35th Annual Dinner and Auction: Thursday, November 5, 2020

TCOA will host the Thursday, November 5, 2020 Dinner and Auction gala virtually this year! Sponsors and guests are invited to join the event FROM ANYWHERE to raise funds for in-home supports for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. Special thank you to Event Sponsor, Jackson National Life Insurance Company!

The one-hour livestream will begin at 6:00 PM on this page and on TCOA’s Facebook page. You will learn more about TCOA’s work, and hear from TCOA clients and leaders about what your support means for local older adults’ independence, health, and access to community-based supports and services. You will also be invited to participate in the mobile silent auction, opening by November 1.

Learn more about sponsoring the event, donating an auction item, or how to make an online contribution. If you are an individual planning to participate, please consider making a $65.00 contribution. Without an in-person event this year, a greater percentage of your gift goes directly to funding TCOA’s in-home services for seniors. During this challenging year, TCOA has seen an increase in requests for assistance. And although events look different this year, the funds from the Dinner and Auction are more important than ever. We truly appreciate your support!

Learn more about TCOA programs and services that have been expanded during the pandemic.

If you have any questions about this year’s event, please contact Casey at CooperC@tcoa.org or 517-887-1377.



Thank you to Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®), TCOA Signature Sponsor for the 2020 Dinner and Auction and Meals on Wheels Golf Outing Events. TCOA is grateful to Jackson® for their tremendous support of older adults. In addition to financial sponsorships, Jackson® has traditionally provided a committed team of Meals on Wheels delivery driver volunteers.

32nd Annual Meals on Wheels Charity Golf Outing: Tuesday, August 25, 2020


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 32nd Annual Meals on Wheels Charity Golf Outing on August 25, 2020! We particularly appreciate everyone’s support and understanding as we navigated the health and safety protocols necessary to hold a public event this year. A special thanks to our top sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor: Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Gold Sponsor: Michigan Financial Group

Golf Cart Sponsors: McLaren Greater Lansing and Sparrow Health System

Lunch Sponsor: Dart Bank

Silver Plus Sponsor: Cypress Home Care

Skins/Mulligans Sponsor: Home Care Alternatives and Loving Hands Home Care Agency

Snack Sponsor: Mareck Family and Geriatric Services


Older Michiganians Day 2020 

Older Michiganians Day 2020 was canceledInstead, a virtual Senior Action Day was held on June 24, 2020. Successes for the day included positive messaging from the aging network, and advocacy that contributed to state budget negotiations that maintained funding for older adult services. 

In 2019, More than 1,100 people gathered on the Capitol Lawn on for the annual advocacy event, Older Michiganians Day. Older adults from all over Michigan gathered to rally for support of older adult services. To view the official platform, click here. Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties (TCOA, Region 6) had over 80 older adult constituents in attendance! Thank you to all who participated.

Stay tuned for information about Older Michiganians Day 2021, tentatively scheduled at the Capital on Thursday May 13th.

About Older Michiganians Day: This advocacy event is a day for older adults and professionals from the statewide aging network to celebrate our growing senior population and consider policies and budget decisions that are senior friendly.  Programming includes the presentation of a Senior of the Year award as well as remarks from state policy makers. State Representatives and Senators are invited to join us for lunch to talk with constituents.