Connecting seniors with resources and needed services in their communities.
Office staff is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday,
to handle questions regarding services for senior citizens in Manistee County.
Please call (231) 723-6477 for more information.
Senior citizens bring with them a lifetime of experiences that are invaluable to solving today's complex problems. Clearly, the contribution of the senior population in Manistee County alone deserves the continuing support of the entire community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. There’s something for everyone!
Volunteer Form Click Here.
Senior Nutrition Program Volunteer Form Click Here.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Call for more information - 231-723-6477
Senior Nutrition Program
SNP Volunteer Form Click here.
SNP Volunteer FAQ Click Here.
Senior Meals to your home or at a luncheon site around the county. If you are having trouble getting to the store and making yourself healthy meals, let us help. Hot and nutritious home delivered meals are available to most parts of Manistee County Monday–Friday along with frozen meals for the weekends. If you are able to get out and about and would like to eat with others, please check out one of our luncheon sites. All meals are well-balanced, healthy and designed to be your largest meal of the day.
Every Manistee County resident over the age of 60 is eligible to participate in the Senior Nutrition Program.
Anyone unable to leave their home under normal circumstances, shop for food, or cook for themselves is eligible to receive seven (7) home delivered meals per week—a combination of hot and frozen depending on location.
All others over the age of 60 are eligible to attend a Senior Luncheon Site, which operate around the county. Reservations are required by noon the day before. Call 231-723-6477 to reserve a spot.
Cost and Donations
The Senior Nutrition Program is a free service, funded by a Manistee County millage, a grant from MDHHS and client donations. For those willing and able to donate, the suggested contribution amount per meal is $3. All contributions go toward providing more meals to our community.
About the Food
All Senior Nutrition Program meals are prepared at the Manistee Area Public Schools and are designed to meet seniors’ unique nutritional needs and preferences. Each meal includes a protein rich entrée, two servings of vegetables, one servings of fruit, one side of bread, roll or biscuit and a half pint of 2%, chocolate or skim milk. Strict therapeutic diets may not be feasible to accommodate. However, low-carb and reduced sodium meals are available and some other accommodations may be made. Call the office to find out if we can accommodate your specific needs.
Get Started Now
Call 231-723-6477 x 216 to sign up. The registration process takes about 20 minutes over the phone.
Healthy Senior Forms
Walking & Pickle Ball Application Click Here.
Health & Fitness application Click Here.
Pool Pass application Click Here.
The Senior Center offers “scholarships” to help fund healthy activities. Activities such as yoga, swimming programs through the MRA and quarterly swim passes at the Paine Aquatic Center, and memberships to the Manistee Health and Recreation are eligible. The program does have income restrictions. Click Here to see eligibility form.
Senior Services Reimbursement Program - Chore Services
Reference Sheet Click Here.
2023 Change Form Click Here.
The Manistee County Council on Aging Board of Directors voted unanimously in November 2016 to revise the Senior Services Reimbursement program. The board decided that the MCCOA will reimburse Manistee County senior citizens (those 60 and older) up to $40 monthly in TOTAL for any homemaker, chore, transportation, help with shopping and other services that seniors obtain on their own from their own suppliers. The intent of the program is to reimburse services that keep seniors independent and in their own homes. The program will be made available to all Manistee County residents age 60 years or older, with income restrictions. The program changes took place in January, 2017.
MCCOA will reimburse paid receipts. Bills will be reimbursed according to the date the work was performed, so if the work was performed in August, the receipt will count towards a household's $40 August allotment. If work was performed in September, the receipt counts toward September. The $40 allotment is not lost if a receipt is not turned in during the same month the work was performed. For instance, a receipt for work performed in one month can still be turned in the next month and will count towards the previous month's $40. All receipts/bills must be submitted within 30 days of service.
Mail or bring a copy of a paid receipt to the Manistee Senior Center at 260 St. Mary’s Pkwy, Manistee.
Receipts should include the following information:
• The senior's name, telephone number and date of birth;
• Date the work was performed
• Amount the senior paid the service provider
• Type of service (lawn, house cleaning, transportation, help with shopping, etc.) and signature of service provider.
Reimbursement requests will be processed on a first-in, first-out basis, and checks will be sent out by mail twice a month. Expect approximately a two-week delay between submission of receipts and mailing of checks. Only paid bills will be reimbursed.
MCCOA will make a limited referral list available to seniors who are unable to find help with chores on their own. Seniors are NOT required to select contractors off this list. They are able to select the contractors they wish to employ. The board has decided that these service contractors can include family members.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Manistee County Council on Aging at (231)723-6477 or write a letter to the MCCOA Senior Reimbursement Program and send it to 260 St. Mary’s Parkway, Manistee MI 49660.
SERVICES NOT COVERED Include, but are not limited to:
• Plumbing repairs/service
• Carpet cleaning
• Heating/ A/C repairs/service
• Electrical repairs/service
• Personal/home care
• Auto repairs
• Any services provided while senior is not living at home (i.e. at medical care, hospital, winter home, etc.)
• Lawn mower/tractor repairs
• Gas money for self-transportation
Adult Foster Care Homes & Assisted Living
Information on adult foster care homes and assisted living in Manistee County
Manistee Resources List Click Here.
Adult Foster Care Out County
Information on adult foster care homes and assisted living in Manistee County
Out County Resources List Click Here.
Home Health Services
Services in Manistee County that provide support to seniors to help them remain independent and in their own homes
Home Health Resources List Click Here.
Lifeline and medical monitoring companies serving the Manistee area with landline and GPS/WiFi Capabilities
Lifeline Referrals Click Here.
The Manistee County Council on Aging does not endorse or recommend any of the businesses listed on these pages. The qualifications of the individual businesses have NOT been reviewed by the Manistee County Council on Aging.
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