Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Isabella County Community Development

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Community Personal Safety Presentation

The Isabella County Commission on Aging and the Michigan State Police invites you to join us for a community personal safety presentation.

  • Monday, April 17 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Comfort Inn Conference Center
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Please see the flyer for additional details

AARP Smart Driver Course

This course covers the effects of aging on driving, coping strategies, accident prevention, an update on Michigan driving laws and much more. Those over age 50 who complete the course may be eligible for a discount on auto insurance premiums if offered by their insurance company. Registration includes all class materials and the certificate to submit for insurance discounts. A 30-minute lunch break is scheduled. Lunch is available on-site thru Commission on Aging, or you may bring your own lunch. COA lunch costs $5 for those 59 and younger and a suggested donation of $2.50 for those 60+.

Call (989) 772-0748 to register.

Foster Grandparent Volunteers Needed

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The Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program taps the skills, talents and experience of Americans who are age 55 and over who are on a limited income to assist children in need.  They serve in elementary classrooms, day care centers and Head Start classrooms providing academic social and emotional support to help students reach their full potential.

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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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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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