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COA plans open houses

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is staging two open houses for the public to meet its new executive director, Tim Stoll. The occasion also will provide an opportunity for the public to find out more about what the agency has to offer. The first event will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Three Rivers …

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COA’s fiscal year changes to calendar year

The budgeting process for St. Joseph County finance director Joni Smith became a little less complicated Tuesday. Members of the county’s board of commissioners agreed to change the fiscal year for Commission On Aging to the calendar year. The move makes the Jan. 1-Dec. 31 fiscal year consistent with the county’s and other agencies. Commission On Aging previously operated on …

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Reappointments for COA board

Four people were reappointed to the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Board this week. Members of the county commission voted Tuesday to renew the two-year terms of Margaret Shultz, Jon Withers and Steve Boland. Meanwhile, at-large appointee Joseph “Al” Heivilin was also reappointed, but to a one-year term. Shultz currently serves as chair of the COA board. County commissioner …

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New director named for local COA

A Colon High School graduate has been named the new executive director of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging. Tim Stoll, 44, was offered and accepted the position Monday. Stoll replaces Lynn Coursey, who resigned last month after a 13-year reign as the agency’s leader. Stoll, a Sherwood resident, said he was excited to be recruited for the position …

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COA director announces resignation

St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Executive Director Lynn Coursey announced last week her resignation from the Three Rivers-based agency. Coursey had served in the capacity for 13 years. She said she is pursuing other opportunities, and added she is proud of the COA’s current visibility as a result of its efforts the past 13 years.

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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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