Welcome to Tri-County Office on Aging
Since 1974 the Tri-County Office on Aging (TCOA) has been the region's one-stop-shop for information and services that older adults, persons with disabilities and their families need to live independently and remain active in their communities. 

At TCOA, we are part of the community. We serve our neighbors, friends and family members every day. Our mission is to promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population. To accomplish this mission, we connect people who need help to service providers, volunteers, donors, businesses and governments throughout Eaton, Clinton and Ingham Counties and the Cities of Lansing and East Lansing, Although TCOA's Meals On Wheels is our best-known program our reach goes well beyond providing nourishing meals. Many of our services are provided at no or low-cost or have fees based on a sliding scale. 

 Click here for more information to learn more about our Person Centered Approach to care.


Tri-County Office on Aging and Meals on Wheels Offices will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th in observance of Christmas and December 31st, January 1st and 2nd in observance of New Years.


Meals On Wheels Volunteers Needed!
Please Call 517-887-1460 to Volunteer


Contact Us For More Information on TCOA Programs and Services


29th Annual Dinner & Auction

29th Annual Dinner & Auction Items

Click here to visit TCOA's Facebook page and view photos from
Run for the Ages, Older Michiganians Day and the 2014 Golf Outing


OSA Brochure of Area Agency on Aging contact information






Community Resources

Serving Michigan's Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties and the Cities of Lansing and East Lansing, TCOA is the state designated Region VI Area Agency on Aging.

Meals on Wheels

Good nutrition and social interaction are vital for healthy living. Senior citizens in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties have access to both through the Meals-On-Wheels program.

Who we serve

We serve older adults primarily age 60 and older, and adults with disabilities. We serve many people at low or no cost or on a sliding fee scale.


TCOA embraces a Person Centered Philosophy that focuses on how a person wants to live their life. The Person Centered Approach encourages people working with individuals seeking services to honor the preferences and abilities of the individual.


Our mission is to promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population.


Meals On Wheels provides a hot, well-balanced meals delivered daily by friendly volunteers. Senior Dining Sites are located throughout the tri-county area and serve those who are not homebound.


Learn about the issues that affect older adults and how to effectively use many communication tools to contact your legislators.


Find helpful information on topics related to older adults and persons with disabilities including Social Security, health insurance, in-home services, Medicare/Medicaid, tax assistance and housing information.


You can help improve the health and happiness of older adults in our community by donating your time, your resources or both. Learn how to join forces with thousands of others who are making a significant difference in the lives of your neighbors.

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Project Choices

Call the Tri-County Office on Aging and ask for Project Choices. The Intake Coordinator, as part of an initial screening, will then ask several questions, such as your (or the person whom you are calling about) ability to prepare meals, do housework and bathe. Not everyone will be eligible for Project Choices. If an individual does not qualify, other services will be suggested. To see if you or a family member, friend or client qualifies call: 517-887-1440


“If you ever reach the point where your own mother needs care, this is the program you would want her in, so that you may visit her in her very own happy home tending to her garden instead of being confined unnecessarily in a costly facility, looking forward to end of life.”
Castranza (Zena) Grant - 14 Apr 2011