By Alexandra Newman, Region IV Area Agency on Aging
“The Story of Aging” is an overview of Area Agency on Aging’s programs and services through the lens of real community members who have called the Agency’s free Info-Line for Aging and Disability and want to share their stories with others. Along the way, Alexandra will share a few tips on how she gets a good client impact story through interviews and photos, and how Area Agency on Aging can help connect older adults and people with disabilities to a wide network of providers, partners, and programs to help them age independently.
Alexandra Newman is the communications and outreach coordinator at Region IV Area Agency on Aging. When she joined the Agency in early 2023, she brought a decade of story-telling experience to the role. A journalist by training, she uses a variety of mediums to tell the story of Area Agency on Aging. A job at The Herald-Palladium newspaper brought Newman to Southwest Michigan in 2017 and she instantly fell in love with the unsalted Lake Michigan coast. She’s an advocate and cheerleader for keeping older adults and people with disabilities living independently in their homes or wherever they may choose.