In March, I attended the Michigan Association of Counties Annual Legislative Conference. With the federal “sequestration” (that is just a big, bureaucratic-sounding word for “cuts”) and less state revenue sharing, we at the conference learned that we should not expect improvements in county budgets any time soon.
Especially in troubled times, we’re fortunate to have smart, resourceful folks working on behalf of our seniors. With federal money as a major source of funding, the Tri-County Office on Aging’s nutrition programs (including Meals on Wheels) faced significant cuts. TCOA’s staff was able to move existing funds to spare these vital services. To find the TCOA dining site nearest you, click here, or call 887-1440 or 800-405-9141 (toll free).
The Board of Commissioners recently approved funding for a public-service campaign aimed at educating the public on how to most effectively use 911. Many citizens don’t know that 911 dispatchers are sometimes unable to pinpoint a caller’s location. (This is true everywhere – not just in Ingham County.) That is why it is important for callers to provide as much information as possible about the location of their emergency. This is true whether the call originates from a “landline” or a cell phone.
Community Mental Health offers Mental Health First Aid Training on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. This class offers instruction on how to initially help someone who shows the first signs of mental illness as well as someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Registration is required.
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Holt MI 48842
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