Flu Shots

The Van Buren Cass District Health Department has decided not to offer flu shots at the COA this year. To find where you can get a flu shot, please call the VBCDHD at (269) 621-3143 or visit their website

 

 

Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed

The Meals on Wheels program has an immediate need for volunteer drivers. Each weekday we have routes throughout the county where we deliver a hot, nutritious meal to homebound seniors. For many of these people, the interaction with the volunteer is the only contact they may have each day. The... (read more)

 


 

It’s Cookie Time

With the holidays upon us, one of my favorite traditions is baking and sharing all of the yummy cookies with friends and family.   I remember visiting my grandmother and when walking into her dining room, seeing a glass tiered stand filled with the most beautiful cookies sitting on her table. As a... (read more)

 


 

DUS superintendent talks teacher contracts, pandemic during COA's Spill the Beans Q&A

Teachers, parents, students and community members had the opportunity to voice their concerns to the board as a whole at Monday’s Dowagiac School Board meeting. For some, the frustration expressed during the meeting only led to more questions.   Those residents were afforded the opportunity... (read more)

 


 

Go Beyond Survival: Creating Happy Holidays

Fresh off the impactful “A Journey Through Dementia Minds” event, Region IV Area Agency on Aging brings you this special holiday presentation. “Go Beyond Survival: Creating Happy Holidays”, a virtual event, will help you understand how best to support a loved one with a dementia diagnosis during... (read more)

 


 

40th Annual Fruitbelt Woodcarving Show

Browse displays of handmade treasures.  Watch artisans craft beautiful works of art from wood.   Saturday, November 6 10:00 am - 5:00 pm   Sunday, November 7 10:00 am - 3:00 pm   FREE admission and FREE parking ~Donations welcomed~   Amercian Legion Post #223 Business US 131, Constantine, MI  ... (read more)

 


 

Veterans Affairs

Veterans can receive information and counseling about benefits to which they may be entitled. These may include, but are not limited to, health care, disability compensation, and burial benefits. Appointments are required. Please contact: Karee Krause, Veterans Service Officer Phone: 269-445-4472... (read more)

 


 

Trivia Night

Thank you to all of our Trivia Night attendees, sponsors, and our guest host Jennifer Quail!   This event was originally scheduled to take place in May of 2020. Now, nearly 18 months later, we were finally able to host this FUNdraiser for our Handy Helpers program. We are overwhelmed with the... (read more)

 


 

Mind & Body Go Hand in Hand

Want faster reaction time, better coordination, improved motor skills, or increased mental alertness?   Try these fun and challenging brain fitness activities and exercises. Left Brain Right Brain Activity #1 Make a fist with both hands Lift the thumb of one hand Lift the pinky of the other... (read more)

 


 

Namaste at the COA

Yoga is an excellent way to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and increase circulation. This holistic practice combines physical poses with mindfulness, breathing techniques and meditation. The combination of these practices promotes functional mobility, selfdiscovery and helps... (read more)

 


 

Warm Hearts on a Cold Day

Run and hide, winter is just around the corner. Unfortunately not all of us are able to escape from the cold winter months, but don’t worry, we are here to help you get through them.   The winter months can take a toll on older adults, especially on those living in rural Cass County. When the... (read more)

 


 

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