Commission on Aging

Mission Statement

The mission of the Otsego County Commission on Aging is promoting independence and well-being of the older adults of Otsego County and supporting family caregivers. 


  • 9 am
  • 2nd Wednesday of February, April, June, September, October and December
  • OCCOA Board Room (Street Level)
     1165 Elkview Ave
     Gaylord, MI 49735


NameTerm Expires
Mary Sanders, PresidentDecember 31, 2025
Nancy Ragan, Vice PresidentDecember 31, 2023
Rudi Edel, SecretaryDecember 31, 2026
Brett Bowen, TreasurerDecember 31, 2023
Chris SquireDecember 31, 2025
Constance MessinaDecember 31, 2026
Larry PlatteDecember 31, 2023
Rachel SmithDecember 31, 2026
Tim HallDecember 31, 2025
Doug Johnson (Commissioner Representative)
Dana Wingo (Alternate Commissioner Representative)


The Otsego County Commission on Aging provides programs and services "to help and to care" for older adults and their caregivers. This is done in the spirit of caring and with the goal of promoting and protecting the independence and well-being of older adults and their dignity. Programs and services include:

  • Activities/Events
  • Advocacy
  • Age-Tech Programs and Services
  • Caregiver Support
  • Community-based Services
  • Educational Programs
  • Healthy Aging Programs
  • Home-based Services
  • Information and Assistance
  • Meals and Nutrition Services
  • Otsego Haus Adult Day Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a family caregiver needing help? Please CONTACT US by:

  • Phone: 989-732-1122
  • Fax: 989-732-9050
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 430, Gaylord, MI  49734-0430
  • Street Address: 1165 Elkview Avenue, Gaylord, MI  49735
  • Website: