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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)



5 Spring Cleaning Safety Tips for Seniors

Does your kitchen look like a display ad for gadgets and counter-top appliances? Does all of the excess furniture lying around your living space look like it should be in a yard sale? If you answered “yes” or even a reluctant “no”, then it’s time to freshen up your home. Spring is the season of... (read more)



Senior centers close due to concern for the area’s most vulnerable population (Leader Publications)

This is an excerpt from an article by Leader Publications.  To read the full article, click here. SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of Michigan rising daily, local facilities are taking precautions to ensure the health of those most at risk.   Following... (read more)



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)