Music is a powerful force in life, it is born from creativity and inspires, motivates and makes us feel. It may come as no surprise to you that listening to music energizes your brain, making it quite literally light up as new neural patterns are engaged as you listen to Africa by Toto. Because of…

For many families, the holidays actually DO mean a trip to grandmother’s house, as celebrated in the traditional song.  Whether the trip is to Grandma’s or to another elderly family member or friend, Tri-County Office on Aging wants to remind travelers their visit is also an opportunity to watch for signs of elder abuse or…

Medicare open enrollment is just around the corner, it begins October 15th and runs until December 7th.  Open Enrollment is the time of year when current or newly-eligible Medicare beneficiaries, including people with original Medicare, can review their current Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plans, compare the plans to other options, and choose the plans…

TCOA’s mission is to promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population. This mission is at the core of all programs and services the agency provides in its service area and the foundation of the agency’s 2017-2019 Multi-Year Plan. The priorities identified in this Plan were developed with input from consumers, Board…

Diabetes-PATH is a FREE workshop for anyone struggling with diabetes. Participants learn basic information about diabetes, management of blood sugars, healthy eating, label reading and practice menu planning. It also addresses effects of stress and positive ways to deal with it, how to choose appropriate exercise for fitness and safety, proper skin and foot care…

Creating Confident Caregivers® is a free class for caregivers of persons with dementia offered by the Tri-County Office on Aging.  The program provides persons caring for a loved one with dementia at home with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase effective caregiving skills.  Two-hour sessions, led by dementia-care specialists, are held once…

Medicare open enrollment is just around the corner, it begins October 15th and runs until December 7th. Open Enrollment is the time of year when current or newly-eligible Medicare beneficiaries, including people with original Medicare, can review their current Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plans, compare the plans to other options, and choose the plans…

Tri-County Office on Aging has had the honor of serving Meals on Wheels to the aging population in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties since 1976.   Demand has been steadily increasing at a rate of 12% per year for several years now.  Increase in demand for service from our most vulnerable citizens, places us in a…

June 15 each year is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This is a day set aside to remember and honor victims of elder abuse. Fortunately, for those living in the Greater Lansing Area, there are many organizations concerned about elder abuse EVERY DAY. Everyone deserves to feel safe. Unfortunately, 1 in 10 Americans over age…

Did you know that May is Older Americans Month? In April of 1963 President Kennedy signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring May as “Senior Citizens Month”. At that time very few programs existed to assist older adults and nearly one-third lived in poverty and President Kennedy created Senior Citizens Month helped to bring attention to these…

Tri-County Office on Aging (TCOA) was founded in 1974 as the Area Agency on Aging serving Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties and the cities of Lansing and East Lansing, with a mission to promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population.  This is accomplished by connecting individuals with resources and providing over…