For over 50 years, the Council on Aging has been serving senior residents (60 or older) of St. Clair County.
Our programs and services have been expanded to help over 12,000 seniors per year remain self-sufficient and stay in their residence of choice for as long as possible. Recreational activities at our four Senior Centers are entertaining and promote physical and emotional health.
We have something to offer for any senior, all with the goal of enhancing and retaining independence:
- Mobility is an important factor in determining that a senior is able to live independently. Last year we provided over 27,000 rides to seniors for vital medical appointments such as dialysis and chemo, shopping, visits, and personal business. The fleet includes lift-equipped buses for the handicapped.
- For seniors who are homebound, a daily visit, Monday through Thursday, from the home delivered meal drivers not only brightens their day, but also provides them with a nutritious lunch and the reassurance that they will be checked on. Our Senior Nutrition Program consists of home-delivered meals (meals on wheels), liquid meals, holiday meals, and 6 congregate meal sites that provide hot meals and socialization. Last year, over 274,000 meals were provided to seniors.
- Our In-Home Services Department provided over 46,000 units of service last year for seniors throughout the county. These services include personal care, homemaking, chores, home repairs, and resource advocacy.
- All four Senior Centers provide a place for seniors to socialize, enjoy a good meal, join in exercise classes, and participate in programs and activities. Some of the offerings include arts and crafts, Bingo, book club, dancing, cards, game night, pickleball, table tennis, yoga and much more. Join us today!
As the senior population of our area grows, so does our commitment and determination to meeting the needs of our resident seniors. Check out these and other helpful programs and services as well as all the fun activities occurring at our four Senior Centers.
It is the vision of the Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County, that all senior citizens of the County shall be able to live in their homes as long as possible, that the Agency may avail itself of all of the resources, public and private, needed to ensure that all seniors shall be able to receive those services and participate in those activities which will enhance their lives, and that no senior in the County will ever feel that he or she is alone.
The Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County is a private non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political organization which primarily coordinates programs that promote and safeguard the independence and well-being of the senior citizens (persons sixty years of age and older) of St. Clair County, of the State of Michigan by,
- Providing leadership, consultation, and assistance to interested individuals and/or groups who foster the well-being of the County’s senior citizens;
- Gathering, tabulating, and studying pertinent data relating to senior citizens;
- Disseminating information about services, activities, and programs affecting the social, economic, health, and housing needs of the aging;
- Cooperating and planning with existing governmental and private agencies in order to develop and make available needed resources for senior citizens throughout the County; and
- Providing relevant activities and needed services to all interested senior citizens of the County.
In addition, the Council on Aging may determine those services, activities, and programs which with appropriate and available funding, it could offer to qualified disabled citizens of the County.
ouncil on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County is a private, non-profit agency whose programs and services are funded all or in part by the following:
- St. Clair County Senior Services Millage
- Federal Older Americans Act and State of Michigan Older Michiganians Act and the Aging and Adult Services Agency through the Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) and Macomb Oakland Regional Center (MORC).
- Corporation for National and Community Service
- Michigan Department of Transportation
- The Generosity of Individuals and Organizations through Fundraisers, Memorials, and Donations
Board of Directors
Wladimir “Deem” E. Boldyreff
Dr. Ronaldo S. Balboa
First Vice President
Bonnie L. Landschoot
Second Vice President
Members at Large
Dr. Douglas Krause
Washington Life Center Advisory
Yale Senior Center Advisory
Capac Senior Center Advisory
Port Huron Senior Center Advisory