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PLEASE VOTE ON AUGUST 7th!
For nearly 40 years taxpayers in St. Clair County have helped to meet the needs of its Senior Citizens through the Senior Citizen Millage. The Millage is allocated to the following nine agencies to partially fund programs and services:
- Area Agency on Aging 1-B
- Blue Water Safe Horizons
- Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
- Council on Aging, Inc.
- Lakeshore Legal Aid of St. Clair County
- Port Huron Housing Commission
- Public Guardian
- Sanborn Gratiot Memorial Home
- Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice
Passage of this request on August 7th will assist these agencies in meeting the growing demand for services for St. Clair County Seniors.
Highlighted below are of some of the services provided by the Council on Aging (CoA):
Mobility is an important factor in determining that a Senior is able to live independently. In 2017 the CoA provided 65,564 rides to seniors for vital medical appointments such as dialysis and chemo, shopping, visits, and personal business. The fleet includes lift-equipped buses for the handicapped.
For seniors who are homebound, a daily visit, Monday through Thursday, from the home delivered drivers not only brightens their day, but also provides them with a nutritious lunch and the reassurance that they will be checked on. The CoA also delivers liquid meals, holiday meals, and has 7 congregate meal sites with hot meals and socialization. In 2017, 321,169 meals were provided to seniors.
CoA Service Providers have been assisting seniors in areas of: personal care, homemaking, home chores and repairs, taxes, Medicare Part D, prescriptions, counseling, Vial of Life, recreation, and basic information and referral/outreach services.
Keeping active is not only fun and entertaining, it helps seniors remain physically and emotionally healthy. CoA offers a wide range of recreational activities such as card games, yoga, bowling, line dancing, pickelball, Zumba, crafts, book clubs, Bingo, quilting, etc. These activities are a great way to socialize and meet new friends!
Please help us serve the seniors in our county at no cost to you! Make your Amazon purchases at smile.amazon.com/ch/38-1876251 and Amazon donates to Council On Aging Inc., Serving St Clair County. We appreciate your support.
It is the vision of the Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County, that all senior citizens of the County shall be able to live in their homes as long as possible, that the Agency may avail itself of all of the resources, public and private, needed to ensure that all seniors shall be able to receive those services and participate in those activities which will enhance their lives, and that no senior in the County will ever feel that he or she is alone.
The Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County is a private non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political organization which primarily coordinates programs that promote and safeguard the independence and well-being of the senior citizens (persons sixty years of age and older) of St. Clair County, of the State of Michigan by,
- Providing leadership, consultation, and assistance to interested individuals and/or groups who foster the well-being of the County’s senior citizens;
- Gathering, tabulating, and studying pertinent data relating to senior citizens;
- Disseminating information about services, activities, and programs affecting the social, economic, health, and housing needs of the aging;
- Cooperating and planning with existing governmental and private agencies in order to develop and make available needed resources for senior citizens throughout the County; and
- Providing relevant activities and needed services to all interested senior citizens of the County.
In addition, the Council on Aging may determine those services, activities, and programs which with appropriate and available funding, it could offer to qualified disabled citizens of the County.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Deem Boldyreff, President
Dr. Ronald Balboa, First Vice President
Jean McLeod, Second Vice President
Jeanne Criger, Recording Secretary
Robert Tansky, Treasurer
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Hon. James P. Adair
Dr. Douglas Krause
Bonnie L. Landschoot
Hon. John R. Monaghan
Susan L. Throop
Dale E. Tremble
Karen Spagnoli, Port Huron Senior Center Advisory
Betty Walters, Yale Senior Center Advisory
Open Seat, Capac Senior Center Advisory
Ruth Morris, Washington Life Center Advisory
David Haynes, City of Port Huron
Karl Tomion, County Commissioner
2015 – 2016 Annual Report
Title VI & Title VII Rights