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5 Spring Cleaning Safety Tips for Seniors

Does your kitchen look like a display ad for gadgets and counter-top appliances? Does all of the excess furniture lying around your living space look like it should be in a yard sale? If you answered “yes” or even a reluctant “no”, then it’s time to freshen up your home. Spring is the season of... (read more)



Senior centers close due to concern for the area’s most vulnerable population (Leader Publications)

This is an excerpt from an article by Leader Publications.  To read the full article, click here. SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of Michigan rising daily, local facilities are taking precautions to ensure the health of those most at risk.   Following... (read more)



The Key to Great Sleep is Exercise

When you’re taking care of yourself and exercising regularly, you will likely notice that you’re not only feeling better during the day, but sleeping better at night too. Exercise can provide excellent benefits for your sleep.   Don’t take my word for it; there is scientific evidence that exercise... (read more)



Walking Can Help Keep You Healthy

With so many opinions and fitness fads floating around today, it can be hard to know what to do. Some recommend extreme diets and exercise routines. But is that all really necessary to stay healthy? Simply put, no. So what is an easy and effective way to stay healthy?   Walking has been proven to... (read more)



Coronavirus Fact Sheet

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is working closely with healthcare providers, local public health departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor any potential cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Michigan. MDHHS will... (read more)



Tai Chi Class Embraces Mind, Body, Spirit, and Instructor

Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but many refer to it as “medication in motion.” There is evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating many health ailments. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without... (read more)



Have a Soup or Salad on Us

The COA is introducing a limited time punch card as our way of saying thank you for eating with us. Simply purchase one of our many meal options at either the Lowe Center or Front Street Crossing and on your 6th visit, you can get a FREE daily salad or bowl of soup. Card quantities are limited, so... (read more)



COA Seeking Applicants For Board Of Directors

The Cass County Council on Aging is now accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering as members of the Board of Directors.  The Board establishes policy and provides governance for the organization.   The Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 8:30 AM at the Edward... (read more)



Love Your Heart, Love Your Food

When you’re cooking at home, it’s easy to make almost all your favorite recipes more heart-healthy. Once you know how to make a few simple changes, it’s a healthy habit that will not only be good for your heart, but your waistline. Most heart-healthy recipes have fewer calories, too.   Here are a... (read more)



Simple 10 Minute Workout for People Who Sit Most of the Day

Being at work all day or just stuck sitting for extended periods of time is no excuse for skipping exercise. Simple and effective exercises can be done while at work or at home. The exercises demonstrated below can assist in increasing overall productivity, decreasing stress, and promoting a sense... (read more)