WEATHER CLOSINGS

Any announcements of the COA’s closure will be made on this website, local television stations and on our Facebook page. (learn more)

 

 

TAXES

The Cass County COA partners with the AARP Foundation to provide free tax assistance. We hope to begin scheduling appointments by mid to late February.

 

 

MEAL OPTIONS

Eating a well-balanced diet is necessary for health, functionality, and the ability to remain at home in the community. For older adults, good nutrition can help maintain physical and immune function, prevent and manage chronic disease, support mental wellbeing and recovery from ill-health.  As part of the Cass County COA’s mission to provide services and programs to assist individuals to age and live well with dignity and independence, we provide a number of options to help older adults get the meals and nourishment they need.

 

Meal options...


Congregate Meals

Nutritionally-balanced hot meals will be served in the dining rooms at the Lowe Center in Cassopolis and Front Street Crossing in Dowagiac.  

Cost: Free* for people 60 and older  & $6.00 for people under 60.  Due to restrictions from the funding source, all free meals need to be eaten in the dining room.

How to Get: Come to the Lowe Center or Front Street Crossing Monday - Friday between 11:45am and 1:00pm (except for holidays)

 

* Free (a $3.00 donation is suggested for those who are able) price is for Cass County residents that are 60 or older and will fill out a NAPIS / Nutrition Registration Form for nutrition reporting to the State of Michigan.


Meals on Wheels / Home Delivered Meals

Nutritionally-balanced hot meals delivered to your home by COA employees

Cost: $4.00 (meal) & $4.50 (meal + roll and milk)*

How to Get: Call the Care Services Department at (269) 445-8110 to set up home delivery or email adrienneg@casscoa.org

 

* $4.00 & $4.50 prices are for Cass County residents that are 60 or older and will fill out a NAPIS / Nutrition Registration Form for nutrition reporting to the State of Michigan.


Meals are funded in part by Region IV Area Agency on Aging and are served in partnership with Cass County COA and Senior Nutrition Services dba Meals on Wheels of Southwest Michigan​

 

NAPIS / Nutrition Registration Forms are required for nutrition reporting to the State of Michigan.  You can download a copy here, or we will have blank forms available.


 

 

Meals on Wheels

 


in the last year...

The COA has delivered over 14,600 Meals on Wheels to participants in Cass County, and our volunteer drivers have driven over 40,0000 miles to deliver those meals.

 

Meals on Wheels was one of the first programs established by the Cass County COA. For those who no longer drive, have a reduced appetite or find it hard to prepare a meal, eating right can be difficult.

 

Nutritionally balanced cold and hot meals are delivered to homebound seniors Monday through Friday. We service all of Cass County- Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg, Jones, Marcellus, Union, & Vandalia. Townships include Calvin, Howard, Jefferson, LaGrange, Mason, Milton, Newberg, Ontwa, Penn, Pokagon, Porter, Silver Creek, Volinia, & Wayne. Meals on Wheels drivers check to make sure the senior is not in need of any additional assistance.  Puree meals also are available with a doctor’s prescription.

 

The Cass County COA is proud of its many volunteers who coordinate with our professional kitchen staff to deliver hot, nutritious meals to those who request them. For many, the meal is made even more special because a smiling volunteer checks in on them daily.

 

 

Meals On Wheels Contact Information

For information please contact: adrienneg@casscoa.org
or call (269) 445-8110 and ask for Adrienne Glover, Director Community Living Support