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)



Are You Ready for Flu Season?

Flu shots are recommended by healthcare professionals for anyone over age 50, younger than age five, and anyone who cares for or is in close contact with people of those ages.   The Van Buren/Cass Health Department is offering adult flu shots at three convenient locations throughout the area.... (read more)



Smoke Detector Checks

October is the time for Fire Prevention. The COA is working with local volunteers to offer smoke detector checks during the month of October. If you would like to have your name added to the list to have your smoke detector checked, please call (269) 445-8110 and ask for Bobbie or Danielle.



Prepare for Emergencies

When emergencies strike, are you ready? The first step in preparing is to consider how an emergency might affect your individual needs. Plan to make it on your own, for at least three days. It’s possible that you will not have access to a medical facility or even a drugstore. It is crucial that you... (read more)



National TV Dinner Day

How many of us enjoy tossing a TV dinner into the microwave for a quick meal? I know it sure comes in handy when I don’t feel like cooking. Well, if you are like me, then you are in luck since September 10 is National TV Dinner Day and how else would we celebrate other than eating a TV dinner?   As... (read more)



Welcome Lori Hardy

We have a new face on the Care Services Team. Lori Hardy BSN, R.N., is the new Care Services Team Leader.   Lori was born in Utah. She attended Chamberlain College of Nursing where she was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as her Registered Nursing degree.   Much of Lori’s... (read more)



Make It Count

When it comes to personal fitness routines, many feel that something is better than nothing. Then there are those who take improving their health and wellbeing very seriously and stick to a routine. In either case, it can be very discouraging not to see the desired results from your fitness routine... (read more)



What’s All the Buzz About?

It’s that time of year when you notice bees out and about. These bees can be a nuisance to us but we fail to appreciate them for their hard work.   The third Saturday in August celebrates National Honey Bee Day. Did you know bees have to travel about 55,000 miles to produce 1 pound of honey? To... (read more)



Keys to Avoiding Home Rental Scams

Thinking about renting a house instead of buying? Not all home rental listings are legit, so here are some tipoffs and tools to help you avoid a rental scam.   According to National Rental Home Council (NRHC) members, who are owners of rental homes, scammers use a variety of tactics to get people’s... (read more)




Look into their Eyes

Have you ever noticed an animal with two different colored eyes? This is pretty common in cats as about 60% have this condition but less common in dogs with only about 4%. Animals aren’t the only ones with two different eye colors; humans can have it as well. Just over 1% of Americans have two... (read more)