Thursday, December 18, 2014
Isabella County Community Development

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:

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AARP Tax-Aides Needed

It may seem too soon to be thinking about doing your taxes, but our volunteers are already planning how they can help  with your tax or refund preparation. Commission on Aging will  once again assist with this free service to our community.

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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...

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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!

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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.

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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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Food With Friends Gift Certificates

gift certificateAre you looking for a good way to introduce friends or family members to the Food with Friends Program? Try giving them a gift certificate. Gift certificates are also great for regulars to our sites.

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