Commission on Aging

Due to staffing shortages the Boyne Area Senior Center will have limited activities.  The Boyne Area Senior Center will also be CLOSED May 9 & 10 to redo the kitchen floors.  Seniors are invited to attend the East Jordan Senior Center or the Charlevoix Senior Center those dates.

We are Hiring 5/10/22

Employer:  Charlevoix County 
Position: Charlevoix Senior Center Cook 
Department: Commission on Aging P
Pay Range:  Part time $15.19 to start

OVERVIEW of Position and Duties: Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Charlevoix Senior Center Cook.  This position is Monday through Friday, 8a-1:30p for 25 hours a week.  No Weekends, no evenings but will need to work Wednesday evenings April through September until 7p.  This position is responsible for the daily Charlevoix Senior Center meals based in the Charlevoix Senior Center.  Routine duties include assisting with daily meal preparation for congregate and home delivered meals, assisting with meal services such as packaging or serving as needed, and daily cleaning of the kitchen.  The right person needs to love to work with seniors, and for seniors, on an independent basis.  They should be creative, positive, outgoing, dependable, flexible.

This job posting is presented as an overview and should not be considered all-inclusive.  A full job description is available upon request or at the time of interview.

MANDATORY Requirements:
Must possess the physical abilities to lift a maximum of 50 pounds and transfer items to and from vehicles and/or dining and office facilities. 
Strong positive communication skills.
Must possess a valid driver’s license to travel from one location to the other.

Environment:

This position is based in a climate-controlled office building atmosphere, with various locations including a gymnasium, senior center, commercial kitchen and multiple offices

How to Apply:  Applications are available for download from the Charlevoix County website “Employment Opportunities” page, and need to be submitted by either via email to administration@charlevoixcounty.org, or via mail to:  Human Resources, 13513 Division Avenue, Charlevoix, MI  49720.  Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WE ARE HIRING! 4/19/22

Employer:  Charlevoix County 
Position: Boyne Area Senior Center Site Coordinator
Department: Commission on Aging
Pay Range: Part time $15.19 to start per Hour

OVERVIEW of Position and Duties:
Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a Part-Time Site Coordinator for the Boyne Area Senior Center.  This position is Monday through Friday, 9:30a-2p for 25 hours a week.  No holidays or weekends.  One-week night 2p-7p, on Wednesdays, per month will be required May through September.  This position is responsible for the coordination of services and activities on behalf of the Commission on Aging and reports to the Assistant Director of the Commission on Aging. The incumbent is responsible in assisting the Commission on Aging in providing coordination of programs, activities, events, educational opportunities and facilities management for the Commission on Aging, and is responsible for the day to day facilitation of services and activities in the senior center. The right person needs have a positive perspective and love to work with seniors, and for seniors, on an independent basis.  They should be creative, outgoing, dependable, flexible, and have basic computer skills.  Must be able to answer phones, and multi-task.

 This job posting is presented as an overview and should not be considered all-inclusive.  A full job description is available upon request or at the time of interview.

MANDATORY Requirements:
A valid Michigan driver's license
Valid vehicle insurance
Strong positive communication skills
Strong time management skills
You must possess the physical abilities to lift a maximum of 50 pounds and transfer items to and from vehicles and/or dining and office facilities. 

 Environment:
Multiroom Senior Center with a Commercial Kitchen.

How to Apply:  Applications are available for download from the Charlevoix County website “Employment Opportunities” page, and need to be submitted by Friday, May 6, 2022 either via email to administration@charlevoixcounty.org, or via mail to:  Human Resources, 13513 Division Avenue., Charlevoix, MI  49720.  Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

3/9/22 - IMPORTANT UPDATE

We are so excited to share that we will be REOPENING ALL of the Charlevoix County Senior Centers to the public on March 21, 2022 for our regular senior services INCLUDING DINING IN!
 
Masks will be recommended but not mandatory.
 
We will continue to ask that those not feeling well or who are sick to please NOT come into the Senior Centers & if you do, please know you will be asked to leave to protect our Aging Adults and the Staff who serve you!
 
This decision was not made lightly and has the FULL support of the Charlevoix County Commissioners. Things that were taken under consideration to open were:
• MDHHS has rescinded the Mask Requirement for most indoor gatherings with a few exceptions
• The HDNW has rescinded the Mask Mandate in Schools
• Munson Healthcare has moved to Orange Pandemic Response Levels
• Only 20 Counties in MI are in the red right now.
• The Emergency Public Health Act ends on 4/16/22.
• According to the CDC on 3/8/22: Our Regional and County Positivity rates are quickly declining. Charlevoix County has gone from Red High Risk to Orange Substantial Risk. Charlevoix County 7 day positivity rate is down to 3.29% which is close to where we opened in July 2021. Deaths rates are down 100%. The % of the population greater than 65 years that is fully vaccinated is 87.4%. The % of the population greater than 65 years that is fully vaccinated with a booster is 77.4%.
 
Curbside will end on March 18, 2022, but there will be Take Out available for those not wanting to dine in.
 
We will gradually be adding all other activities and entertainment back and plan to start Wednesday Night dinners June 1, 2022. Please contact your Site Coordinators for things you would like to see added or brought back.
 
Please do not ask why we are not opening earlier. This date is the earliest we can do considering we have been closed for 2 years and we want to make sure that your experience with us is at the highest standard.

 
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

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                                    

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

Location:
13513 Division Street
Charlevoix, MI  49720
(In the Charlevoix County Shirley Roloff Building)

Office:
                                                                                                                                                           
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

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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.