Aiding the War Back at Home

Rosie the Riveter was an allegorical cultural icon of World War II. She is used as a symbol of American feminism and women’s economic advantage. American women played important roles during World War II, both at home and in uniform. Around 5 million civilian women served in the defense industry and... (read more)



COA Welcomes New Board Members

The COA Board of Directors recently added three new members - Duane Adams, Mary Germinder and Carol Reich.   COA Board members are the fiduciaries who steer our organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as... (read more)



COA serves nearly 300 meals to area first responders

One local organization was able to say “thank you” to those who keep the community safe and healthy this week.  The Cass County Council on Aging hosted a free luncheon for first responders Wednesday. In total, the COA served nearly 300 meals to first responders. Some first responders were served at... (read more)



Hero Appreciation Luncheon

Healthcare workers and first responders work tirelessly and courageously to take care of our community, particularly during this challenging time. The Cass County COA would like to celebrate them all for their tireless dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic.   To thank them for their service, the... (read more)



Art Exhibition Opening

Join us at Front Street Crossing in Dowagiac on Thursday, August 27 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for an art show opening featuring a collection of Southwestern Art Works by Rose Wessendorf and Ambrose Lincoln.   Refreshments will be provided.     This show will be on display at Front Street Crossing from... (read more)



COA Fitness Instructors create series of ab/core training videos

COA Fitness Instructors Taylor Lee, Ky'sha Mitchell, and Joy Shreve have created a series of ab/core training videos - availble to do different ways (standing, seated, on the floor) depending on your abilities.  Each lesson is followed by a Stretch Session with Ky'sha, Joy, and Taylor.   Standing... (read more)



Millage Renewal Proposition

On Tuesday, August 4, Cass County residents have an opportunity to support the COA on the Renewal "Millage Proposition for Services to Older Citizens."   Millage funds are crucial for the Cass County COA's ability to provide programs and services that meet the present and future needs of Cass... (read more)



Burpees / Up & Down Fitness Challenge

Burpees are important exercises because they are a full-body exercise that engages all major muscle groups. They improve strength, cardiovascular function, aerobic fitness, and even blood sugar retention. They also help functional movement involved with everyday activities.   The COA Fitness Center... (read more)




Yoga is a mind and body practice with a 5,000-year history in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.   In more recent years, it has become popular as a form of physical exercise based upon poses that promote... (read more)



COA to host ‘Ice Cream Social Distancing’ events

This month, one local organization will be serving up something sweet for Cass County residents.   The Cass County Council on Aging will host an “Ice Cream Social Distancing” event at both of its Cass County locations. The first ice cream social will take place outside of its Cassopolis Lowe Center... (read more)