Monday, August 03, 2015
Isabella County Community Development

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Commission on Aging - Golf Outing / Fundraiser

clubsbagHelp support Isabella County Commission on Aging Volunteers - Friday, August 7, 2015

Isabella County Commission on Aging and the Friends of Isabella Seniors are hosting their Annual Golf Outing at the Pleasant Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from this event will be used to reimburse our volunteers for their mileage.

Featuring: Giveaways, 50/50 Raffle, $10,000 Hole-In-One Contest, Hole Contests, MORE!


Short Term Volunteer Opportunity

The Isabella County Commission on Aging is currently recruiting new volunteers who are interested in a short term commitment.  We are asking for support in assisting older adults with reviewing their prescription coverage.  The Commission on Aging will be holding trainings for new and returning volunteers, which will guide those interested through the open enrollment process.  We ask that volunteers have basic computer skills, type, and are able to use the internet.


Volunteers are an essential part of the Isabella County Commission on Aging

brendauptonAll of our volunteer positions are vital to the programs and services the Commission on Aging provides to the Isabella County community. Each individual volunteer gives of their time and love so others can have a better quality of life. I am privileged to know many of our volunteers, but the group of volunteers  with whom I have the most contact with are the Receptionists.


Wine Tasting – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

winetasting1Leelanau Peninsula - Michigan
Thursday, August 10
Cost: $111.00

Enjoy visiting three wineries in the Old Mission Peninsula of Michigan. Travel in comfort in a deluxe motor coach.


Elder Abuse

The No Excuse for Elder Abuse program is an awareness campaign in Michigan that was created to inform the public about the growing problem of elder abuse and financial exploitation. Elder Abuse is more than just a family matter and it is believed that 1 in 10 older adults are suffering from elder abuse. Nearly 6 million cases of elder abuse were reported in 2012. Some examples of elder abuse include:


Home Improvement Program

Could your home use some improvements? Isabella County has a program to help! The Isabella County Community Development Department works with qualifying low to moderate income households in Isabella County to provide the resources they need to maintain safe, decent, and attractive homes.

Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to: roofs, furnaces, siding, insulation, window and door replacement, electrical and wiring upgrades. For more information call us at (989) 317-4061.

Friendly Visitors Needed...

Friendly Visiting is a program where volunteers of all ages are matched with homebound older adults who just need a friend to visit and interact with to help brighten their day.

Our Friendly Visiting Program is for you if you have...


Reception-Ambassadors Needed

receptiondeskDo you have experience working with a multi-line phone? Have you worked in customer service?

If you enjoy a professional office atmosphere which includes greeting visitors and performing general clerical duties, the Commission on Aging needs you!


Friendly Caller Program

The Isabella County Commission on Aging offers Friendly Calling service to Isabella County older adults and their families. The Friendly Calling program is available to any older adult who would like or benefit from a daily telephone call. Calls can be temporary while recuperating from an illness, or calls can be arranged on a permanent basis. Older individuals do not need to be homebound. Perhaps they are isolated and would just like someone to say hello to them each day.


Ride Buddies

Do you love to work with children?  Ride Buddies are Gold Key Volunteers who ride the I Ride buses to provide assistance, security and a friendly presence to all young children riding alone. If you enjoy working with young children, this might be the volunteer opportunity for you!


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