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Name suggestions sought for new senior center

Construction of a new center for southern St. Joseph County senior citizen services is on track, and now the Commission on Aging is helping solicit community input to name the new Sturgis center. The “What’s In a Name? You Are!” project is underway and name suggestions for the new facility, located adjacent to the Sturgis Doyle Center on North Franks …

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COA registration approaching

Commission on Aging’s annual client registration begins Oct. 1. County residents age 60 and up who participate in any COA program, including meals, restaurant coupons, in-home services and social events, must register for 2016-17 and obtain a new membership card. There is no cost to register. Agency officials said the statistics help COA qualify for state and federal aid. Meanwhile, …

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Mental health agency will get COA allocation

St. Joseph County Commission on Aging officials stated last week they will continue to allocate nearly $17,000 for senior mental-health services next fiscal year. But, they told the county’s mental health agency not to count on any additional funding. Lynn Coursey, COA executive director, said her agency’s 2015-16 budget continues the mental-health-services allocation despite recent concerns over St. Joseph County …

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Reappointments to COA Board

Six people were recently reappointed to serve on the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Board. County commissioners agreed to reappoint Allen Balog, Barbara Fisher, Charles Thompson, Dawn Everett, Jim MacTavish and Joseph Heivilin. Their terms will expire June 30, 2017. In an unrelated matter, county commissioners approved permission to fill the position of probation officer following the resignation of …

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COA asks for reappointment of board members

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging board has asked county commissioners to reappoint Dawn Everett, Allen Balog, Jim MacTavish, Chuck Thompson and Barb Fisher to new two-year COA board terms. In a related matter, trustees re-appointed officers including Margaret Shultz, chairman; Jon Withers, vice chairman; Charles Willer, treasurer; and Thompson as secretary.

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Ground breaking at site of Community Enrichment Center

A ceremonial ground breaking took place Tuesday for the South County Community Enrichment Center. County, municipal and commission on aging dignitaries gathered at the Sturgis site for a 20-minute program that included the ceremonial dirt-turning. Making comments to the crowd of about 30 people were Sturgis Mayor Ken Malone, Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus, St. Joseph County Commissioner Don …

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