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 of February, April, June, September, October and December
  • OCCOA Board Room (Upper Level)
     1165 Elkview Ave
     Gaylord, MI 49735


NameTerm Expires
Brett Bowen, TreasurerDecember 31, 2023
Rudi Edel, SecretaryDecember 31, 2026
Tim HallDecember 31, 2025
Constance MessinaDecember 31, 2026
Larry PlatteDecember 31, 2023
Nancy Ragan, Vice PresidentDecember 31, 2023
Mary Sanders, PresidentDecember 31, 2025
Rachel SmithDecember 31, 2026
Chris SquireDecember 31, 2025
Doug Johnson (Commissioner Representative)N/A
Dana Wingo (Alternate Commissioner Representative)N/A

Board of Directors

  • President: Mary Sanders
  • Vice President: Nancy Ragan
  • Secretary: Rudi Edel
  • Otsego County Board of Commissioners Liaison: Doug Johnson, Dana Wingo, 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.