Tri-County Office on Aging Support Opportunities: 2018 

Check out TCOA’s 2018 Special Events booklet, which includes information on a variety of ways to support TCOA and our mission to “promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population.”

The booklet includes sponsorship details on our three annual fundraisers: Run for the Ages 5K, the Meals on Wheels Charity Golf Outing, and the Dinner and Auction, as well as volunteering and matching gift programs.

If you would like to get involved, please fill out and return the last page of the document.

Please contact Casey at or call 517-887-1377 with any questions.

The 2018 Run for the Ages – TCOA 5K marks our 5th year walking, running and wheeling! 

To learn about Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2018 Run for the Ages – TCOA 5K (scheduled for May 19th at 9am), please contact Fundraising and Volunteer Specialist Casey Cooper at 517-887-1377.

For more information about the 2018 Run for the Ages – TCOA 5K, please contact Race Director Kate Long at 517-887-1348 or visit our race page to sign up and see our 2018 sponsors.

2018 Packet Pick Up at TCOA: May 17th from 10am-2pm and May 18th from 9am-11am

2018 Packet Pick Up at Playmakers: May 18th from 5-8pm

Last year, over 175 registered participants, and dozens of volunteers, helped make TCOA’s 4th annual Run for the Ages Walk/Run/Wheel event on May 20, 2017 a success. Each year, the event benefits the Tri-County Office on Aging Meals on Wheels program and other in-home services that help promote and preserve the independence and dignity of older adults.

Click here to print the mail-in registration form.

30th Anniversary Meals on Wheels Charity Golf Outing: Registration Now Open!

Click here to register online as an individual golfer, team of two or four, or to attend the dinner & auction portion only.

To register by phone or email, contact Casey at 517-887-1377 or




33rd Annual Dinner and Auction: November 8, 2018. Eagle Eye Banquet Center. Doors open at 5:30 PM. 

For more information about this year’s event, please contact Fundraising and Volunteer Specialist Casey Cooper at 517-887-1377 or

The 32nd Annual Dinner and Auction on November 9th was a huge success!  

CHECK OUT OUR AUCTION BOOKLET HERE for a peek at some of the evening’s live and silent items!

A huge thank you goes out to our many sponsors and supporters who made the 2017 event possible. Planning Committee members include: Carl Buonodono, Alicia Davis, Carrie Hartenburg, Shirley Huguelet, John Greenslit, Melisa Lamb, Tammy Lemmer, Kirk Lewis, Kate Long, Ruth Pell, Joe Reeves, Tasha Stetler,  and Mary Tressel with Mark Long of Home Care Alternatives and Peter Kubacki of Dart Bank serving as Honorary Host Committee Chairs.

Co-Mistress of Ceremonies: Jane Aldrich and Ann Emmerich

Event Sponsor: Jackson National Life Insurance

Entertainment Sponsor: Sparrow Specialty Hospital

Menu Sponsors: McLaren Greater Lansing, Home Care Alternatives, and Dean Transportation

Auction Sponsor: Dart Bank

Table Sponsors: Cypress Home Care, CATA, By Dawn’s Early Light Home Care, Chalgian & Trip Law Offices, Medilodge, Regency at Lansing West, Vista Springs Living, the Board of Water and Light, the City of East Lansing, and JWR Health Services

Co-table Sponsors: Sun Valley Foods, Dimondale Nursing Care Center, Holt Senior Care, Forster Woods Adult Day Center, Ingham County Medical Care Facility, Senior CommUnity Care of Michigan/PACE Program, MSU Federal Credit Union, Case Credit Union, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Guardian Medical Monitoring, Shinberg Insurance, Eyde, Grace Haven, Senior Helpers, and Thatch Computer Consulting


Over 1,300 seniors and advocates rallied on the lawn of the State Capitol on May 16, 2018, joining TCOA and other members of the Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan for this year’s Older Michiganian’s Day Advocacy Event.The Theme for the event was Engage at Any Age!

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 included the presentation of a Senior of the Year award as well as remarks from state policy makers.

State Senators and Representatives were invited to join their constituents on the lawn for lunch.  Thanks to House Speaker Tom Leonard, House Minority Leader Sam Singh, and Senate Minority Whip Curtis Hertel, Jr. for providing comments on the Issue Platform. as part of the program.

For more information about the issue platform, or for other details about the event, please contact Tammy Lemmer from the Tri-County Office on Aging at 517-887-1382 or visit

TCOA is holding a Public Hearing on matters related to the 2019 Annual Implementation Plan. 

The Annual Implementation Plan for FY 2019 is a continuation of the identified goals, objectives and corresponding activities from the Multi-Year Plan relating to the 2017-2019 planning cycle. The document will be available online shortly. Please visit our Documents page to review the Annual Plan Summary & Highlights.
A Public Hearing has been scheduled Thursday, June 14 at 1:00 pm at TCOA (5303 S. Cedar St, Building 1, Lansing, MI) to receive input on the draft plan.  To share comments without attending the forum, please contact Kate Long at 517-887-1348, or email your comment to

Click here to view the Public Hearing flyer.