Dear Advocates:

It has been a year like no other in our lifetime and we hope you have stayed safe and well.  KCASI’s committed members have worked hard this year on a variety of issues and we will continue to work with our elected officials and allies at all levels to further the quality of life for older adults in our community and state. 

As we face winter and more isolation, it’s important to keep our minds and bodies active.  In that regard, we suggest two resources for your consideration:

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at WMU has put locally instructed courses online as well as offering access to One Day University, where hundreds of 1-hour courses on a variety of subjects can be viewed, some live and others archived.  In addition, OLLI events, such as trivia and book club will start up again after the holidays.  Go to the OLLI website for more information:  https://wmich.edu/olli.

A new online program called “Get Set Up” is available to Michiganders age 60 and over at no cost for about 6 months, funded by the MI Health Endowment Fund.  Older adults are the teachers, and the program accepts applications to teach and if hired, will be paid for their skills.  Check it out at:  https://www.getsetup.io/partner/Michigan

Be assured that KCASI will continue its programs and legislative committee meetings online until it’s safe to meet in person.  In the meantime, stay safe and engaged.

Judy Sivak, President

Laurel Space, President-Elect

Joyce Stout, Past President

Danna Downing, Secretary

Jan Livesay, Treasurer

Frank Cody, Legislative Committee Chair