The Key to Great Sleep is Exercise

When you’re taking care of yourself and exercising regularly, you will likely notice that you’re not only feeling better during the day, but sleeping better at night too. Exercise can provide excellent benefits for your sleep.   Don’t take my word for it; there is scientific evidence that exercise... (read more)



Walking Can Help Keep You Healthy

With so many opinions and fitness fads floating around today, it can be hard to know what to do. Some recommend extreme diets and exercise routines. But is that all really necessary to stay healthy? Simply put, no. So what is an easy and effective way to stay healthy?   Walking has been proven to... (read more)



Coronavirus Fact Sheet

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is working closely with healthcare providers, local public health departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor any potential cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Michigan. MDHHS will... (read more)



Tai Chi Class Embraces Mind, Body, Spirit, and Instructor

Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but many refer to it as “medication in motion.” There is evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating many health ailments. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without... (read more)



Have a Soup or Salad on Us

The COA is introducing a limited time punch card as our way of saying thank you for eating with us. Simply purchase one of our many meal options at either the Lowe Center or Front Street Crossing and on your 6th visit, you can get a FREE daily salad or bowl of soup. Card quantities are limited, so... (read more)



Love Your Heart, Love Your Food

When you’re cooking at home, it’s easy to make almost all your favorite recipes more heart-healthy. Once you know how to make a few simple changes, it’s a healthy habit that will not only be good for your heart, but your waistline. Most heart-healthy recipes have fewer calories, too.   Here are a... (read more)



Simple 10 Minute Workout for People Who Sit Most of the Day

Being at work all day or just stuck sitting for extended periods of time is no excuse for skipping exercise. Simple and effective exercises can be done while at work or at home. The exercises demonstrated below can assist in increasing overall productivity, decreasing stress, and promoting a sense... (read more)



Must Know Home Safety Tips for Older Adults

Staying safe at home can help older adults maintain their independence and quality of life. Preventing falls, the leading cause of death and serious injury in the senior population, is key to a long, happy life at home. Two main factors, personal and environmental, contribute to senior citizens’... (read more)



Creating Confident Caregivers

The COA and Area Agency on Aging are sponsoring a six week Creating Confident Caregiver class on Mondays, March 16 – April 20 at the Lowe Center in Cassopolis. For this spring session, there are two different times choices, a morning time from 10 a.m. till noon or an afternoon time from 1 till 3 p... (read more)



Appointments for Preparing Tax Returns

The COA’s volunteer AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team will be preparing tax returns from February 3 until April 10. The returns are prepared Mondays through Wednesdays at the Lowe Center in Cassopolis and on Thursdays at Front Street Crossing in Dowagiac. The team’s focus is preparing returns for... (read more)