The Area Agency on Aging is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of the recipients of the proceeds from the 2017 Jackson Junior Welfare League Gala. Funds received from the Gala will go to our Unmet Needs Fund to help our participants with needs that fall outside the scope of the waiver program.


We often see how unexpected expenses for our clients, even those that may seem minor, lead to significant problems that affect their health, welfare, and quality of life. The inability to get ahead of regular bills and save money to make plans or improvements furthers the cycle of poverty and makes self-sufficiency very difficult. The Unmet Needs Fund is currently funded through staff contributions and donations. It has been used to assist clients with things such as purchasing equipment for improved safety in the home and helping with a rent payment to avoid eviction while on the waiting list for lower cost housing. Funds are used for one time assistance that will have a lasting impact and help provide stability and improved health. Having a larger fund to draw upon will allow us to assist more people and expand the type of assistance we can provide.

We are looking for local companies or individuals who would like to support our clients and agency through this fun event by becoming a sponsor, donating a prize to the live or silent auction, or attending the Gala. Please contact the Jackson Junior Welfare League Gala Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to become a sponsor. If you have questions for us concerning the event, contact Glen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 517-592-1074.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Get tickets here: http://www.jjwl.org/event-2361284