September 2006

in this issue

new website unveiled!

committees hard at work

the word is out

purpose prize winners announced


new website unveiled!

The CCFL website has been reconstructed to serve as a valuable resource for all
things CCFL. The website is designed to allow the user to easily navigate through the CCFL roadmap - finding just the right information at the click of a button. We invite you to visit the website and encourage you to provide feedback on its content and ease of use.

Go to
or click on the webpage image above.

Visit website now...

Ensuring Kent County is a community that optimizes quality of life, independence and choice for older persons and all residents through collaborative planning and community action.

  • committees hard at work
  • A subcommittee of the work group that created the Access to Affordable Health Care recommendations has begun production of a Mental Health Service Options Matrix. Meanwhile, the Caregiver Resource Network's Strategic Plan is its driving force for the next two years, directing members to complete the Caregiving recommendation adopted by the CCFL initiative.

    Learn more about these efforts...
  • the word is out
  • News continues to spread about the tremendous leadership being shown in Kent County as a result of the Creating Community for a Lifetime initiative. A new website designed to showcase Michigan's Aging Initiatives and help position Michigan as a leader in preparing our communities for the future is featuring Grand Rapids along with four other communities. It is all part of the AARP Livable Communities project. Click on the icon to the right to visit the website. The CCFL initiative has also received positive press in numerous media outlets and a recent article in the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging newsletter.

    We still need your help in spreading the news! Please consider putting an article in your organization's newsletter on CCFL and the recently released report. An article template is available and ready to be edited to fit your needs.

    Download newsletter template now...
  • purpose prize winners announced
  • Many of the best ideas for social change come from one of our most overlooked sources: people over 60. The Purpose Prize provides five awards of $100,000 each to people over 60 who are taking on society's biggest challenges. It's for those with the passion and experience to discover new opportunities, create new programs, and make lasting change.

    Learn about the winners...