Commission on Aging

Updated Charlevoix County Commission on Aging Community Mitigation Strategy June 2020 - 5/29/20 10am
REMINDER: ALL Charlevoix County Senior Centers are CLOSED to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. We will continue to serve seniors it will just look differently. Please find the attached information related to the updated community mitigation strategy for the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging related to COVID-19 in regards to programs and services offered by the Commission on Aging. This strategy is based on Governor Whitmer's Executive Order Extension, staffing availability and resources available to serve our aging adults and are in place until further notice.
Charlevoix County Commission on Aging Community Mitigation Strategy June 2020 

Special Additional Training for Covid-19
ServeSafe Training Certificate for Foodservice Delivery during Covid-19
ServeSafe Training Certificate for Foodservice Take Out during Covid-19

Exercise Resources:
Fall Prevention Exercises
Total Knee Exercises
Total Hip Exercises

5/1/2020:  "Teaching Technology to Older Adults During the Coronavirus Pandemic" here:
April 7, 2020 - May 12, 2020 from 7pm-8:30pm
Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Zoom Internet 6 Week Class
4/3/20 - Care Act Regarding Seniors - Gary Peters Publication 
3/26/20 - Virtual Activities to Avoid Loneliness and Isolation 
3/20/20 - 
3/16/20 - Covid-19 Tip Sheet for Older Adults

We are Hiring!

Job Description
Employer: Charlevoix County * 
Department: Commission on Aging, Charlevoix location 
Position: Senior Center Cook 
Classification: *Part Time, no weekends, $14.05


DUTIES: Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Cook who will work within our Charlevoix Senior Center. This position is Monday through Friday, daytime, and from May to September the Wednesday shift would be an evening dinner. This position is responsible for the daily preparation and cooking of the congregate and home delivered meals for Charlevoix residents.


QUALIFICATIONS: The right person needs have a positive perspective and love to work with seniors, and for seniors, on an independent basis. They should be outgoing, dependable, flexible and have effective communication skills. Previous experience in a commercial kitchen is preferred.


REQUIREMENTS: You must possess the physical abilities to lift and move up to 50 pounds maximum and transfer items to and from ovens, refrigeration/freezer, vehicles and/or dining and office facilities. Must maintain a valid driver's license.


ENVIRONMENT: Working in a commercial kitchen, you will routinely encounter high temperatures in and around ovens, dishwashing areas and other portions of the kitchen. You will be routinely entering/using walkin coolers/freezers as well. You will routinely have interactions with the senior citizens who are receiving meals.


APPLICATION: Applications are available for download from the Charlevoix County website “Employment Opportunities” page, and may submitted either via email or via mail to: Human Resources, 301 State St., Charlevoix, MI 49720.


Job Type: Part-time


Salary: $14.05 /hour

The mission of the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is to provide the highest quality senior services in partnership with the community.  We focus our efforts on advocacy and support for seniors and their caregivers by promoting health, wellness, and education to achieve a dignified and enriched quality of life.

Department Contact                                    

tn_coa_office_zoomedOffice Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: 231-237-0103
Fax:     231-237-0105

218 W. Garfield Avenue
Charlevoix , MI 49720

(share building with Health Dept)

Amy Wieland: Executive Director
Sheri Shepard
: Assistant Director
Theresa Graham: Office Manager
Sally Nye: Database Coordinator
Tracey Rupinski,RN,BA: Director of Health Care Services
Paul Tate: Food Services Manager
Kevin Clements: Senior Program Facilitator

What We Do:
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is your resource for highly qualified, professional services, programs and resource material including:  
Foot Care
Home Delivered Meals                     
                                                                           In- Home Health Services      
Senior Center Meals                                                                                                    In-Home Respite       
Senior Center Activities/Events/Education & Outreach                                        Personal Care Assistance   
Medicare/Medicaid Assistance planning                                                                Homemaker Program      
Health Care Service Clinics:
Blood Pressure Check, Hearing Check, Hearing Aid Cleaning and Repair, Etc.