Coronavirus Update at the COA...

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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)



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)



Project Lifesaver Does Save Lives

Project Lifesaver Does Save Lives   At 7:30 in the morning, a 77-year old Alabama man was reported missing from his home by his wife who discovered that he was not there when she awoke. Luckily, the victim was a participant in the Project Lifesaver program and was wearing his tracking bracelet at... (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)