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Ballot Proposition 1, November 3 Election...

COUNTY OF MANISTEE PROPOSITION NO. 1SERVICES FOR THE AGED PROVIDED THROUGH MANISTEE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING                               Shall the County of Manistee, Michigan, increase the constitutional limitation on the total amount of general ad valorem taxes imposed upon real and tangible personal property for all purposes in the County of Manistee, Michigan, by 0.475 mills ($0.475 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) and levy the amount of 0.475 mills ($0.475 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of six (6) years (2021 – 2026, inclusive) to provide services to the aged through the Manistee County Council on Aging including the Senior Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels.  This is a renewal of the prior 0.3 mill  levy, ($0.30 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) which expires in 2020, and a request for new additional millage of 0.175 mill  ($0.175 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) If approved, it is estimated that the revenue generated by this proposal in the first year would be $563,266.49.  The revenues generated will be disbursed to Manistee County, which contracts with the Manistee County Council on Aging, Inc. to provide services to the aged.  A portion of the millage may be subject to capture by and disbursed to one or more tax increment financing entities, including the City of Manistee Downtown Development Authority, the Charter Township of Filer Downtown Development Authority and the City...

Coronavirus Research Trial

Older adults have the most hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 of any group in the United States. If you know of someone in your life who is older than age 70 and interested in participating in coronavirus prevention research, they can register at https://www.PreventCOVID.org/ For persons without internet access, or who do not feel comfortable with online forms, they can also call the toll-free registry at 866-CVT-1919 (866-288-1919). You can visit https://coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/what-to-expect-volunteer/ to see what is involved, and what to expect if you register.   The Manistee County Council on Aging is not apart of this trial and is not sponsoring or otherwise promoting it in any...
COVID-19 Mitigation

COVID-19 Mitigation

THE MANISTEE SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. As seniors are at the highest risk for COVID-19, Manistee County Council on Aging / Senior Center are CLOSED to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. We will continue to serve seniors it will just look differently. Please find the information below related to the mitigation strategy for the Manistee County Council on Aging related to COVID-19 effective Monday, March 16, 2020 in regards to programs and services offered by the Council on Aging. This strategy is based on recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and are in place until further notice. MCCOA Community Mitigation Strategy 03/13/2020 Manistee County Council on Aging/Senior Center building will be CLOSED to the public. The COA office will be open for phone calls and emails.  ALL Senior Center meetings, programs, classes, activities and services are also SUSPENDED until further notice. ALL Manistee County Council on Aging/Senior Center staff will continue to follow an enhanced protocol of sanitation to mitigate the possibility of the spread of germs.  We ask that you please be patient with this process as it is our priority to keep our Manistee County Seniors safe during this pandemic. Mitigation...
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MCCOA Newsletter

MCCOA Newsletter

October 2020 Senior Moments Newsletter -and- Previous Newsletters – Click...
About Us
The Manistee County Council on Aging (MCCOA) is an organization that serves all senior citizens regardless of income or ability. The MCCOA was organized in 1971 and operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded by a voter-approved millage. The council works to keep senior citizens socialized and independent by providing a variety of programs and activities to Manistee County residents over the age of 60.

As the senior population grows, the MCCOA’s mission of promoting quality of life and independence by addressing unique needs and challenges is becoming more vital than ever. The wealth of talent that Manistee County sees in the senior population is something that many find as a valuable resource.

Senior citizens bring with them a lifetime of experiences that are invaluable to solving today's complex problems. Clearly, the contribution of the senior population in Manistee County alone deserves the continuing support of the entire community.

The MCCOA is housed in the Manistee Senior Center, located in downtown Manistee. Every weekday, the Senior Center hosts a variety of programs and activities. The Senior Center also serves as a congregate meal site for the Meals on Wheels program and lunch is served daily, Monday through Friday.

For more information please call the MCCOA office (Manistee Senior Center) at 231-723-6477.