Department on Aging

The Jackson County Department on Aging is a department of Jackson County government, under the supervision of the County Administrator and County Deputy Administrator. The Department on Aging Board of Directors are the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.


Soups On for Seniors  

Soup's On for Seniors 2022

This campaign helps to raise support for Meals on Wheels in Jackson County.

                                     Join us for the celebration on:

March 8, 2022
 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
American 1 Event Center

Keeley Park 

Tickets $30 one $50 two if purchased by March 7th; $35 day night of.  Sample soups, bread, bread and desserts from local restaurants while enjoying music by Dan Bickel.   There is a silent auction and wine/beer available for purchase. 

First 120 guests receive a souvenir soup bowl.

Ticket and program information at: www.MealsOnWheels-jacksonMI.com or call 517-788-4364.

Budget
The Jackson County Department on Aging has a 2021 fiscal year budget of $4,466,485. The 0.60 mill Senior Millage is an important part of funding for seniors services. In addition, 60% of the budget is supported by donations and funding from various organizations including Region II Area Agency on Aging, under the auspices of the Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency, State of Michigan Department of Human Services, and LifeWays. The budget can be reviewed here, 2020-2021 Budget (PDF)

Advisory Council
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners appoints a 15 member Advisory Council on Aging. Members of the Advisory Council are older adults and those who provide services to older adults. The Advisory Council provides information about the needs and opinions of older adults in Jackson County, offers input on the desirability of programs, and generally advises the Department on Aging on matters concerning senior citizens. The Advisory Council normally meets the last Wednesday of the month, review their 2022 Meeting Schedule (PDF).  The Advisory Council Bylaws (PDF) explains the Advisory Council purpose, membership, organization, meetings, committees and amendments. To seek appointment to the Jackson County Advisory Council on Aging submit a Request for Board or Commission Appointment Form (PDF)

Donations
According to Federal Regulations, clients receiving service are asked to make a donation for the service they receive. A fee is not charged. No one is denied service due to an inability to donate.

Employment
The Department on Aging has 14 full and 25 part-time, as well as casual staff, providing services to over 6,000 Jackson County residents.

Contact the Department on Aging for a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices.