agency on Aging.
The AAA has been an exciting professional home to me for many years.
Preparing our communities for an ever-growing aged population is
a satisfying challenge. People need choices and support as they
go into their later years - and that's what the AAA is all about.
We have a great board, advisory council and staff, and know how
to make things happen. It's a privilege to work with this group.
Originally from the Detroit area, after 25 years I now consider
southwest Michigan home.
Bob is the founder and past Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging
Bob taught high school and college English and philosophy for fifteen years, working with young people. He was the founder and Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging, dealing with programs and policies of aging. His experience has given him a broad understanding of the problems and the perspectives of both generations.
Dianne is the Community Service Director of the Area Agency on
I've been with the AAA for many years - first as a member of the
Advisory Council, and as an employee since 1985. I love working
with the staff, older folks, and agencies and organizations. The
most satisfying part of my work is those relationships, and the
impact we have by working together to make major changes in our
community. In my time away from work, I enjoy spending time with
my family, the beach, friends, and church activities.
Richard is the Chief Information Officer of the Area Agency on Aging.
I have worked full time for the Agency since 1998. Prior to that, I taught part-time in our Adult Employment & Training computer classes. In addition to taking care of the communication needs of the AAA, I am the liaison for the Southwest Michigan SeniorNet Learning Center. The Learning Center is a computer classroom for seniors, which is staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers. In my free time, I enjoy working outdoors in our garden.