Season for Half & Half

Each mid-September we greet the fall season with the arrival of the fall or autumnal equinox while our neighbors below the equator welcome in the spring or vernal equinox. So what exactly is the equinox? It is the point at which the sun’s rays directly hit the equator because the Earth’s axis is... (read more)



Are you 55 or older and raising a grandchild or child close to you?

Kinship care or 'relative care' is the full time parenting of children by grandparents, other extended family members, or adults with whom they have a close family-like relationship.   The Area Agency on Aging seeks to assist kinship families though offering access to resources and supplies.... (read more)



Grace turns 100 years old

Grace Kenyon turned 100 years old in June and the COA staff and her fellow knitting club members celebrated her with cupcakes and flowers!   She was featured in our November 2020 Messenger as our own local "Rosie the Riveter" because of her work at a General Motors plant in Grand Rapids where she... (read more)



Firework Displays

Several Fourth of July Firework displays are planned throughout our community.  Here is a list of some neighboring Fireworks shows:   Cassopolis – Diamond Lake - July 3   Dowagiac – Russom Park – July 2   Edwardsburg... (read more)



What Is Caller ID Spoofing?

Caller ID spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number or spoof a number from a company or a government agency... (read more)



5 Reasons to Work with a Personal Trainer

What comes to your mind when you think of personal trainers? If you’re like most people, you think of personal trainers as individuals who take pleasure in yelling at and pushing their clients to their absolute breaking point. While this may be true of a very small minority, the majority simply... (read more)



Long-lost friends, Navy veterans reunite after 58 years

DOWAGIAC — Longtime Dowagiac resident Walter Swann had some extra pep in his step Thursday afternoon — and for good reason.   The Navy veteran was overjoyed to meet with his old Navy friend Francis Demaio in person this week for the first time in 58 years.   “We just grabbed each other and hugged... (read more)



Diabetes Support Group - Guest Speaker - Spectrum Health Lakeland

Monique Miller, a dietitian from Spectrum Health Lakeland, will be the guest speaker at the Diabetes Support Group on June 4.   Learn about the Free Medicare Part B weight loss program and individual counseling that has strong insurance coverage.   Monique will also inform you about a Free ... (read more)



Cass County Public Transportation Seeking Input

Cass County is taking a deeper look into its residents’ transportation needs.   Cass County Public Transportation, 400 E. State St., Cassopolis, is currently hosting a community survey to collect resident input on county transit needs and how the department can adapt to meet those needs. The survey... (read more)



Vaccinations for Homebound Seniors

Since COVID vaccines first arrived in Michigan, the vast majority of people over 65 have received at least one dose, thanks to policies that prioritized seniors. But quietly left behind are hundreds of isolated Cass County seniors that live alone or with family, but are unable to travel.  ... (read more)