Recent COA News
COA Centers Remain Closed, Meals on Wheels Delivery Continues
Following Governor Whitmer's order to stay in place and stay safe, the COA offices will remain closed, including Enrichment Centers in Sturgis and Three Rivers. All activities and programs will be canceled at both centers. We do not have a date as to when our centers will re-open, but as soon as we do we will announce it on the radio, on our Facebook page and here on our website.
The COA will continue to provide Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors once per week and will deliver a week's supply of food at that time. We are doing this to minimize contact between our drivers and our seniors. Our senior citizens are a population that are at higher risk for more severe outcomes from contracting the Coronavirus. Please monitor media sources for the most up to date information on the status of COA services or contact us at 269-279-8083. While our staff will not be in the office we will be checking messages and will get back to everyone who leaves a message as soon as possible. The COA also has a Facebook page - you can find us by typing in SJCCOA.
COA Advisory Board Will Take Place But in a Virtual Format
The COA Advisory Board meeting set for Wednesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. will take place but to be safe we will be doing it using Zoom, which allows participants to join by using their phone, tablet or computer. If you would like to "attend" the meeting, please call COA Executive Director Tim Stoll at (269) 279-8083, Ext. 101 or you can email him at and he will provide you with details on how to join the meeting.
Support Groups May Not be Meeting, But Help is Still Available
The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group in Three Rivers meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. While we are not sure if the May meeting will take place you can still receive help over the phone or through a virtual meeting. Please contact Melanie Baird at or our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 with questions.
Our Kinship Care Support Group, which is for grandparents raising grandchildren, will not meet in May, however help is available. Just leave your name and number with COA Marketing Manager Ruth Mancina and she will make sure to pass your information on to the support group leader, Clark Fries. Ruth can be reached at (269) 279-8083, Ext. 108 or by email at
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