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)

 


 

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 CCA

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)

 


 

Test Your Fitness Level

Remember in gym class having to perform a fitness test to pass PE? You can evaluate your own fitness level similar to that right from home. Physical fitness is the “ability to carry out daily tasks easily and having enough reserve energy to respond to unexpected demands.” Using the following... (read more)

 


 

Pumpkin to Talk About

I cannot believe it is fall already! One of my favorite things of fall is pumpkins and their various shapes, sizes, and colors. I enjoy seeing the array of carved pumpkins people display on their front porch. I delight in eating pumpkin pie, bread, and donuts. The spices and ³ avors that only come... (read more)

 


 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast health care is important! As seniors age, many medical conditions can surface including cancer. Statistics report seniors 65 years or older account for 60% of newly diagnosed cancers. Cancer screenings for seniors is vital because it offers early findings as well as detects cancer before... (read more)

 


 

In Memory of Frannie Stites

Frannie Stites was instrumental in creating and building our extensive fitness program in Dowagiac. She taught classes for the COA at several locations throughout Dowagiac and even helped campaign and raise funds to build Front Street Crossing.   She was also a talented musician that played many... (read more)

 


 

Fall Festival at The Newton House

Fall Festival at The Newton House   Sunday, October 3   1:00-4:30 pm    The Newton House 20689 Marcellus Highway (east of Decatur Road)   Free event for families and history buffs of all ages.   Featuring: Music by Old Country Hayrides through Russ Forest Craft demonstrations Yard games and... (read more)

 


 

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