FEMA Funeral Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families.  FEMA's mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. They are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.   Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental... (read more)



Laminate your COVID-19 Vaccination Card for Free

Right now, a piece of paper is all the proof you have that you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.   That’s why Office Depot/Office Max and Staples are helping to keep those vaccination cards safe by laminating them for free.   The Office Depot offer is available at both Office Depot and Office... (read more)



* New * COA Coed Senior Golf League

The goal of the COA Coed Senior Golf League is to promote the enjoyment of the game of golf by senior golfers and create a fellowship among its members through organized weekly play.   We welcome all senior golfers who find enjoyment in the game of golf and would like to meet other senior golfers.... (read more)



Adrienne Glover celebrates her 25th anniversary with the COA

Adrienne Glover will celebrate her 25th anniversary with the COA on March 25.   She began her COA career as a Client Specialist when we were located over the bank in downtown Cassopolis and is currently the Director of Community Living Support for our Care Services department.     Adrienne has... (read more)



Active Choices Training

Are you looking for ways to be more active in your everyday life but not sure where to start?   The COA's new Active Choices Training Program may be what you're looking for.   The Active Choices Training Program is a telephone-based individualized program that provides remote guidance and support... (read more)



Health Department opens 1,500 COVID-19 vaccine appointments for the week of March 8-12

Van Buren/Cass Health Department is excited to announce the opening of 1,500 COVID-19 vaccine appointments for the week of March 8-12 for Cass County residents aged 65 and older.  We encourage anyone who has not received their first dose of vaccine to call Cass County Council on Aging to schedule... (read more)



COA Fitness Centers to Open on March 1

A tremendous amount of time and energy has been devoted to re-imagining the day when we could reopen our Fitness Centers again for you.  Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our participants and staff, and so every step we’ve taken has been with this singular goal in... (read more)



Cass County Meals on Wheels workers save client from natural gas leak

Last Wednesday, Michael Faunce thought something smelled funny.   The Meals on Wheels worker was delivering a meal to a client in Dowagiac with work partner Cindy Polomcak when he smelled what he thought was natural gas after the client opened the door.   The actions Faunce and Polomcak took... (read more)



Cass County Council on Aging awarded grant from Pokagon Fund

A local organization will be able to provide free meals to senior community members thanks to another organization’s generosity.   The Cass County Council on Aging recently received a grant from The Pokagon Fund to help feed Dowagiac’s senior citizens.   The funds from this grant will be used to... (read more)



Van Buren/Cass District Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The best way to ensure you receive notification when clinics and appointments become available to you is to complete the Individual Vaccination Survey on the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department website.    Submit your name to the Health Department to get on the vaccine waiting list   COVID-19... (read more)