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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
divonaging@baycounty.net

COVID-19 Precaution: Meal delivery/office hours change for the week of April 13, 2020
The Bay County Department on Aging will temporarily change our daily meal service delivery and office hours for next week. Tomorrow, Thursday April 9, 2020, a six-day meal pack will be delivered to those clients currently receiving meals. This will be for Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday) and the week of April 13, 2020 through April 17, 2020.
 
This reduces the amount of interaction between our dedicated staff and the vulnerable people we serve, as we try to lessen our curve as well as protect and serve our clients.
 
Office hours for the week of April 13th will be as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Precaution
Effective 3/31/2020: due to COVID-19 we will be operating at reduced office hours. Our new temporary office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Home Delivered Meals and In-Home Services will continue as normal. All activities and meetings with the Department on Aging Congregate Meal sites are canceled  and Activity Centers are closed.


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 ~ 

 

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

https://www.baycounty-mi.gov/ESHS/Record-Great-Lakes-Water-Levels.aspx



 

 

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.

 

 

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 New Series coming to Riverside Activity Center -

TED Talk Series are videos featuring topics with expert speakers offering the opportunity to open your mind to different ideas, topics and experiences.  As part of the series, a chance after the video will be held to express and discuss the topics and generate conversation and reactions.  This is an opportunity for thoughtful educational awareness and views.

Monday - January 27, 2020 - How To Live To Be 100 

 



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

 


 


   Olympic Games 2019 

 

 

 

 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 Manger. 

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

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

Boxes are available for delivery 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 keyesd@baycounty.net.  Be the solution and help us help those in need.