Recent COA News
Update on COVID-19 Vaccine
We encourage all seniors to visit the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph County Community Health Agency website for up-to-the-minute news about the COVID-19 vaccine and how you can register to receive the vaccine. The website is

As the registraton process is only online, please reach out to a friend, neighbor or family member to help you register. If you absolutely do not have anyone to help you, or you do not have access to a computer, you can call the health department at 517-278-2538.

COA To Remain Closed for Group Activities
The COA is open to purchase restaurant tickets, for membership needs, for single-use of our fitness rooms, but is closed for all group activities, including exercise classes. This is in compliance with the most recent order from the state of Michigan. We are continuing to offer exercise classes virtually on our Facebook page, our YouTube channel and on Zoom. Click HERE to see the schedule of virtual exercise classes. If you need help navigating Facebook, Zoom or YouTube, please give us a call at 279-8083 and a staff member will be happy to help.

AARP Tax Aide Not Providing In-Person Tax Preparation
The AARP Foundation Tax Aide will not be doing in-person tax preparation this year at our COA Enrichment Centers. If anything changes, we will immediately post that information on this page and on our Facebook page. If you would like more information, please call the AARP Foundation Tax Aide at 888-687-2277 or visit the AARP Foundation Tax Aide website at AARP Tax Aide

COA Welcomes New Executive Director
The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is pleased to announce that Pamela Riley, Au.D., is the new Executive Director of the COA. Ms. Riley, a Centreville resident, brings a wealth of business acumen to the COA as a former CEO of a medical-based audiology private practice. With Ms. Riley’s leadership, the practice grew from two to seven private audiology clinics in Michigan and Indiana. Her more than two decades of expertise in financial oversight, public relations, personnel and program management are a perfect fit for the Commission on Aging as it continues to serve as the primary resource for senior citizens in St. Joseph County to help them maintain independence and healthy lifestyles. Ms. Riley started her new position on Monday, January 4 and will split her time between our Enrichment Centers in Three Rivers and Sturgis.

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