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Address:  Calhoun County Office of Senior Services
 315 W. Green Street
 Marshall, MI 49068
Phone:   (269) 781-0846
Fax:   (269) 781-0770
Hours:   8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Dept. Head:   Carl A. Gibson Ph.D., Senior Services Director
Staff:
  Rodna Stealy, Senior Services Assistant
  Lora Stevens, Senior Services Assistant

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Calhoun County Senior Millage

Funding Services for Seniors

Calhoun County voters have provided funds through a senior millage levy. The senior millage was first passed in 1996, and then renewed in 2000, 2006, and 2010. The Calhoun County Board of commissioners designed the millage to be utilized for the purpose of providing funds for planning, coordinating, evaluating, and providing services to Calhoun County residents aged 60 and over. Annually, a request for proposal process determines what agencies and services will be funded. The funding provides for the needs of Calhoun County seniors that cannot be met by the resources of the individual, the senior’s family, volunteers, charitable organizations, or through state or federal programs.

The Senior Millage Allocation Committee (SMAC), comprised of 2 to 3 County Commissioners and Calhoun County residents, has been appointed by the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners to develop funding recommendations, identify seniors needs, and ensure that senior millage funding is being appropriately utilized by providers. Click here for more information.  The Office of Senior Services monitors providers, educates and informs the Allocation Committee, and advocates for needed services in the community. SMAC meetings are first Friday of every month except January and the public is welcome! 

Senior millage-funded programs are available to anyone living in Calhoun County who is aged 60 or older. Some programs have additional income and program requirements. Although all of the services are available free to Calhoun County residents, donations are appreciated and help extend what services can be provided. for more information about Senior Millage funded services or a presentation to your church or group, please contact the Office of Senior Services.
 

Click here to view the services that were approved by the Calhoun County Commission.

 

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Please call Senior Service's office at 269-781-0846 
for a copy of the brochure below or click on
Senior Services to view the PDF file on line
 

 

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2016 SENIOR SERVICES REVIEW                                                            By: Carl Gibson, Director

 The Senior Millage is a valued resource in Calhoun County that supports 13 different organizations and 17 unique programs among them. The three most important and most requested services are Meals (home-delivered and community congregate), county-wide senior transportation (non-medical and social), and dental services (basic hygiene to dental appliances). The County purposely works through local agencies to develop their capacity to meet needs rather than duplicate service infrastructures.
The Calhoun County Office of Senior Services, through a citizen advisory committee, provides management and funding recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. Popular special events again in 2016 included: Calhoun County Senior Fair at Marshall Schools each April Spring Break, with hundreds of seniors attending; Centenarian lunch in May honoring older adults age 99+ at Schuler’s Restaurant, recognizing 21 Centenarians attending; and Senior Day at the County Fair in August draws in hundreds for a luncheon, activities and entertainment. This Office co-sponsors, and has information displays, and grants funds for many other events and services throughout the county, such as the Oaklawn Hospitality Classic/health fair; Miles for Memories Alzheimer’s project; local food bank services; special community transportation grants; Talons Out Honor Flights; Bombers Baseball festivals, and Veterans Stand Down.
A long sought popular initiative is planting the foundation for an older adult services center in the Marshall region. The partnership of the County, Oaklawn Hospital, City of Marshall and Rgn 3B Area Agency on Aging is meeting with local citizens from the surrounding region to form a management and leadership structure. Similar to the Forks Senior Center in Albion, Senior Services expects this center to become an important outreach and educational resource in the center of Calhoun County. Look to Spring 2017 for its offering services and activity.

SENIOR MILLAGE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE MEETINGS

All meetings are held on the first Friday of the Month at 8:00am and the location is the Conference Room on the Garden Level of the County Building, Marshall, MI (unless otherwise specified).

2017

May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
September 1
October 6
November 3
December 1
 Please call Calhoun County Senior Services to verify location
at (269) 781-0846    
 
 

Agendas & Minutes

Friday, April 28, 2017
March 3, 2017 SMAC Meeting Minutes
Minute

Thursday, March 16, 2017
February 10, 2017 SMAC Meeting Minutes
Minute

Thursday, March 16, 2017
January 20, 2017 SMAC Meeting Minutes
Minute

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Application for Appointment


Senior Millage Allocation Committee Application (select from list)
   
                                                                     
 
 
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