October is National What Day?!

Do you enjoy learning? How about teaching? If you answered yes to these questions, we need you! We are currently looking for individuals who have a passion for something and would like to share their knowledge with others. The COA currently offers a variety of classes and games but we want to... (read more)



Managing Fall Pests

When the cool fall air arrives, some bugs, insects, and other pests seek the warmth from inside homes or hide in dark spaces like basements, attics, and garages. Here are some creepy crawlies you should watch out for, and some ways to prevent them.   Spiders Few people welcome the sight of spiders... (read more)



Cassopolis Historic Walking Tour

Ky'sha Johnson from the Cass County COA and Jonathan Wuepper, the Local History Branch Manager of the Cass District Library, recently put together walking tour of some of the historic buildings in Downtown Cassopolis.   1. LaGrange Township Free Public Library 145 North Broadway The building cost... (read more)



Protect Yourself From the Flu

Protect yourself from the flu. The Van Buren/ Cass Health Department will be administering the shots.   Anyone with Medicare Part B should bring their Card & ID. For all other insurance, a receipt will be given.   Please call the COA at (269) 445-8110 to find out the cost or to schedule your... (read more)



Vandalia Sports Courts - NEW

Have you heard that Penn Township recently constructed sport courts?   We have  2 dedicated pickleball courts and one tennis court that can be converted to pickleball.   These are available for public use- no fees or reservations required.   Located at: 60717 S Main in Vandalia   Please enjoy... (read more)



September Anniversaries

The Cass County COA would like to recognize the following employees that have work anniversaries this month:   Michelle Lofton - 1 year Noelle Rykowski - 5 years Laura Jepkema - 9 years Shirley Rank - 17 years    



Life is Better When You Dance

Friends gathered together in July to celebrate the centennial birthday of Betty Rutz.   As a lifelong dancer, Betty loves to participate in Line Dancing at the COA every Tuesday. Growing up in Benton Harbor, Betty took ballet classes and then transitioned to toe dancing and ballroom dancing, all... (read more)



Parking Lot Repaving

Those of you who are frequent visitors to the COA know that we recently started repaving the parking lot at the Lowe Center.   Here is a timelapse video of the work being done...     The work should be completed on Friday, September 2.    



Monkeypox Awareness in Van Buren and Cass Counties

Throughout the summer a new topic of conversation has emerged bringing about many questions and some concern. Cases of Monkeypox have been identified worldwide, throughout the United States and across Michigan; as of Wednesday, August 10, 2022 there are no known cases in Van Buren or Cass counties... (read more)



Is a strong core important? ABSolutely!

What do getting out of bed in the morning and Olympic power lifting have in common? You’re probably thinking “not much,” aside from the necessity of leaving your bed to go to the gym and lift - but it’s so much more than that. Both actions require the body’s core to function properly for the task... (read more)