Commission on Aging
Joseph D. Fox
93 S Gibbs, PO Box 885
White Cloud, MI 49349

M-F 8am-5pm

Phone: (231) 689-2100 or Toll Free:(800) 689-2100

Commission on Aging

Our Mission: To address critical needs of the Newaygo County elderly (age 60 and older) and to make their lives more comfortable, more meaningful, and to make every attempt to assist them in remaining in their homes as long as possible.





The Commission on Aging has a new phone system that requires you to press an extension or number before reaching a live person. This has led to some confusion and we appologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Because of this we have developed this phone guide and directory for easier access to the staff you may need to reach.

When you dial the Commission on Aging telephone number (231-689-2100) there will be an automated message guiding you through the options. Please note that you can always press zero at any time on your dial pad to reach a live person (generally the Secretary, Debbie), so that you don’t have to listen to all the options. If you’d prefer to reach someone other than the secretary you may dial one of the extension below to be connected more directly.


General Information, Kelli/Secretary - 0

Transportation, Tanya - 11 

Case Managers, Wendy (Fremont) - 12, Danielle (Newaygo) - 13, Mary (White Cloud) - 14

Meals or Kitchen, Peggy - 19

Home Repair, Gordon - 16

Homemaker Supervisor, Theresa - 17

Financial Analyst, Joleen - 18

COA Director, Joseph - 15

Medicare & Medicaid Assistance Hotline Voice Mail  – 20
(This mailbox is checked daily and calls are responded to within 5 business days)


Advisory Board

The Commission on Aging Advisory Board meets on the third Monday of every month March through December at 10:00 am at the Commission on Aging building.


The current Advisory Board members are:

Jud Afman

Adele Hansen

Helen Taube

Marilyn Snell

Cindy LaBelle

Elsie Plank

Phil Deur

Becky Beets

Mary Helmus

Tammy VanDoorne