The Isabella County Commission on Aging is once again coordinating with the AARP Tax-Aide program to assist area citizens by providing free income tax preparation with free e-filing available. This service is provided to low and middle income taxpayers. Appointments for all sites except Dover Court, Riverview and Winchester Towers must be made by calling the Commission on Aging. Dover Court, Riverview and Winchester Towers should call their building office.
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:
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.
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.
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!
The Commission on Aging Gold Key program arranges all transportation and provides monthly mileage reimbursement. Use your own vehicle to transport Older Adults to scheduled doctors’ appointments, medical facilities, or food sites. You must have a good driving record, proper insurance, a valid drivers license, a vehicle in adequate repair and knowledge of our city and county area.
The Commission on Aging Gold Key program arranges all routes and provides mileage reimbursement. Use your own transportation to deliver lunchtime meals to homebound Older Adults one day per week.