See what events, activities are happening at the Wagoner Community Center the week of November 7th.

MANISTEE COUNTY – The Manistee County Council on Aging is set to host a number of events and other activities aimed at keeping senior residents healthy, happy and active.

Here’s a list of what’s planned for the week of November 7 and beyond.

Christmas gifts for the housebound

The Manistee County Council on Aging is accepting monetary donations to help fund the Christmas gift for home program. If you know of homebound and isolated seniors in Manistee County, call the senior center so they can be added to a list of potential recipients for a Christmas gift basket. The center is looking for isolated seniors who are housebound and living alone for this program. Call 231-723-6477.

Monday: Stuffed green peppers, candied tomatoes, asparagus, sliced ​​pears, roll

Tuesday: Chicken cordon bleu, garlic mashed potatoes, hubbard squash, cinnamon apple slices, bread roll (meals delivered to your home, no group meals in Manistee or Wellston)

Wednesday: Chili, fiesta corn, butter beans, fruit cocktail, cornbread muffin

Thursday: Sliced ​​ham, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, pineapple pieces, roll

Friday: Sloppy Joe on a bun, baked beans, diced baked potatoes, banana

Menus are subject to change.

List of chore providers

The Manistee County Council on Aging maintains a list of chores providers that is sent to seniors in need of assistance. The roster currently needs people who shovel driveways and driveways, clear snow, do yard work, provide transportation. If you would like to be on our list of chores providers, call the senior center at 231-723-6477.

Group meals

The Wagoner Community Center catering site serves lunch Monday through Friday at noon. Call and reserve your lunch before noon the night before.

The Wellston Catering Site serves lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Farr Center Onekama meal site distributes meals Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.

The Marilla Meals Site serves lunches on Wednesdays at noon, and the Pleasant Valley Community Center in Arcadia serves meals on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m.

The Maple Grove Township Food Site serves meals on Thursdays at noon.

The menu is subject to change, as some food shortages may affect the kitchen.

food Bank

The Senior Center Food Bank takes place on the third Friday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. Manistee County seniors age 60 and older can participate. If you are picking up for another senior, make sure you have a power of attorney note, along with their name, address, date of birth, and household information.

Cash and non-perishable food donations are always appreciated.

The next food bank will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on November 18 at 260 St. Mary’s Parkway.

Emergency food aid

If you are a senior in Manistee County and need emergency food assistance, call the Senior Center at 231-723-6477 and speak to a staff member. We have an emergency food pantry that we use to help prevent food insecurity for our elderly population during these times.

Senior Refund Program

The MCCOA has a program designed to help seniors stay independent by reimbursing eligible expenses. If you are a senior in Manistee County, you could be reimbursed for payments you made for house cleaning, yard work, and snow removal services. For current Seniors Reimbursement Program clients, all receipts must be current and no older than 30 days. Income conditions apply. New customers must complete a registration form.

Mail all receipts to 260 St. Mary’s Parkway, Manistee MI 49660. Call the Senior Center at 231-723-6477 ext. 214, for more information. Once a senior has moved out of their home, they are no longer eligible for the reimbursement program.

Exercise Opportunities

Sit down and get fit Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Wagoner Community Center, and Monday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Farr Center in Onekama.

Chair yoga classes, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Indoor walking group, during opening hours, Monday to Friday. Gentle yoga is at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. All classes are free for all seniors and donations are accepted for those under 60.

Dementia Support Group

The Dementia Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of the month. The group is a friendly and supportive gathering for caregivers, family members, or anyone interested in learning more about and supporting our community of older people with dementia.

The next meeting will be at 3:00 p.m. on November 10. Contact Jacki Krolczyk at 231-883-1341 for more information.

Parkinson’s support group

The Parkinson Support Group meets at 11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

The next support group meeting will be November 17 at the Wagoner Community Center. Call Marcia Holbrook at 614-937-4442 for more information. There are no meetings in January or February.

Medication management program

The Manistee County Council on Aging has launched a medication management program. Feel free to call with your questions, 231-723-6477.

Events to come

November 7

• 9:00 a.m. Veterans Affairs Officer on site

• 1 p.m. Pinochle

• 1 p.m. Mah Jongg

November 8

• All activities canceled (election day, closed center)

November 9

• 9 a.m. Presentation of palliative care/hospices

• 10:30 a.m. TOPS

• 10:30 a.m. Eyewear clinic

• White Elephant Bingo at 11:00 a.m.

• 1 p.m. American Sign Language

November 10

• 10:00 a.m.

• 1pm Chess

• 1:00 p.m. Gentle yoga

November 11th

• 1 p.m. Euchre

Jill E. Washington