By John Raffel
Missaukee County Commission on Aging Director Natalie Davis has been leading a heavy schedule of events recently at her COA facility.
“There are a couple of programs we’re collaborating on with the Missaukee Conservation district,” she said. “We’ll be doing some programs at the Lake City senior center and Merritt Golden Agers.”
The first one in April will be on composting. The dates are 12:30 p.m. on April 25 and the second date will be at 12:30 p.m. on April 27 at Merritt Golden Agers.
“We’re planning other programs at the senior citizen center over the next couple of months including a gardening workshop and a crafts program,” Davis said. “We have those two things coming.”
Coming up in April, going into May, the county COA will have Project Fresh. “That’s where we provide eligible seniors with our voucher book so they can go to local farmer markets or other participating providers for fresh fruits and vegetables.
“That will be coming up soon,” Davis said. “This is what’s shaping up within the next few weeks. We like to let people to know we’re still offering transportation for nonemergency medical appointments.”
Davis acknowledged that COA activity increases as the weather gets warmer.
“And our snowbirds come home,” she said, referring to residents who spend the winter in warmer climates. “Things definitely pick up. We’re looking forward to having everybody back.”