Our History


The Missaukee county Commission on Aging first began serving the seniors of the county on October 1, 1998.  The agency was, and continues to be funded through a county-wide millage.

For the next 16 years, we operated as a separate governmental entity through an inter-government agreement with Missaukee County.  A Board of Directors, its members from the county at large, provided oversight to the agency.  As of October 1, 2017, the Commission on Aging will operate as a non-profit under contract with the County to provide senior services and receive millage funds.

With over 20 providers, we serve almost 300 clients in their homes; providing homemaking, personal care, and respite.  Additional clients receive foot care and assistance with their medication.  We staff two nurses – a registered nurse and a licensed practical nurse.  We have adopted as our mission,”…to keep the seniors of our county safe and independent in their homes through education, advocacy, and services.”

Through other programs, we are able to reach many more Missaukee County seniors.  We will assist over 200 seniors with their Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and almost 150 clients will have snow removal services through the COA.  With a Michigan Department of Transportation Grant, our volunteer drivers cover nearly 40,000 miles a year taking seniors to medical appointments.

Our vision for the future is to continue to expand our services to meet the needs of the ever increasing senior population.  The programs will be dynamic to meet the ever changing needs of a new generation of older adults.

We will continue to provide all services with compassion and professionalism in following our mission of keeping the seniors of our county safe and independent in their homes through education, advocacy, and services.

It is our honor to do this for our seniors.

OUR TEAM

Eric
Executive Director
What are three things that describe you?
1) Caring 2) Hardworking 3) Motivated
What is the best advice you have ever received?
"Work hard, play hard, be respectful and never be afraid of change. Change is the only way the world makes progress."
What is your favorite thing about working for the MCCOA?
"Watching the transition as the MCCOA develops a positive, interactive and community focused culture that embraces and supports the needs and opportunities of the seniors in Missaukee County."
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Brenda
Supervisor of Home Care Services
What are three things that describe you?
1) Honest 2) Dependable 3) Blessed
What is the best advice you have ever received?
"Be careful what you wish for"
What is your favorite thing about working for the MCCOA?
"Serving my community and serving my favorite group of people."
Teri
Staff Nurse
What are three things that describe you?
1) Fun 2) Hardworking 3) Honest
What is the best advice you have ever received?
"Follow you first instinct."
What is your favorite thing about working for the MCCOA?
"The people I serve."
Holly
Office Manager
What are three things that describe you?
1) Honest 2) Happy 3) Determined
What is the best advice you have ever received?
"Never leave mad, always say I love you before you leave."
What is your favorite thing about working for the MCCOA?
"Helping people"
Shannon
Support Services Manager
What are three things that describe you?
1) Family 2) Compassion 3) Eagerness to help
What is the best advice you have ever received?
"always lead with your heart and help those less fortunate"
What is your favorite thing about working for the MCCOA?
"My favorite past of working at the MCCOA is the people I meet and the stories I hear."

Board of Directors


Pat Smith
Chairman

 

Jim Prehn
Secretary

 

Ginny Keelean
Vice-Chair

 

Wendy Musselman-Prehn
Member

 

 

 


Marcia Zimmerman
Treasurer

 

Bill Mosher
Member

 

Star Hughston
County Board of Commissioners