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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:   

Lynn Kellogg

kellogg lynnLynn 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 more than 35 years I now consider southwest Michigan home.

Bob Dolsen

bobdBob 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.


Christine Vanlandingham

 Vanlandingham 2 541x640Christine is the Fund & Product Development Officer of the Area Agency on Aging.

A passionate advocate for the development of healthy, livable communities to allow individuals to live with dignity and independence throughout life, Christine works to develop and expand programs and services and works with local, state and federal officials to shape public policy to meet the needs of seniors and younger persons with disabilities.

Patricia Arter

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Patricia is the Senior Volunteer Program Director at the Area Agency on Aging.





Sara Duris

Duris SaraSara Duris is the Community Information Liaison at the Area Agency on Aging.

As part of the Information and Assistance team responding to thousands of inquiries related to Medicare, Medicaid, long term services and support options and other community resources each year, Sara provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions on a wide range of aging and disability issues. Sara also provides outreach and education to professional referral sources such as hospital discharge planners, social workers, care managers and physician's offices.