Montmorency County Commission on Aging

Phone: (989) 785-2580

Fax: (989) 785-2983


In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, effective immediately, the Montmorency County Commission on Aging will be enacting the following measures until April 6, 2020:

  • The Atlanta, Hillman and Lewiston Senior Centers will be closed for congregate meals and all activities. Public access will be restricted to those locations.
  • Home Delivered Meals will be delivered on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s with frozen meals provided for all other days.
  • All Homemaking and Respite services have been suspended.
  • Personal Care services will continue with precaution.
  • All non-essential services, meetings and community classes/events have been suspended.
  • MCCOA staff will be making telephone reassurance calls to check on clients on our service. If contact cannot be made a wellness check will be initiated.
  • MCCOA staff that are at high risk have been removed from service for their safety.

MCCOA’s goal is to insure all vulnerable seniors in Montmorency County stay safe and to encourage everyone to stay isolated in their homes as much as possible until the situation is over.

The following hospital systems in our region have set up the following hotlines for Covid-19 information and questions:

Mid Michigan–Health  800-445-7356

Munson Health–231-935-0951

Ascension Health (Tawas and Sterling)–833-978-0649

McLaren Health—they only have the State of Michigan number listed 888-535-6136

State of Michigan—888-535-6136

Local Information regarding modifications, etc. due to the Coronavirus as of 3-19-2020


  • All stores are encouraging on-line order and pick-up service
  • Starting 3-19-2020 all stores will be open from 7am – 8:30 pm
  • March 24-April 28 customers age 60 and older can shop from 6am – 7am.
  • Vision Centers and Pharmacies will remain open as well.


  • Starting March 20th all stores will change their hours from:
  • 7am-8am on Tues/Thurs for seniors, disabled and ill persons
  • 7am-8am M/Wed for medical personnel, law enforcement, first responders
  • F-Sun regular store hours 8am–10pm
  • Pharmacy is open during all set times

Dollar General

  • All stores have special shopping hours for seniors 8am-9am
  • All stores will close earlier at 8pm for extra cleaning

Family Fare

  • All have special shopping hours for seniors 7am-9am
  • Also available on-line order and store pickup


  • All are encouraging use of the drive thru. No other changes

Family Dollar

  • Closing at 8pm.  No other changes

Gordon Foods

  • Can order online for store pickup.  Working toward curbside pickup.  No other changes.


  • No changes at this time


  • Perch’s in Alpena – Early hours: 7am for seniors at high risk, 8am on Sunday. Pick-up and delivery available.
  • Morrison’s in Hillman, Fairview Food Market and Freddie’s in Atlanta – No changes


  • All stores are encouraging seniors, anyone ill or with compromised immune systems to stay at home and ask a friend or neighbor to shop for them. They can call the store to place an order for pick-up or possible delivery (case by case)

Health Clinics

Alcona Health Center

  • All sites have modified walk-in services. They ask that you call ahead to assess your symptoms and whether an office visit is appropriate.  They currently have limited ability to diagnose COVID-a9 and no specific treatments.
  • They have implemented a front door screening program. This includes anyone who enters the facility.  The screening involves brief questions regarding your medical condition and recent travel.  They ask that only essential people accompany the patient to the clinic.
  • COVID-19 Hotline for questions 8am-5pm (888) 535-6136

Sterling Health Center

  • Same as above. All patients are triaged at the front door and stay in their vehicles until called.
  • West Branch – This site is temporarily closed. Staff and phone calls have been transferred to the Sterling site
  • Hale and Ogemaw clinics remain open
  • They are functioning at a lower capacity due to cancellations

Thunder Bay Health

  • All sites remain open. You are asked to call first before coming to the clinic.  Patients with respiratory symptoms will be screened and provided guidance over the phone. You are asked not to enter the building if you have symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath or any breathing problems.


  • All regional hospitals ask if you have a fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms to call prior to visiting so you can be screened by a nursing professional
  • Ascension Hospital in Tawas and Standish is offering video urgent care visits at home for a discounted rate of $20, no insurance required. Use the code HOME on-line
  • All have visiting restrictions. Please contact the individual hospital for instructions
  • The following have set up the following Covid-19 hotlines

Mid-Michigan Health  800-445-7356

Munson Health   231-935-0951

Ascension Health  833-978-0649

McLaren Health   888-535-6136

State of Michigan 888-535-6136

Transit Authorities

Thunder Bay Transportation

Straits Regional Ride

  • Running as usual. Cleaning more between routes

Arenac Dial-a-Ride

  • Reduced their hours due to low usage
  • They are conducting well-check calls on regular clients to see if they can help with anything.

Crawford Transit Authority

  • Working with the senior center to deliver meals
  • Continue full service but ridership has plummeted
  • They have always delivered groceries and senior fare remains at .50 per ride

Roscommon Transit Authority

  • Offering free grocery and prescription pick up and porch delivery for Roscommon residents
  • Instructions and a list of participating stores attached.

Choose a Senior Center:

Congregate Meals:

Meals are available at each senior center location. Each location takes reservations and has it’s own menu and meal times.

Home delivered meals are available for home bound seniors. For information, contact the MCCOA office at 989-785-2580.

View the meal menus or make a reservation:

Click any menu below to open a printable version, or click the Make Reservation button to reserve a meal at the center of your choice.

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Now Hiring In Home Provider, Immediate Openings:

– MCCOA Board Member

Where to send applications:

Montmorency County Commission On Aging
PO Box 788
11463 McArthur Road
Atlanta, MI  49709
Fax:    (989) 785-2983