Promoting a healthy active lifestyle for Montcalm County. We are closed for all Federal Holidays.
We are happy to announce that we have moved to our new office located at the Montcalm County Administrative Building, ( old courthouse on the hill) on the first floor toward the rear of the building.
211 W Main St.
PO Box 368
Stanton, Mi 48888
Tomorrow at 1:00 pm (Wednesday, March 24th) Montcalm County Central Dispatch will be participating in the Statewide Tornado Drill. AGAIN, THIS IS JUST A DRILL.
CALLING ALL LANDLORDS! Do you have an apartment up for rent? Are you ready for dependable monthly income? We have several clients with Housing Choice Vouchers that are looking for a good landlord. Please contact our office at 616-225-8055 ext. 6 or email us at [email protected]. Thanks in advance for being part of the solution!
AARP TAX INFORMATION
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be offering Free Tax Help for low and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older, starting February 22nd through April 12th, conditions permitting, following Montcalm County Health Department guidelines. IRS approved, trained Volunteers will be assisting taxpayers at the Montcalm County Commission on Aging, 613 N. State Street, Stanton, by appointment only, Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 8:30 to 12:30. Please note this is a two appointment process. First visit, a volunteer will meet you at your car, if possible, for a short interview, then the paperwork will be scanned. Your paperwork will be returned, and you will be given a second appointment to return to go over the return. Montcalm County area taxpayers may call the Commission on Aging at 989-831-7476 option 4 to make an appointment.
Please bring the following with you when you come:
If you were unable to file in 2019, please bring all information to file, as well as all records needed to file for 2020.
*Notice 1444, Economic Impact Payment statement
*Copy of the last returned filed, either 2018 or 2019 Income Tax and Michigan Credits returns
*SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits
*W-2, 1099Misc or 1099NIV forms, from each employer and any Unemployment compensation statements
*All forms indicating federal income tax withheld or indicating income reporting such as form 5498 or W-2G
*All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc) showing interest and/or dividends and documentation showing original purchase price of sold assets, plus 1099-MISC showing any miscellaneous income, and 1099-R form if you received a pension or annuity
*Dependent care provider information (name, employer, ID, social security number or tax ID number)
*Form 1095-A if you purchased Health Insurance via Healthcare.gov or a State Marketplace
*All applicable receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions
*Drivers License or other picture ID for all taxpayers, and Social Security cards for everyone on the return.
*For the Michigan Home Heat credits, taxpayers must bring the December 2020 and/or January 2021 electric or heating statements or other heating receipts, unless included in rent.
*The Michigan Homestead Property Tax credit requires the summer and winter tax bills, as volunteers are unable to access them for you.
With such a limited time to help many people please make sure you bring all of your paperwork! We will not have time to do second appointments for not having everything you need.
This doesn’t pertain to the village but I wanted to share. If you know someone it might help, please share. ❤️
For Covid-19 vaccine information, please go to the Mid Michigan Health Department web site at: mmdhd.org. Once there look for Montcalm County and click on it. You will see their schedule of appointments if they are filled, go back to the first page you will see where you can sigh up for their E-Newsletter. If you sign up for this newsletter they will notify you when they get additional Covid-19 vaccine, that way you can go back to this page and sign up for an appointment.
FYI: The Commission on Aging will not be publishing a January or February newspaper. We will put together a Senior Newspaper for March. At that time we hope to have definite information on if AARP Tax Volunteers will be preparing taxes for seniors. At this time we are waiting to hear from AARP. You can try United Way by calling 211 after January 20th.
We at the CoA are hoping for a much better 2021!
For anyone still looking to make a year end tax deductible donation for 2020, the Partners of Montcalm County Commission on Aging are seeking donations. If interested please make checks out to: Partners with CoA, and mail to: Partners with CoA, P. O. Box 212, Stanton, Mi. 48888. Further donation opportunities will follow for 2021 through the Commission on Aging Senior Newspaper.
Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
Typically, during the holiday season that we are entering, many will bring in delicious desserts and treats to show their appreciation for the staff at the Sheriff's Office. Although it is greatly appreciated, during these times it is probably unwise to have food sitting around encouraging many to gather and increase the chance of spreading the virus that is crippling our Country. We would ask those thinking of dropping off such treats to consider making a donation to a local food bank in the name of the Sheriff's Office. The food banks are in need now more than ever. Non-expiring foods and cash donations are always appreciated. If one wants to capitalize on sharing and making their community better, buy a gift card from a local restaurant, who is also suffering right now, and give that to the food bank. Maybe allow someone less fortunate an opportunity at some great take out food and help a local restaurant get buy until things pick up. Feel free to share photos of drop offs at Montcalm County's local food banks and we will share on our page (send to [email protected]). For safety reasons, we will not post names. This is also a great learning opportunity for our youth showing the value of coming together as a community. Remember to use proper precautions when making donation drops...social distancing and masks aren't that tough.
Unfortunately the CoA will not be able to offer Wednesday take-out meals beginning today. Hopefully we will be able to offer them in the future.
We will begin taking calls for Project Fresh starting June 9th. If interested call in for details.
Montcalm Conservation District
♻️Recycling sites in Stanton, Lakeview, Carson City, Edmore and Crystal will reopen on Tuesday, May 5th. After being closed for several weeks, we anticipate the sites will be very busy. Please be mindful of the bin capacities and do not overfill or leave materials on the ground. An extra bin dump is scheduled during the first week to help with the reopening activity. ♻️♻️♻️
All of us at the Commission on Aging would like to say thank you to all of our volunteers. We appreciate all you do for us.We would be lost without you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Hope to see you all soon. ❤️
MONTCALM COUNTY FOOD HELP DURING COVID-19 APRIL 2020- This list is what I have currently there maybe more added as I am getting more information. Please feel free to let me know if you have more to add or if something needs to be corrected. Thank you all for your support and help in the community.Feel free to share.
