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Crawford County Commission on Aging announcements for December 2022

Karaoke Christmas Party

Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging on Tuesday, December 13th at 12pm for a Karaoke and Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!  Break out your ugly Christmas sweater and warm up your singing voice for a fun time with friends at the COA!  Singing, snacks and ugly sweaters!  Who would want to miss this?

Foot Care Clinic

Monday, December 19th from 12:00-3:00pm. Appointments are provided by Comfort Keepers where a nurse will soak the feet, trim and file toenails, lotion feet, provide foot care tips, and inspect feet for injury and circulation. The cost of the service is $25. This payment must be made at the time of booking to secure the appointment. Please bring your own towels (2) and a foot basin to soak feet. The Foot Clinic takes place at the Crawford County Commission on Aging 308 Lawndale, Grayling. Call 989-348-7123 to make your appointment.

Support group for friends and caregivers providing help for patients with dementia.

This support group is designed to provide an outlet for caregivers to talk, share, get support, learn coping skills, and get education about these dementias. Conducted by trained facilitator, Sherry Haag, meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Brook of Grayling, 503 Rose St. at 11:00am. There is no charge to attend this group.

Chair Yoga class

Our Chair Yoga class will be every Wednesday at 11am at our New Senior Center! Chair Yoga is designed to provide choreography options that support the goals of increasing flexibility, range of motion, balance, and mind-body integration. In chair yoga, students practice poses while seated in a chair or use the chair for assistance in some standing poses. Those with chronic conditions, weight issues, past injuries, disabilities, or anyone looking for a gradual and gentle way to increase range of motion can all experience benefits from this practice.

People of all ages, levels, and physical conditions can start chair yoga practice without hesitation.

If you are interested in joining this class, the fee is $30/month per person, drop-ins $10, and there maybe scholarships available for people who cannot afford the cost

Medicare Meeting

Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging on Wednesday, December 14th at 10am via Zoom for a presentation that will help demystify the issues surrounding Medicare. Tammy Findlay, Advocacy & Resource Coordinator, will discuss the various parts of Medicare including what is covered or not covered, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans, and how Medicare recipients who have low income can get assistance paying for Prescription Drug Plans and the Medicare Part B premium. For more information, contact Tammy at tfindlay@crawfordcoa.org or (989) 348-7123.

Curbside Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 15th from 11:30am–1pm. On the menu will be Roast Beef, Au Gratin Potatoes, Venetian Blend Vegetables, and Chocolate Mint Pie for dessert. RSVP before the luncheon by calling (989) 348-7123. The cost of the luncheon is $6.00 for those under 60 and a suggested donation of $3.50 for those 60 years of age or older.

Looking to get involved?

2023 marks the 50th anniversary for the establishment of the Crawford County Commission on Aging. A lot has changed since then! During the next year, we will be celebrating in different ways and sharing stories from our history. Were you around when the COA started? We need to hear from you. Past employee, volunteer, or board member? Give us a call. Do you have any old pictures to share? Or maybe you don’t know anything about the COA but would like to interview people and write stories or help put scrapbooks together or plan a party. We are looking for people who would like to be involved in our 50th Anniversary. If interested, please call Alice Snyder at (989) 348-7123.

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