Department on Aging

Beth Eurich, LBSW - Director
Barb Kraycsir, RDN - Nutrition Services Manager
Debbie Keyes - Program/Event Manager
Jessica Somerlott, LBSW - Senior Services Manager

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 202
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4100
Fax: (989) 895-4094
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049
Toll-free: 1-877-229-9960
divonaging@baycounty.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are your
senior resource
for Bay County


 


~ Important Announcements~


Department on Aging Quarterly Report January - March 2017 

 Making Sense of Memory Loss - A guide to community resources for people with memory loss in Bay County.

Medicare Part D Clinics - For our Northern Bay County residents 60 years and older, we will be hosting clinics at the Pinconning Library.  These clinics will be on every other Thursday starting October 19 thru November 30, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Pinconning Library, 218 Kaiser St., Pinconning. 

To schedule an appointment, please call the Department on Aging at 989-895-4100 or toll free at 1-877-229-9960.

THESE ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The following information must accompany you at time of appointment:

*list of current medications and dosages

*Medicare Care (red, white and blue)

*letter from current Prescription Drug Company (if there are any changes to current plan)

If you are under 60 and need assistance with selecting Part D Plan, or you are unable to attend on of our clinics, please call MMAP Central at 1-800-803-7174. 

 The Secrets of Aging Well - Live long and prosper is something we all want to achieve especially as we age.  The Web MD article talks about ways you can fight off Father Time.The Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most comprehensive examinations of aging ever conducted have sited six bullet points to help realize the secret of aging well. continue the storySource: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/secrets-of-aging-well

Become a Department on Aging Volunteer ~ you choose the program and how often you want to give of your time and talent.  We utilize volunteers to help carry out our mission of maintaining independence, offering social opportunities and enhancing quality of life to our Bay County Seniors who need the assistance.  Our volunteer core play an enormous effort in achieving that goal.   Volunteering has surprising benefits to make it a win-win situation.  http://www.helpguide.org/articles/work-career/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm.  For more information on  how you can become a volunteer call the main office at 895-4100.  Currently in great need of Food Commodities Distributors - once a month deliver a box of food to homebound seniors.

Elder Abuse:Over 50? Mistreated? Help is available. Call the Bay County Department on Aging at 989-895-4100 for information and to learn about available services. If you suspect abuse, call 1-855-444-3911 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Take the quiz and learn more.

Guidelines for Out of Home Placement

 

~ Current Programs and Event Information ~

 

 Quick Links 

 

funding sources
Community Based
Services

 

in home caregiver training program
Home Based
Services

 

special events
Caregiver
Services

Education, Support & Health

Case Management

Caregiver Education

Senior Activity Centers

Home Delivered Meals

 

Special Events

Homemaking

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Personal Care


 

 

 

 


 

 

Other Information of Interest

 

 

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging

Region VII Area Agency on Aging 


 

Lakeshore Legal Aid

Mental Health Services

Do Not Call List ~ Information

Golden Horizons

BAY Alerts
  Emergency Messaging Notification System

 

Bay County Department on Aging Mission
Bay County Department on Aging is dedicated to providing continued opportunities for the community's older adults by maintaining independence, offering social opportunities, and enhancing their lives through quality services in a cost-effective manner.