Friends for Independence (FFI) is a volunteer coordinating council of the Tri-County Office on Aging.

FFI strives to develop community awareness and formulate strategies to raise resources and advocate in a non-partisan manner in support of services offered through the Tri-County Office on Aging.

Meetings are open to the public.
Meeting time/dates are subject to change.

Meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of every other month starting in January. Meetings begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Tri-County Office on Aging, 5303 S. Cedar St., Building 1, Lansing, MI 48911.

2017-2019 Council Members

  • Chair: Sara Levine, Community Volunteer
  • Vice Chair: Steve Dougan, Farmers Financial Solutions
  • Treasurer: Larry Pingel, Rathbun Insurance Agency
  • Secretary: Ellen Sullivan, Community Volunteer
  • Bob Parsons, Michigan Dept. of Transportation
  • Norma McGarry, CASE Credit Union
  • Michelle Lane, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC
  • John Greenslit, Community Volunteer
  • Jack Enderle, Community Volunteer
  • Derrick McDuffey, UAW Local 4911
  • Martha Yoder, Community Volunteer