Coronavirus Update at the COA...

COA's facilities closed November 30 - December 6

After a great deal of consideration, the COA will temporarily close both COA facilities beginning Monday November 30.  We have always prioritized the safety of our customers and staff and feel that this is the right decision for our community at this time.

In preparation for the shutdown, our Meals on Wheels program delivered frozen meals to all of our clients to enjoy safely in their home while we are not open.

We encourage you all to stay safe and healthy throughout this holiday season.  This includes practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, and staying home when you are not well.

As you know, safety recommendations can and will likely change in accordance to the CDC and our state recommendations and we will do our best to keep you up to date regarding re-opening dates.

 

 

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 demand is growing, so more drivers are needed.

 

All routes begin each morning at the Lowe Center in Cassopolis. Staff from the Nutrition Department prepare and package the meals, then review the routes with the drivers before they depart around 10:30 a.m. Most routes cover about 50 miles and are completed within 90 minutes. Volunteer drivers can then enjoy that day’s hot meal or one of the other options in the café. Drivers are also reimbursed for their mileage at the current government approved rate.

 

So if you enjoy driving and would like to bring a smile to someone’s face, along with their lunch, consider becoming a volunteer driver for the Meals on Wheels program.  To find out more about becoming a Meals on Wheels driver, you can...