At the COA in January

Published 10:36 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CASSOPOLIS — The following activities are scheduled at  Cass County Council on Aging in January:
Jan. 2: COA closed for New Year’s holiday.
Jan. 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25 and 30: Zumba. Morning and evening classes available to fit any schedule. Morning class begins at 8:30 a.m. and evening class starts at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month, choose morning or evening.
Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Cribbage Club. Open to cribbage players of all skill levels. Play begins at 1 p.m.
Jan. 5: Medication drop-off. Bring in unused, expired or unwanted medications for proper disposal from 10 a.m. to noon. Medications must be in their original, labeled containers and signed in when dropped off.
Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26: Dance Club. Dance to a variety of musical styles and enjoy the fellowship of friends. 9 a.m.
Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27: Knitting and crocheting. The group is open to anyone who likes to knit or crochet, regardless of skill level.
They share techniques, stories and fun while knitting items to donate to charity. 10 a.m. to noon.
Jan. 9: Brain aerobics. “Fitness for your Mind” exercises the brain and stimulates neurons.
This is a free class, but you must register due to space limitations. This class is open to everyone. 10 a.m. to noon. Same class is repeated on Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Dowagiac.
Jan. 9: Movies for Grown-ups. Monthly Monday movies are back to regular features from AARP’s “Best Movies for Grown-ups” list. Free popcorn. Movie starts at 1:15 p.m.
Jan. 9 and Jan. 25: Computer assistance. Friendly volunteers from Cass District Library help individuals with computer issues in the redesigned Information Center. Use COA computers or bring your laptop. Jan. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Jan 16: COA closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Jan. 20: Book Club. “Read and Share” will discuss “Once Upon A River” by Kalamazoo author Bonnie Jo Campbell. 1 to 2:30 p.m.
These are just some activities and classes the COA has to offer.
For more information on this or other Council on Aging programs, call (269) 445-8110 or (800) 323-0390 or visit
The COA is located at the corner of M-60 and Decatur Road east of Cassopolis.
All activities are free of charge and at the COA unless another location is specified.