Commission on Aging

Update: 6/23/22:
The Beaver Island Commission on Aging Office will return to normal business and hours on Monday, 6/27/22.

Update: 6/20/22:
Unfortunately, due to a temporary staffing shortage, the Beaver Island Commission on Aging Office will be CLOSED & COA activities CANCELED until further notice.  
PLEASE CALL THE CHARLEVOIX COA OFFICE WITH ANY NEEDS 231-237-0103

We know how important the Boyne Center is to our aging adults so even with staffing issues we wanted to try to add some things we thought you would appreciate.  Just so you are aware, we had a person hired to start today, June 20 as the Site Coordinator, but she called and changed her mind at the last minute.  So we are once again starting from scratch in our search.

Boyne Area Center

The Boyne Center will be closed until further notice. Boyne will have curbside lunch pick-up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:30AM-12:30PM. We will have 3 in-person Wednesday Night Dinners in Boyne on July 27, August 31, & September 28. Dinner will be served from 5-6PM on these dates and doors will be open 4-6:30PM.  

 Boyne Seniors interested in Travel Club will need to sign up through the COA office at 237-0103.

 We will still be holding Foot Clinics on their regularly scheduled dates at the BASC.

 Reminder-As of today, No Wednesday curbside meals or Wednesday Night Dinners (except in-person dinner July 27, August 31, & September 28).  If you would like an extra meal to use for Wednesday, frozen meals are available on Tuesdays at curbside pick-up.

 We will be open for Veterans Socials in Boyne from 9:30AM-11:30AM on July 26, August 23, and September 27. Veterans attending the Socials may receive one free meal to-go at 11:30AM at the conclusion of the Veterans Social.

 Please Note-As staffing is added we will resume normal services. Updates will be sent out each Monday through handouts at meal time, on our webpage and through Facebook.

Charlevoix Center

Charlevoix Center will be open Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM with the exception of Wednesdays. Wednesdays the Center will be open 11AM-7PM. Lunch will be served Monday-Friday, 11:30AM-12:30PM. Only the cold alternative lunch is available on Wednesday in Charlevoix, there will be no hot lunch. Wednesday Night Dinner will be served 5PM-6PM.

East Jordan Center

East Jordan Center will be open Monday-Friday, 9AM-2PM with the exception of Wednesdays. Wednesdays the Center will be open 2PM-7PM, with Wednesday Night Dinner served, 5PM-6PM. Lunch will be served in person and also available for take-out, 11:30AM-12:30PM (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.). Reminder-Lunch is not served on
Wednesdays at the East Jordan Center, only Wednesday Night Dinners.

Home Delivered Meals
Home Delivered Meals will not be delivered on Wednesdays from June 1-September 28.  We will send out an extra frozen meal on Tuesdays to be used for Wednesdays. If you need assistance or will not be home to accept a meal, please call the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging at 231-237-0103.

Where Can I Get Information
The COA has a webpage on the Charlevoix County website-www.charlevoixcounty.org, Facebook and Instagram account, monthly Senior Highlights section of the Charlevoix County News the fourth week of the month, monthly education handouts and coming to the Center and listening to announcements before the meal are the best ways to keep up to date on what is happening at your Center.

Volunteering for the Commission On Aging (COA)
We are honored and thankful for the great group of volunteers who give their time and talent helping the COA and our aging community. Without these individuals we could not do what we do every day. If you are interested in getting involved, serving your community and volunteering please call Kevin at 231-237-0103. We have open positions for hostesses/hosts, kitchen help, home delivery meal drivers, and entertainment at all
locations.

Thank You for Your Patience
As we all know our area is struggling with staffing. Unfortunately, the Commission on Aging is not spared. Please have patience and kindness with us as we are all trying our very best and some of our employees are taking on additional duties. Thank you to everyone who is supporting us as we navigate this temporary time period of building our staff back up. 


We are Hiring 6/20/22

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! 6/20/22

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.

 
 

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.