Tri-County's Plans to Deal with Increased Need for Elderly Programs

The number of elderly and aging in Mid-Michigan is growing steadily.

There is nearly 20,000 more elderly and aging people in the area than there was 20 years ago.

Today, the Tri-County office on aging presented its plans to help deal with the increase it needs for funding for the welfare programs it provides for the elderly.

Marion Owen, the executive director for the Tri-County Office on Aging said, "One of our main programs is Meals on Wheels. That's really important. Luckily, we're able to maintain that program and expand it without wait lists and we hope to continue that."

In the last year, the office has had a 30 percent increase in people who use the Meals on Wheels program.

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