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Older Adults

Michigan 2-1-1

Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? We’re here for you. Any time. All the time. Just call, text, or search online and we’ll get you connected. Learn more Read More…

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Q&A

COVID-19: What it is and how it spreads. What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? COVID-19 is caused by a new respiratory virus. In December 2019, the virus began circulating in humans. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia.  What Read More…

First COVID-19 case in Grand Traverse County

The Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting a positive case of COVID-19 from the novel coronavirus in a Grand Traverse County resident. The individual, an adult male, in his twenties has a history of international travel is recovering at his home. The Health Department is working with him to identify and contact anyone potentially Read More…

Ways to stay safe

If you are mild to moderately sick, health officials at the Health Department and Munson ask that you please stay home and take care of yourself.  For conditions that can be classified as more severe and would require a healthcare visit, please follow this process: Again, IF you are moderately to mildly sick – just Read More…

Supporting Older Adults During the COVID-19 Situation

Older adults are identified as one of the most at-risk populations for the COVID-19 virus. As leaders in the aging network, our agencies are committed to supporting older adults and their caregivers and recognize the added stress of our current times on homebound older adults. Until further notice, the following services will be available in Read More…

April 6

Community Update 4-06

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives remains the most important message for residents throughout Northwest…
April 5

Community Update 4-05

COVID-19 remains an ongoing threat to our community as the number of cases statewide grew…
April 4

Community Update 4-04

As of this morning the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting one additional death…
April 3

Community Update 4-03

As of this morning, Grand Traverse County has 11 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. 205…