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.
A trained Gold Key Volunteer will make regular telephone contact with a program participant, checking the older adult’s safety. If the older adult does not answer his/her telephone, the Volunteer will contact COA staff who will try to reach an established emergency contact. If none of the contacts are available, COA Staff will attempt to contact the participant. Emergency services (9-1-1) may be used if necessary. If you know of someone who would benefit from this service, please call 989-772-0748.
Ride Guide for iRide
Commission on Aging has Gold Key volunteers available who will ride with an older adult to assist with medical appointments, grocery shopping or transportation to food sites until the individual feels comfortable riding alone. Your first ride is FREE! Commission on Aging has first time user tickets available for your use. Just call 772-0748 for more information.
If you need assistance installing smoke alarms or replacing batteries, COA can assist you through our Helping Hands Gold Key Volunteer Program. Call COA at 772-0748.