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Division on Aging

Tammy Roehrs - Director
Eric Boks - Senior Services Coordinator
Barb Kraycsir - Nutrition Services Manager

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 202
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4100
Fax: (989) 895-4094
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049
Tollfree: 1-877-229-9960
divonaging@baycounty.net

 

 

Suite 202
515 Center Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5123

 (989) 895-4100 Phone
1-877-229-9960 Toll-Free
(989) 895-4049 TDD
(989) 895-4094 Fax
divonaging@baycounty.net

 Tammy Roehrs
Director
roehrst@baycounty.net

Eric Boks
Senior Services Coordinator
bokse@baycounty.net

Barb Kraycsir
Nutrition Services Manager
kraycsirb@baycounty.net

~ Important Announcements~

From the desk of Tammy Roehrs, Division on Aging Director ~

Making Sense of Memory Loss - A guide to community resources for people with memory loss in Bay County.

The Secrets of Aging Well - Live long and prosper is something we all want to achieve especially as we age.  The Web MD article talks about ways you can fight off Father Time.The Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most comprehensive examinations of aging ever conducted have sited six bullet points to help realize the secret of aging well. continue the storySource: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/secrets-of-aging-well

Benefits of Yoga - Ann Pizer, Yoga Expert, http://yoga.about.com/od/beginningyoga/a/benefits.htm, talks about the many benefits experienced to the participant when practicing this stretching, breathing and calming technique. Check out our own Senior Yoga Class offered in coordination with the Bay County Community Center on Tuesday's from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.  For more information call the main office at 895-4100.

Exercise Class Levels:  Starting in January all exercise classes sponsored by Division on Aging and the Bay County Community Center will be rating the class activity with a 1, 2 or 3 level.  For a better definition of each level click on to the title Exercise Class Level. 

Become a Division on Aging Volunteer ~ you choose the program and how often you want to give of your time and talent.  We utilize volunteers to help carry out our mission of maintaining independence, offering social opportunities and enhancing quality of life to our Bay County Seniors who need the assistance.  Our volunteer core play an enormous effort in achieving that goal.   Volunteering has surprising benefits to make it a win-win situation.  http://www.helpguide.org/articles/work-career/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm.  For more information on  how you can become a volunteer call the main office at 895-4100.

Osteoporsis Strength Exercise Class -taking names for the Fall, 2015 class session.   This class concentrates on the bones and muscles that deteriorate due to age, disease and lack of use.  An award winning class for ages 60 and over with or without limitations.  Our instructor is from the In Patient Rehabilitation Unit at McLaren's West Campus.  She brings an enormous amout of knowledge and humor to the class.  Classes are held twice a week on Monday and Wednesday for 6 weeks. 
Call Division on Aging main office at 895-4100 to be put on the wait list for Fall, 2015.

Elder Abuse Program Grant Update - Over 50? Mistreated? Help is available. Call the Bay County Division on Aging at 989-895-4100 for information and to learn about available services. If you suspect abuse, call 1-855-444-3911 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Take the quiz and learn more.

Bay County Health Department - 2013 Annual Report

Bay County pharmacies participating in the Yellow Jug/Old Drugs program - for more information and disposal sites see flyer.  Special note:  Bay City Police Department collects in the months of April and October.  Watch for announcement in the Bay City Times.

Kitchen Grand Opening Slide Show 


 

~ Event Information ~

 

 

New Event in Senior Olympics Pickleball Clinic

If you are 60 years and older and would love to order a sandwich or salad after you complete your clinic call Sandy at 893-7070

 

    Save the Date
          Senior Olympics ~ May 27 - June 12, 2015 - more details to come
          Car Cruise In and Picnic ~ Thursday, August 6, 2015 - more details to come

         

         

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        Michigan Office of Services to the Aging

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        Bay County Division on Aging Mission
        Bay County Division on Aging is dedicated to providing continued opportunities for the community's older adults by maintaining independence, offering social opportunities, and enhancing their lives through quality services in a cost-effective manner.