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COA offers fresh produce program

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is participating in the Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH, which provides older adults with unprocessed, Michigan-grown products from authorized farmers markets and roadside stands throughout the state. Qualified older adults receive coupons that are used to purchase Michigan-grown produce at registered roadside stands and farmers markets. Eligible items include berries, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, beans and …

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Enrichment Center celebrates grand opening

After years of planning, the $2.6 million Enrichment Center in Sturgis is ready for business following a ceremonial grand opening last week. Located adjacent to the Doyle Center on the east side of the city, the Enrichment Center was praised Friday by county and municipal dignitaries, Commission on Aging officials and dozens of other guests. COA executive director Lynn Coursey …

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Grant awarded to local groups

St. Joseph County was chosen for a pilot program through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards. The group was recently awarded a $4.2 million grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to support 12 initiatives aimed at improving the quality of health for seniors. According to officials from the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. …

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April opening set for Sturgis senior center

Representatives from the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging will open the new Sturgis senior citizen center on April 8. Lynn Coursey, COA executive director, said the event is being planned in conjunction with Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce and will include a ribbon cutting at 5 p. m., followed at 7 p.m. by a ticketed event that serves as …

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St Joseph County looking forward to big things in 2016

The start of a possible addition to the county courthouse, continued development of the county’s river trail concept and a potential upgrade to the animal-control facility are a few matters St. Joseph County government officials are looking toward in 2016. The opening of a Commission On Aging senior center in Sturgis early in the year also was recognized as another …

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Sturgis senior center construction on track

Construction of the new Sturgis senior center is on track for an early-March move-in, according to St. Joseph County Commission On Aging officials. Furthermore, COA officials said there may be a buyer for the current Paul Cassault Center, the longtime Sturgis home of south-county senior services. Lynn Coursey, COA executive director, said the new site under construction on North Franks …

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