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Enrichment Center anniversary is celebrated

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Sturgis Enrichment Center on Tuesday, April 11. Seniors and other guests were treated to cake and ice cream and Executive Director Tim Stoll spoke about the growth that has taken place at the Center, located at 306 N. Franks Avenue, in the past year. …

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COMMUNITY LEADERS AND COA PROMOTE MARCH FOR MEALS

Close to 20 community leaders from St. Joseph County are participating in the 15th annual March for Meals Community Champions Week of March 20-24. This national campaign is an annual month-long event and is led by Meals on Wheels America. It is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation, both serious problems currently impacting our community and …

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Deadline looming to apply for help with winter energy bills

Eligible Michigan residents have a little more than a month to apply for a credit that helps with winter energy bills. The Michigan Agency for Energy says the deadline to apply for the Home Heating Credit in 2016 is Sept. 30. Those eligible must own or rent the home in which they live and their income must fall within certain …

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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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