Briefs 4.21.2022

COA offers Medicare Zoom presentation
Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging on Wednesday, April 27, at 3 p.m. via Zoom for a presentation that will help demystify the issues surrounding Medicare. Tammy Findlay, Advocacy & Resource Coordinator, will discuss the various parts of Medicare including what is covered or not covered, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans, and how Medicare recipients who have low income can get assistance paying for Prescription Drug Plans and the Medicare Part B premium. For more information, contact Tammy at or 989.348.7123. 
Senior Center to host Foot Care Clinic
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center offers a Foot Care Clinic the fourth Monday of every month from 12-4 p.m. Appointments are provided by Comfort Keepers where a nurse will soak the feet, trim and file toenails, lotion feet, provide foot care tips, and inspect feet for injury and circulation. The cost of the service is $25. Please bring your own towels (two) and a foot basin to soak feet. The Foot Clinic takes place the Crawford County Commission on Aging 308 Lawndale. Call 989.348.7123 to make your appointment.  
Birthday Lunch to be held
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center would like to invite you to a monthly Birthday Lunch on Tuesday, April 26, to celebrate the current month’s birthdays. Everyone is invited to celebrate with lunch plus cake and ice cream. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Suggested donation for those age 60+ is $3.50 and price for those under 60 is $6.  
MSU to conduct vaccine study
Researchers at Michigan State University are conducting a study about the individuals and groups that the public feels are responsible for making sure that vaccines are safe and effective. The team is recruiting individuals from communities across Michigan to develop as complete a picture of what people think as possible. Participants will receive a $50 incentive for their time. There are two different groups. If you are responsible for making vaccine decisions for a minor child the group takes place Monday, May 2, from 7-9 p.m. If you are not responsible for making vaccine decisions for a minor child the group takes place on Tuesday, May 3, from 7-9 p.m. The location for both is at the Otsego County Library, 700 S Otsego Avenue, Gaylord. To sign up for either group please email
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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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