Yoga Benefits

Getting older presents many gifts: maturity, grace, wisdom, experience, and perspective, to name a few. Growing older can also carry many challenges. Memory can decline, balance can be impaired, and the sense of self can suffer. The risk of life-threatening illnesses, such as diabetes,... (read more)



COA Family Feud

For our recent COA Employee Party, we played a version of Family Feud.  We sent a survey with a variety of questions to Cass County Seniors, and 60 people responded.  Here are the top answers....   What is your favorite college football team?        Michigan (23) Notre Dame (21)                ... (read more)



Physical Activity vs. Exercise

Physical Activity vs. Exercise   You may ask yourself what the difference is between the two. Physical activity is any form of bodily movement or activity carried out by the muscles that require energy. In other words, it is any movement a person makes. Examples are walking around the grocery store... (read more)



December Anniversaries

The Cass County COA would like to recognize the following employees that have work anniversaries in December:   Bonnie Green Administrative Assistant 34 Years - the COA's longest tenured employee   Leslie Vargo Lifelong Learning 12 Years   Janet Amberg Front Desk 6 Years  



December Fitness Special - $10 Off

Enjoy a savings of $10 off of the 1 year price during the entire month of December.   This makes a great gift for yourself or someone else.   The Cass County COA has outstanding fitness centers at both the Lowe Center in Cassopolis as well as Front Street Crossing in Dowagiac. Each center offers a... (read more)



COA Annual Campaign

As another year draws to an end, the COA would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our community of generous donors and volunteers. Your support allows us to continue to provide programs and services that truly enhance the lives of our local seniors.   Socialization, nutrition, education, and... (read more)



Catch Some Z’s

If you’re like me, you value sleep. Even on vacation I still go to bed earlier than my friends, but I haven’t always felt this way. Afflicted by the same hubris as my peers at the time, I would stay up late with friends until 3 or 4 in the morning then turn around and wake up at 6 a.m. for work,... (read more)



Making Spirits Bright

The holiday season is upon us. For many, it is a festive time of year to celebrate cultures, traditions, or rituals as people gather together and to create memories for years to come. However, for others this time triggers grief, loss, feelings of sadness, despair, hopelessness, anxiety, and/or... (read more)



DUHS Senior Luncheon

Dowagiac Union High School Senior Citizen Luncheon   Thursday November 10th     Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Menu:  Chicken Dumpling Soup with a roll, Side salad and Pumpkin Spice Cupcake for dessert    Foyer of the high school gymnasium:   701 W. Prairie Ronde St.   Cost:  Luncheon is free for all... (read more)



Free Fitness Classes

Taylor Lee and Ky'sha Johnson have created two FREE fitness classes to help you prepare for the weather cooling down and the holidays coming up.    Ky'sha Johnson’s BRAIN & BODY will help keep your mind and body connected to maximize your everyday living experience, and Taylor Lee’s FIT 30 will... (read more)