Covid-19 Update

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Lake Gogebic Senior Center will not be open to the public until further notice. Office staff will be available during this time to keep the agency operating and to provide assistance to our workers, participants, and the elderly community in Ontonagon County. The Adult Day Centers and Medical Escort Program is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. If you have questions, please contact us through our office phone number: (906) 575-3461. We would like to thank everyone for your patience and cooperation through this difficult time.

Extensive Senior Care Resources in Ontonagon County, MI

Are you looking for ways to live in your home longer without having to move to an assisted living center? Take advantage of the resources provided by Ontonagon County Commission on Aging/Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc. in Bergland, MI. Our team offers helpful in-home and community services to seniors and their caregivers, helping them live in their homes longer and keep control over their everyday lives.

In-Home Services

  • Homemaking Services: Routine, light household tasks to maintain an adequate living environment for older individuals with functional limitations. Tasks include laundry, meal preparation, dusting, vacuuming, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms and kitchen, making beds, shopping, and maintaining a safe environment.
  • Home Care Assistance: Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transferring, eating, and ambulation.
  • Respite Care: Relief for the caregiver of a person who requires continual supervision in order to live in their home or the home of a caregiver. A provision of companionship, supervision, and/or assistance with activities of daily living. May include homemaking and home care assistance duties.

Eligible participants must: 

  • Live in Ontonagon County and be 60 years+

  • Be unable to perform activities of daily living.

  • Be able to benefit from in-home assistance, maintaining an adequate living environment and socialization. 

To apply for services, please contact Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc. today.

(906) 575-3461

Adult Day Care Centers

Ontonagon County Commission on Aging/Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc. provides two adult day centers: the Cozy Corner Adult Day Center in Ewen and the Safe Harbor Adult Day Center in Ontonagon. Each provides a special place for your loved one. They provide daytime care for functionally and/or cognitively impaired people. A person centered planning approach is used to identify each participant's strengths, weaknesses, and needs.

Eligible participants must: 

  • Live in Ontonagon County 

  • Require a regular caregiver and supervision in order to live in their home.

  • Be unable to perform activities of daily living.

  • Be able to benefit from opportunities for social activities. 

Participants can:

  • Make new friends through our relaxed program with social activities like:

    • Playing Cards - B-I-N-G-O - Lunch
    • Arts & Crafts - Music & Entertainment
    • Holiday Celebrations
    • Outings to Nearby Attractions
    • Reading, Relaxation, Computer Games
    • Indoor Gardening
  • Reduce isolation by being with other adults.

  • Sleep better by being more active during the day.

  • Participate in sensory stimulation.

  • Foster interest and enthusiasm for living by promoting a sense of purpose and meaning in life.

  • Delay or prevent nursing home placement. 

Our program offers a supervised, fun-filled, and safe environment; it gives the person a chance to get out and socialize with others. It keeps them mobile and increases their mental stimulation through interaction with others. The adult day center allows caregivers to have a break from their responsibilities of caring for their loved ones.

Cost: 

Partial funding for this program comes from grants through Federal and State Funding. A cost-sharing program is implemented based on income. Individual, organizational, business, and foundational support is gratefully accepted. All donations are welcome.

The Medical Escort Program

Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc. offers a medical escort program to seniors age 60 or older who need transportation assistance to medical facilities.

We ask clients to cover the cost of parking fees and any other costs associated with the trip. If the trip is over four hours, we also ask the client to provide the driver with meal costs for a lunch as a general courtesy. Our agency provides a mileage reimbursement up to 200 miles round trip. Anything over 200 miles would need to be covered by the client.

We need a 48-hour or more advanced notice to make the proper arrangements and contacts. If your appointment is scheduled on a Monday, please notify the office by the prior Thursday.

The medical escort program has a limited budget. Donations are welcome and help increase our budgeted amount. Donations can be mailed to our office. If you have any questions and for more information on our Medical Escort Program, please give us a call.

Eligible participants must: 
  • Live in Ontonagon County and be 60 years+

  • No other source of transportation 

(906) 575-3461

Referrals, Information, & Other Resources

Call us for information about programs, services, or community resources. We direct seniors to the needed resources that will help answer their questions about a specific service. Seniors can also call 2-1-1, a U.P.-wide resource center that’s available 24/7.

  • Dial 2-1-1: calls must be made within the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

  • Rotary phone users: call 1-800-305-8137.

  • Alternate numbers and out-of-area numbers: call 1-800-338-1119.

Tap Into Our Vast Resource Pool Today

Caregivers and senior citizens can work with Ontonagon County Commission on Aging/Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc. to provide the best care and comfort to their loved ones. Call us today to use our vast pool of resources for both caregivers and senior care.

(906) 575-3461
  • Care Resources
  • Home Services (Laundry, Meal Prep, Cleaning, Shopping, etc.)
  • Home Care Assistance (Bathing, Shower assist)
  • Respite Care

  • Medical Escort Program

  • Adult Day Center & Care (Games & Activities )