COVID-19: Reopening Guidelines

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally transformed our lives, yet it is still our mission to promote and safeguard the independence and well-being of individuals 60 years of age and older by providing services, information and support to residents of the county. Therefore, we are following a plan to reopen in stages. Through this process, we continue to follow the MI Safe Start guidelines, the guidelines and expectations set forth by the CDC, State Government, and Oceana County Department of Health. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (231) 873-4461.

While this page offers you a brief overview of the status of most of our Programs and Services, we kindly ask you to review the full Guidelines for additional information. Our full Reopening Guidelines can be downloaded on the bottom of this page.

Meals

We will continue to provide meals on a takeout basis or delivery for non-driving seniors, you can find our current takeout menu in our Calendar. The meals will be available for pickup starting at noon under the portico at the front of the building. Please stay in your car and your food will be brought to you. We kindly ask you to call at least one business day in advance to reserve a meal or to schedule a deliery.

We will announce the reopening of our dining room at a later date.

Transportation

The Oceana County Council on Aging Transportation has resumed services again. For the safety of all passengers and drivers, you are kindly asked to wear a mask while riding on our busses. Please call or contact the Transportation Office with any questions.

Homemaking

All in home services are being resumed again, with daily well checks prior to entering homes to ensure both parties are healthy.

Adult Day Service (Our Friends House)

We recently opened up Our Friends House at a new location (621 E. Main St, Hart). The Adult Day Service is currently open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Activities

Due to the changing season we won't have the option for outdoor Activities much longer. We will return to some limited indoor programs, to allow for proper cleaning in between programs. Please review our full Guidelines for detailed information on our various Activities. Any upcoming events will be made public in our online Calendar.