Ontonagon seeks Aging renewal

The Ontonagon County Commission on Aging will be seeking to renew its one half mil. (1/2) for a period of four years on the Aug. 7 ballot.

The Commission on Aging was established on December 10, 1975, by the Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners. The agency is designated to provide leadership, assistance and services to seniors countywide. In November of 1994, with the approval of the County Board, the first 1/2 mil. was approved. The millage is essential in maintaining and enhancing the in-home services funded by state and federal grants. Approximately one third of the services are covered by grant allocations.

At the present time, the agency provides services to approximately 100 older adults in Ontonagon County. Services include: Homemaker Aid, Home Care Assistance (Personal Care); and Respite Care. The agency operates two Adult Day programs in the county: Safe Harbor Adult Day Center in Ontonagon and Cozy Corner Adult Day Center in Ewen. In addition to these services, the agency provides a Medical Escort service which provides transportation to medical appointments within and outside the county for people 60 years and older. The agency also serves as an information and referral center.