Briefs 09.24.2020

Aerobic Drumming class offered via Zoom
Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center for Aerobic Drumming classes via Zoom on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. All classes will feature modifications to accommodate different skill levels. There is equipment used for this class which can be borrowed from the Commission on Aging. All classes are free of charge and open to the public. No sign up is necessary to join in on the live online classes (visit https://tinyurl.com/coa-drumming/). 
 
Backpacks available for outdoor recreation
Backpacks filled with supplies, information, and activities to help you get outside are available to check out free for the day or the weekend. You must be at least 18 years old to complete the check-out/rental agreement. Call ahead at (989) 348-7123 to confirm backpack availability and schedule a time to pick up at 308 Lawndale Street. The backpacks and their contents – available through Crawford Health Improvement Committee – will be sanitized before and after each use.  
 
Help available with MiBridges
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center has partnered with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to assist people with getting answers to questions about their benefits, to apply for benefits, and help set up a MiBridges account. This service is provided free for Crawford County residents age 60 and older. If you need assistance, call Tammy Findlay, Advocacy & Resource Coordinator, at (989) 348-7123.
 
House signs available for seniors
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center has emergency house number signs available. These are universal green reflective signs with your house number on it which makes it easier for first responders to locate your home. Crawford County residents age 60 and older can receive a sign if they do not already have one. Contact Tammy Findlay, Advocacy and Resource Coordinator at the Commission on Aging, at (989) 348-7123. 
 
Help for pets available
The AuSable Valley Animal Shelter has partnered with McLean’s Ace Hardware in Grayling to provide food for dogs and cats that are in need during this crisis. If you are having financial difficulty feeding your pet, contact Lanice Rutter at (989) 745-8951.
 
COA offers Stretch classes
Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center for Stretch classes on Fridays at 10 a.m. The class will combine stretching moves from Stretch to Fitness and Equipped to be Fit classes that were previously offered at the Senior Center. Modifications will be available to accommodate all skill levels. All classes are free of charge, open to the public, and no sign-up is necessary.  To join in on the live classes visit https://tinyurl.com/coa-stretching/.
 
Zumba classes available through Zoom
Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center for Zumba classes via Zoom on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. There will be modifications available to accommodate all skill levels. All classes are free of charge and open to the public. No sign up is necessary to join the live online classes (visit https://tinyurl.com/coa-zumba-wed on Wednesdays and https://tinyurl.com/coa-zumba-thurs on Thursdays). 
 
Free medical items offered to seniors
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center has many medical items including walkers, canes, and more available for free for adults ages 60 and over. If you are interested in learning more, call Kathy at (989) 348-7123. All supplies are first come, first served.  
 
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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806
E-Mail: information@crawfordcountyavalanche.com

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