Department on Aging

Beth Eurich, LBSW - Director
Barb Kraycsir, RDN - Nutrition Services Manager
Debbie Keyes - Program/Event Manager
Jessica Somerlott, LBSW - Senior Services Manager

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 202
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4100
Fax: (989) 895-4094
Toll-free: 1-877-229-9960


Congregate Meal Sites & Activity Centers

All activities and meetings at the Department on Aging Congregate Meal Sites remain canceled and all Activity Centers are closed. 

We appreciate your support and patience during this time. Please feel free to contact the main office with any questions or concerns. 

Bay County Department on Aging is dedicated to providing continued opportunities for the 60 and better population within our community by maintaining independence, offering social opportunities, and enhancing their lives through quality services in a cost-effective manner.

~ Hot Off The Press


Free Face Mask Distribution

Region VII Area Agency on Aging is planning a distribution of free face masks in their parking lot (1615 S. Euclid Ave, Bay City) on Tuesday, August 11th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Participants need to be 60 years or older and will be given a packet of masks on a first come, first served basis.  If you are not able to attend, you may send a proxy to pick up the mask for you.  We just ask you provide your name, address and birth year.  Masks will be delivered to your vehicle to comply with gathering restrictions.

Questions can be direct to Catherine Clark at Region VII Area Agency on Aging  (800) 858-1637.



Curbside Take Out

As we slowly begin to get back to normal, we will be offering Curbside Take Out Meals at our Riverside Center (800 JFK Drive) every Monday - Friday.
A hot meal will be offered for you to come and pick up between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm.  You need to call the Riverside Center (893-7070) at least one day in advance to reserve your meal by 2:00 pm.
(To reserve for Mondays you will need to call by the previous Friday)
For more information you can call the Main Office at 895-4100.







If you experienced damage due to the rain or the rising Saginaw River, please go to and fill out the survey.


Flood Water Clipart 


The below web page has been created on the Emergency Management website to help keep the public informed about the ongoing high water situation.


We count because YOU matter.

Our Bay County Residents 60 years and better deserve the best we have to offer.
Health and well-being are precious at any age.  Census data directs dollars to funding for Medicare, housing assistance, Meals on Wheels and other programs to keep those 60 years and better vibrant into their retirement years in Bay County.

That is why we count.

Census will be coming up in 2020.  All citizens will be asked to fill out the Census.  It is easy, confidential and takes just 10 minutes.
We will have dates and locations for those needing assistance.
Be watching the Wonderful Times and visiting our web page for ongoing information.



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


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 Department on Aging is a proud member of "Meals On Wheels America"


Handy Man Program

The Department on Aging is happy to announce the return of the Handyman Program!  This is a "light" home repair program.  There will be a fee based on your income and you are responsible for the cost of all materials.  Any job requiring a permit or a licensed professional will be denied.  The Department on Aging's Handyman is not a licensed contractor.  For more information contact the Main Office and ask to speak with a Case Manager. 

Currently seeking a volunteer to help deliver Food Commodities once a month to the homebound Seniors in Bay County.

This program is income based and eligibility is established through an application process with Mid Michigan Community Action Agency. 

Boxes are available for delivery on the second Thursday of the month. 

Boxes are approximately 20 to 30 lbs. and routes vary in size and location.  Usually, routes consist of no more than 8 to 9 stops.
Times of delivery are flexible from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
A Volunteer Application along with background checks are necessary in order to complete the process.
If you want to put a smile of gratitude on someone's face and make a difference in your life.  Consider this opportunity and give the Volunteer Coordinator a call at (989) 895-4100 or email  Be the solution and help us help those in need.