Monday, October 14, 2019
Isabella County Community Development

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Mid Michigan Woodcrafters Club

The Mid Michigan Woodcrafters Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Commission on Aging, 2200 S. Lincoln Rd. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

The meetings discuss various facets of woodworking, such as use of tools, design techniques, construction ideas and finishing tips.


Jam Session

Every Friday from 10:00 a.m. till Noon in the Craft Room

Mt. Pleasant Garden Club

gardenflowersplantsThe Mt. Pleasant Garden Club meets on the third Monday of each month, except January, at the Commission on Aging, Room A.

We meet at 1 p.m., except in June and December, when we begin at noon.

There are no requirements for membership other than an interest in gardening.

Book Club

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The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Membership is open to anyone who enjoys reading. There are a few spots available.

If you are interested, call 772-0748 to receive information and to reserve your place. The commitment to meet monthly is encouraged.

Anyone Can Paint

  • First Wednesday of the month
  • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Room C
  • $25 per person (all supplies included)


Ukulele Group Fun

Fridays - 12:30 p.m.
Bring your Ukulele if you have one. Musical assistance is available.

Line Dancing Classes

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
COA Room C

Dulcimer Practice

Every Monday 10:00 a.m. Craft Room

Learn to Knit

First 4 Thursdays each month at 10:00 a. m.

Golden Passes available at age 80!

The Isabella County Transportation Commission is pleased to announce the age requirement for the Gold Passes is officially lowered to 80.  If you are age 80 or older, you are eligible to receive a free Gold Pass, compliments of the Isabella County Transportation Commission.  This will enable you to ride the IRide bus for FREE.


Medical Equipment

The Commission on Aging has medical equipment to loan, at no cost. We currently have a number of wheelchairs, walkers and transfer benches, plus many other items.

Stop by (Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or give us a call at 772-0748 if you’re in need.

Legal Services

Lakeshore Legal Aid is providing FREE legal advice to people over age 60.
For an appointment call Toll Free: 1-866-552-2889

Food With Friends Gift Certificates

gift certificateAre you looking for a good way to introduce friends or family members to the Food with Friends Program? Try giving them a gift certificate. Gift certificates are also great for regulars to our sites.


ActiveLiving on Tape

Do you know someone who might enjoy listening to the monthly ActiveLiving on cassette tape? Why not give them a call and let them know about this free service?

To receive ActiveLiving on cassette tape, just call 772-0748.

Caregiver Support

The Caregiver Support Group meeting will be the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m. at the Commission on Aging Activity Center, 2200 South Lincoln Road, Mt. Pleasant. This confidential support group is for men and women taking care of another person, be it their spouse, friend or a family member.


Foster Grandparent Volunteers Needed


The Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program taps the skills, talents and experience of Americans who are age 55 and over who are on a limited income to assist children in need.  They serve in elementary classrooms, day care centers and Head Start classrooms providing academic social and emotional support to help students reach their full potential.


Friendly Visitors Needed...

Friendly Visiting is a program where volunteers of all ages are matched with homebound older adults who just need a friend to visit and interact with to help brighten their day.

Our Friendly Visiting Program is for you if you have...


Reception-Ambassadors Needed

receptiondeskDo you have experience working with a multi-line phone? Have you worked in customer service?

If you enjoy a professional office atmosphere which includes greeting visitors and performing general clerical duties, the Commission on Aging needs you!


Friendly Caller Program

The Isabella County Commission on Aging offers Friendly Calling service to Isabella County older adults and their families. The Friendly Calling program is available to any older adult who would like or benefit from a daily telephone call. Calls can be temporary while recuperating from an illness, or calls can be arranged on a permanent basis. Older individuals do not need to be homebound. Perhaps they are isolated and would just like someone to say hello to them each day.


Ride Buddies

Do you love to work with children?  Ride Buddies are Gold Key Volunteers who ride the I Ride buses to provide assistance, security and a friendly presence to all young children riding alone. If you enjoy working with young children, this might be the volunteer opportunity for you!


Ride Guide Volunteers for iRide

Commission on Aging has Gold Key volunteers available who will ride with an older adult to assist with medical appointments, grocery shopping or transportation to food sites until the individual feels comfortable riding alone. Your first ride is FREE! Commission on Aging has first time user tickets available for your use. Just call 772-0748 for more information.

Helping Hands

If you need assistance installing smoke alarms or replacing batteries, COA can assist you through our Helping Hands Gold Key Volunteer Program. Call COA at 772-0748.

Water Aerobics

Whether you want low or high intensity, this class is easy on your joints. Can’t jump? OK, kick instead. Can’t raise arms high? OK, work them in the water. Want social time? Yes, we have a chatty group. Class is held based on CMU schedule and routine closings.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
9:05 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.
Requires purchase of Non-expiring Fitness Punch Card: 12 classes for $36

MUST have a liability form on file with COA to attend the class. Forms and punch cards available at COA.
Instructor: Mary Alsager

Aqua Zumba

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Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic workout.  Aqua Zumba® gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into a workout that's cardio-conditioning, toning and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.


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