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.

FFI is seeking new members! If you are interested in fundraising and have a passion for serving older adults, please contact Casey at 517-887-1377 or for more information on becoming a part of FFI.

Meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of odd numbered months. Meetings begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Tri-County Office on Aging, 5303 S. Cedar St., Building 1, Lansing, MI 48911.

*Meetings are currently being held virtually.*

2021-2022 Council Members

    • Chair: Norma McGarry, CASE Credit Union
    • Vice Chair: Larry Pingel, Community Volunteer
    • Treasurer: Heather Zadigian, Community Volunteer
    • Secretary: Derrick McDuffey, UAW Local 4911
    • Dwight Washington, Consortium Board Liaison
    • LeighAnna Beach, Capital Area Housing Partnership
    • Stacey Humphrey, Community Volunteer
    • Steven Dougan, Farmers Insurance