CARSON CITY COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
404 N. Division St- (989)584-6044 Alan Adkins
Tuesday 10am-12pm. TEFAP Distribution Site. Please bring valid picture id with address
CRYSTAL LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH
122 S. Main St.- 989-235-2522 Amanda Beach
Tuesday 1pm-3pm. Serving Crystal and Carson City area, no restrictions at this time
MONTABELLA MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
404 E. Main St (Behind the Red Lantern).- 989-427-5575
Tuesday mornings are when you can sign up for a time, Wednesday is when you pick up your
food. Please bring birth certificate
SETTLEMENT LUTHERAN CHURCH
1031 Johnson Rd.- 616-984-5442 Ron
EMERGENCY FOOD BANK
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH
9866 S, Greenville Rd.-616-754-6676 Nancy Lamere
Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm Food Bank. Serving Greenville School District
BREAD OF LIFE FOOD PANTRY
6596 S. Vining Rd (Greenville Community Church)- 616-240-0079
Tuesday/Thursday 12pm-3pm. Drive-up
1105 S. Ensley Rd.- 231-937-5177
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 10am-2pm. Serving Tri-County School District. TEFAP
Distribution site. Please bring a picture ID.
LAKEVIEW MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION PANTRY
Corner M46 & M91 (Lakeview Community Church)
Thursday 12-3pm curbside
M46 TABERNACLE FAMILY MINISTRIES
11098 E. M46- 989-233-1540
Tuesday 10-11am. Anyone is welcome. Please bring proof of id and you can get in line to drive
to the food pantry in the back.
STANTON COMMUNITY OUTREACH
415 N. Mill St. (Trinity Church office)-989-831-5728
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month 10:30am-12pm. Serving those with a Stanton address.
Please bring current ID and proof of Stanton address. May come every 30 days.
CENTRAL MONTCALM HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT
Every other Thursday starting April 30th thru June 25th from 4:30-5:30pm
Montcalm Heritage Village
Regretfully, the decision has been made to cancel this years Heritage Festival in August. The board members will continue to plan for Festival 2021. We will miss you and look forward to seeing you next summer. Thank you all for your understanding. Stay safe! ❤️
Montcalm County Emergency Services
The National Weather Service is predicting a strong storm late Sunday night and into Monday. They are predicting a storm very similar to the one around Thanksgiving that knocked everyone's power out and flooded everything. Up to 60 MPH winds are possible and up to 3 inches of rain is possible. We are in Michigan, so no wind and no rain is also possible. But please prepare for a strong storm during the day tomorrow. Please secure anything the wind might affect, and make sure alternative power sources are ready to go. Hoarding toilet paper will not be necessary.
Montcalm County Emergency Services
Here is the Feeding America truck schedule as organized by our local United Way of Ionia and Montcalm Counties. Please share.
Grand Rapids Police Department
Please watch out for the scams. The IRS WILL NOT CALL YOU! Federal aid will either be deposited via account information the IRS already has from your tax filings or they will send you a check.
Update on home delivered meals: Next week we are changing the days of delivery. We will be delivering on Tuesdays and Thursdays to try and minimize the time our drivers are out on the roads during this Covid 19 health concern. Be safe everyone.
Montcalm Conservation District
Due to the current public health concerns, all recycling sites (Lakeview, Edmore, Crystal, Carson City and Stanton) are closed effective 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 27th until further notice. Watch our website (montcalmcd.org), page and listen to WGLM 106.3 for updates.
FYI, please be careful everyone.
Hello everyone. It has been brought to our attention that someone is still going around telling clients they must pay them right now or they will not receive their meals, this is false. Please spread the word that we are not charging our clients for their meals and we have not changed our policies on this.
For safety concerns the CoA had closed their doors to the public. If you have questions for us please call 989-831-7476. We are committed to keeping everyone as safe as we can.
Montcalm County Emergency Services
Just a reminder to not call 911 unless you have a life threatening emergency. Please call 211 for all non-life threatening situations. If you are symptomatic and believe it may be due to the corona virus, please call your doctor Do not to go the hospital unless you have a serious illness. Spectrum has established a free, virtual screening hotline. If you believe you may have the corona virus, you can call 616.391.2380 and speak with someone who will determine the likelihood that you may have the virus. Now please stay home, go wash your hands, and don't cough or sneeze around others.
Consumers Energy is committed to the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and communities. The COVID-19 virus has created unprecedented circumstances around the world, and we have a responsibility to help slow the spread of this illness.
Recognizing that many of our customers are in a position where they are unable to work, we are suspending shutoffs for non-pay for low-income and senior customers beginning March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020. These time frames could be adjusted depending on the spread and severity of the virus.
Senior citizens and qualified low-income customers already enrolled in our Winter Protection Program have already had their end dates extended through May 3, 2020, without any additional actions required on their part. This ensures our most vulnerable customers have the services they need during this state of emergency. All shut-off notices will be withheld to prevent any additional stress for these customers.
Due to all of the illness and for the safety of all of those who come to the Congregate meal site the Commission on Aging has been advised to close meal sites until further notice. If a congregate participate is in need of meals please call the CoA at 989-831-7476 option 1. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time. We will continue delivering the Home Delivered Meals. Please stay safe.
Do you like to cook,Are you a "people person"? If so, the Commission on Aging would love to have you join our team working with the seniors of Montcalm County. We are currently looking for a cook to come help in our lunch program in Stanton for 3 to 4 days a week. If interested please email [email protected] or call 989-831-7476 option 1.
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