Recent COA News

COA to Host Open Mic Nights with the Balk Brothers
The COA is hosting its first ever open mic night with Billy Balk, Brad Balk and Friends on Monday, June 21st at the Sturgis Enrichment Center, 306 N. Franks. The event will take place on the back patio from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. and we are offering a picnic box dinner for COA members. You must be a member to receive the picnic box. Please sign up for the dinner no later than June 15th. Milk will be served with dinner but you are welcome to bring your own refreshment. Please bring your own chair.

We'll have another Open Mic Night with the Balk Brothers on Tuesday, June 29th at the Three Rivers Enrichment Center, 1200 W. Broadway, again from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the back of the building - southwest corner. Again, if you would like a picnic box dinner, you must sign up by June 15th. These are going to be fun evenings of music and laughter, so please make plans to attend. Both events will take place indoors if the weather is bad.

If you are not a COA member and would like a dinner, just let us know and we can bring a membership form to the event. Anyone 60 or older can join the COA or you can join if you are married to someone 60 or older. It's free and we have so many great things to offer older adults living in St. Joseph County.

COA Hires Kelley ast Life Enrichment Coordinator
Alex Kelley - a familiar face to many in the COA Community - has been named the new Life Enrichment Coordinator. Alex has worked as the receptionist in Sturgis since May 2018. As Life Enrichment Coordinator, Alex will be responsible for planning and implementing activities at both our enrichment centers. Congratulations Alex!

The COA is still looking to fill a few more positions, so if you or you know of someone who might be interested, please visit the St. Joseph County website by clicking HERE.

We are looking for In-Home Aides, a Chore Worker, and substitute Meals on Wheels Drivers. The COA is a great place to work and it is rewarding to work in an environment that is dedicated to helping senior citizens stay healthy and independent. For more information, please call the COA at 279-8083, or stop by either center in Three Rivers or Sturgis to pick up a job application.

Exercise Classes at the COA
Did you know that each week we offer nearly 30 opportunities to come to the COA and exercise? We have everything from line dancing to chair yoga to cardio drumming. Click HERE for a complete list of our exercise classes and when and where they are offered. If you need more information please all the COA. You must be a member to participate, but it's free to join and membership is open to anyone living in St. Joseph County 60 years or older or married to someone 60 or older.
Join in on the fun - good for your heart AND your spirit!

COA Board Member Takes on Beautification Project
Be a part of the COA Art Beautification Project! COA Board Member Sarah Apwisch is spearheading an effort at the Rivers Enrichment Center to adorn the walls with donated art work. The COA also plans to offer an art project for its members at both its centers in Sturgis and Three Rivers. The goal is to display their collective efforts at the centers. If you want to donate to the project, either with artwork or monetary donations for paint supplies for the seniors' art classes, the mural, or frames for the artwork, please contact Sarah at (269) 535-6695. The project was featured in the Three Rivers Commercial News. Click HERE to read the article.

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