Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan

(800) 442-1713

1609 Park Drive
P.O. Box 5946
Traverse City, Michigan 49696

The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan (AAANM) is the place to turn when you need assistance with the complex issues facing older adults and their caregivers. We can connect you to a variety of resources that will help you or those you care for live as independently as possible in a community setting.
The AAANM staff brings a variety of experience and background to their work. As caring professionals we have the dedication, training and experience to assist you.


AAANM was formed in 1973 as a Michigan private non-profit corporation and designated in 1974 as an Area Agency on Aging by the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging.

Service Area

We serve residents in the ten counties of Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford.


AAANM operates under the framework of the Federal Older Americans Act and the State’s Older Michiganians Act. AAANM has four basic functions as it develops and manages a “…comprehensive and coordinated service delivery system…” within our region. These functions are:

  • Advocacy
  • Funding
  • Planning
  • Program Development