COA launches online workout classes

The Cass County Council on Aging recently launched online workout videos for Cass County residents to do inside the home while the COA’s facilities remain closed, and fitness classes remain canceled due to COVID-19 mandates. So far, the COA has posted two videos on its website,, and its... (read more)



Giving Tuesday (still time to give)

The Cass County COA would like to Thank everyone who donated through the #Nonprofit Matching-Fund Initiative on Giving Tuesday.  To date, we have raised $1,980 to be matched through this fund; however there is still time to donate!   Between now and May 26, any donations made to the COA through... (read more)



Nominate your MOM

Moms are the best! They always know the right thing to say or do when you need them.  At any big life event or celebration, they can be counted on to be your biggest supporter.  Above all else, mothers are the heart of your family and community.   Do you know a magnificent mother who deserves to be... (read more)



Handy Helpers in need of Volunteers

Over the past decade, the COA has built 280 handicap accessible ramps for clients often in crisis; affected by a life-changing illness or an accident that leaves them unable to efficiently access their home.   Our team of Handy Helper volunteers not only build ramps but also installs grab bars,... (read more)



Selfie Project

By now, everyone has heard the term “selfie”.  This word usually brings to mind teenagers or millennials and generationally speaking, older people are seriously under-represented in the selfie universe.  The Cass County COA wants to change that with our new “Selfie Project”!   We want to see YOU! ... (read more)



Full Body Strength Routine with Taylor Lee

Cass County COA's certified fitness instructor Taylor Lee teaches a Full Body Strength Routine with the help of fellow COA instructors Joy Shreve and Ky'sha Mitchell. Examples are shown to do the routine at various ability and mobility levels.    



Seated Stretch Class with Joy Shreve

Cass County COA's certified fitness instructor Joy Shreve teaches a Stretch Routine with the help of fellow COA instructors Taylor Lee and Ky'sha Mitchell. Examples are shown to do the routine at various ability levels.




Dowagiac resident and JEOPARDY! Champion Jennifer Quail has graciously provided the Cass County COA with some trivia questions to test your knowledge and help you pass the time during the coronavirus shutdown.   Jennifer is a wine-tasting consultant, cook, public historian, Quora Top Writer for... (read more)



Physical Exercise and Mental Health

In countries across the globe, including the United States, anxiety and depression have reached peak heights that previously have not been seen. There are a variety of contributing factors that go along with “modern life,” such as social isolation, poor diets, and a focus on money and image. One... (read more)



Meals on Wheels still delivering despite COVID-19 pandemic

This is an excerpt from Leader Publications. For the full article, go to CASSOPOLIS — Wednesday morning, Marty Heirty hiked a mask up over his nose and mouth before opening his car door and walking up... (read more)