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)



Gratitude Can Change Everything

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. And honestly, most of us have moments where we just feel lost, overwhelmed, or down during this busy time. Luckily, one aspect of... (read more)



Home Safety Tips

Getting to enjoy retirement in your own house is the dream for many seniors. Unfortunately, age can bring with it both physical and cognitive changes, making it more challenging to stay in your home. As eyes and body begin to fail and memory starts to lapse, all of a sudden that familiar house is... (read more)



Woodcarving Show

The Fruit Belt Woodcarvers are having their 41st annual Woodcarving Show Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Constantine American Legion (65079 US 131 N).   The show features all types of woodcarvings and burnings. Vendors will demonstrate,... (read more)