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
Toll-free: 1-877-229-9960

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.

Lakeshore Legal Aid
Counsel & Advocacy Law Line
Toll Free: 1-888-783-8190 

Lakeshore Legal Aid offers legal advice to Seniors 60 years and over.  There is no client income eligibility requirement for service under this grant.  If an appointment is scheduled an Attorney from the agency comes to the Department on Aging main office, 515 Center Avenue, Bay City, Michigan, 48708, the first and third Wednesday of the month by appointment only. 

The Michigan Legislature has prepared and distributes a handbook to assist persons to prepare a Michigan statutory Will and Advance Directives for Health Care.  This handbook facilitates making and organizing most necessary documents, including personal records, medical and prescription records, organ donations, as well as a Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care matters (POA).  The handbook is titled Planning Your Peace of Mind. The office of your local state representative or state senator can provide you with free copies upon request. 

If any senior has trouble using or filling in the Michigan statutory Will handbook, they may also call the Lakeshore Legal aid attorney hot line at 1-888-783-8190.