Project Lifesaver: The Cold Truth

The cold of winter is harsh – especially if you’re not prepared for it. But every year vulnerable people wander into the cold and many times the story turns tragic.   Project Lifesaver is intended to save lives by decreasing the amount of time it takes to find someone who wanders away from safety.... (read more)

 


 

Uphill Battle

During the holidays it seems like we are faced with endless opportunities to gorge ourselves. We go to all those holiday parties and get-togethers and eat one too many cookies, candies, or desserts, or maybe one too many drinks. Then once January comes rolling around we are kicking ourselves for... (read more)

 


 

Take precautions during severe winter weather

Winter months often provide some of the most beautiful outdoor scenes, but winter is also unpredictable. Winter storms can occur quickly and without warning, causing power outages, stranding people in their homes or cars, and creating unsafe driving and walking conditions.   Seniors and people with... (read more)

 


 

Peg Cook and her daughter, Annette Ilowiecki

Writing Their Dream

Walking through the doors of the Cass County COA was a lifechanging event for Peg Cook and her daughter, Annette Ilowiecki. Their shared passion for creative writing found a home with the Stormy Night Writer’s Society, a group that meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Lowe... (read more)

 


 

soup can exercises

Soup Can Exercises

With the holidays coming up and winter right around the corner, exercise could be furthest from your mind. You might be telling yourself, “there isn’t time to exercise,” or “I can’t stay active because I can’t go outside.” Well, did you know that you could stay active all year long by simply... (read more)

 


 

Medicare Open Enrollment Continues

The Cass County COA is taking appointments for anyone with questions for the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Drug Plan open enrollment period, which runs through December 7. This is the time for those in the plan to change or cancel drug coverage for 2020.   Anyone wishing to receive assistance... (read more)

 


 

Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day is November 11 and is an official United States public holiday that honors military veterans who have served in the United States Armed forces. It coincides with other holidays celebrated in other countries, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, that mark the anniversary of the... (read more)

 


 

Medicare Open Enrollment Help

The Cass County COA is taking appointments for anyone with questions for the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Drug Plan open enrollment period, which runs October 15 through December 7. This is the time for those in the plan to change or cancel drug coverage for 2020.   If you’re in a Medicare... (read more)

 


 

Physical Exercise and Mental Health

In countries across the globe, including the United States, anxiety and depression have reached peak heights that previously have not been seen. There are a variety of contributing factors that go along with “modern life,” such as social isolation, poor diets, and a focus on money and image. One... (read more)

 


 

Are You Ready for Flu Season?

Flu shots are recommended by healthcare professionals for anyone over age 50, younger than age five, and anyone who cares for or is in close contact with people of those ages.   The Van Buren/Cass Health Department is offering adult flu shots at three convenient locations throughout the area.... (read more)

 


 

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