Generations columnist for The Herald-Palladium

One of the pleasures of working at the Area Agency on Aging is connecting legislators with their constituencies and talking about important issues. These are the kind of sessions that cause ah-ha moments all the way around – the whole strengthened by its parts.

With so much good intent and financial investment in discussion, dialogue is rich. This year, there’s an unique opportunity to marry significant, shorter-term relief funds with longer-term community gains. It takes everyone to make this happen.

Lynn Kellogg is CEO of Region IV Area Agency on Aging in Southwest Michigan. Questions on age or independence services? Call the Info-Line for Aging & Disability at 800-654-2810 or visit areaagency

onaging.org. The Generations column appears each weekend in The Herald-Palladium.