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Annette McCullin: Council on Aging aims to make life easier

Published 10:59pm Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Let’s face it — we’re all getting older. It’s one of those pesky facts of life that we can’t get away from, but there are ways to make the most of it.

Making things easier for older adults and the people who care for them is what we do at the Cass County Council on Aging.

It can be a daunting task — with such a diverse community, the needs of older adults vary greatly.

Some older adults want to stay healthy and are looking for a comfortable place to exercise, eat right, learn new things and stay active. The Council on Aging can provide those things at both our locations — the COA Lowe Center in Cassopolis and Front Street Crossing in Dowagiac.

Some are faced with chronic illnesses, caring for a loved one or memory loss. Our support groups, Adult Day Services program and Project Lifesaver program aim to help these people and their families.

Still others may require more personal care, and the Council on Aging has programs to help with that, too. We provide medical transportation to out-of-county appointments, Meals on Wheels for people who might have difficulty getting good meals and in-home care for people who need assistance with basic needs such as bathing and getting around the house.

These are just a few examples of the things the Council on Aging does each day. The staff and volunteers work together to make sure the needs of older adults — and the community — are met.

Call (269) 445-8110.

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