Commission on Aging

Mission Statement

The mission of the Otsego County Commission on Aging is to coordinate, provide and initiate programs, and promote the independence and well-being of older adults of Otsego County and supporting family caregivers.


  • 9 am
  • 2nd Wednesday
  • University Center-Gaylord
    80 Livingston Boulevard
    Gaylord, MI 49735


NameTerm Expires
Brett BowenDecember 31, 2023
Rudi EdelDecember 31, 2022
George MertzDecember 31, 2021
Constance MessinaDecember 21, 2022
Larry Platte
Nancy Regan
Mary SandersDecember 31, 2021
Rachel SmithDecember 31, 2022
Doug Johnson (Commissioner Representative)N/A
Rob Pallarito (Alternate Commissioner Representative)N/A

Board of Directors

  • President: Mary Sanders
  • Vice President: George Mertz
  • Secretary: Rudi Edel
  • Otsego County Board of Commissioners Liaison: Doug Johnson, Rob Pallarito, alternate


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:

  • Advocacy
  • Caregiver Support
  • Congregate and Home Delivered Meals
  • In-Home Services
  • Information and Assistance
  • Otsego Haus Adult Day Services
  • Special Events
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a family caregiver needing help? Call for more information at 989-732-1122.