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Commission on Aging
Our Mission
The mission of the Antrim County Commission on Aging is to improve the quality of life, and maintain the highest level of independence for those persons age 60 and over. These services are made possible through Federal, State and County funding, as well as donations. For questions, please call us at (231) 533-8703, via mail at P.O. Box 614, Bellaire, MI 49615-0614, or by email at coa@antrimcounty.org

How We Help the People of Antrim County...
Information and AssistanceAn excellent information source, the Commission on Aging helps many people by answering questions about specific services and how to access programs and agencies throughout the state. back to top
ActivitiesActivities at the Senior Centers Include:

  • Bingo
  • Euchre
  • Billiards
  • Exercise Classes
    • Picnics
  • Crafts
  • Potlucks
  • Cribbage
  • Speakers
  • Dances
Loan ClosetThe loan closet is available to all individuals over the age of 60 who require items such as wheel chairs, hospital beds, canes, bedside commodes, bath benches, Depends, Hoyer lifts, etc. There is no charge for the use of these items. back to top
Four nutrition sites are located throughout Antrim County. Meals are served at noon.
  • Bellaire Senior Center
M thru F
  • Central Lake Gov't Ctr
M thru F
  • Elk Rapids Senior Ctr
Tuesday through Friday
  • Mancelona Senior Ctr
M thru F

Additionally, a Continental Breakfast is served Monday-Thursday from 7:30am - 9:30am, and Full Hot breakfast is served every Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the Bellaire Senior Center. Come socialize and enjoy a nutritious meal! WIFI HOT SPOT.
Contact the Commission on Aging at (231) 533-8703 for reservations. back to top

Meals are delivered throughout Antrim County to eligible homebound seniors, who are unable to prepare nutritious meals. The program is designed to enable individuals to live independently. back to top
Certified Nursing Assistants provide in-home assistance with activities of daily living for home-bound, frail individuals. These activities include:

Vital Signs
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Respite Care To assist with a needed break in the caregiver role, a certified nursing assistant will provide for mentally or physically disabled and frail elderly:

  • Assistance with daily activities

  • Companionship

  • Supervision

Homechore services can be provided for the following:

  • snow removal

  • installation and removal of screens and storm windows

  • installation of weather stripping

  • arranging for routine health and safety concerns

Other services available from the Commission on Aging are:

  • Foot Care Clinics
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Flu Shots
  • Health Screening
  • Tax Assistance
  • Medicare/Medicaid Assistance
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • RSVP
  • Senior Companion

Hall Rentals The main Hall of the Bellaire Senior Center is available for rentals through the Commission on Aging, in conjunction with Area Seniors, Inc. Discounts are available for residents of Forest Home and Kearney Townships, members of Area Seniors, Inc. and non-profit organizations. There is a full commercial kitchen available for evenings/weekends. Seating capacity of the non-smoking, no-alcohol facility is for 150 people. For further information, contact the COA office at (231) 533-8703. back to top

Who Funds Us? The Antrim County Commission on Aging is for and about the seniors of Antrim County, and is supported through . . .

  • Federal and State grants through OSA and AAANM
  • Local Contributions
  • Private Donations
  • Memorials
  • Fundraisers
  • Your Millage Dollars
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