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.
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!