Grand Traverse County voters visited the polls August 2 will see 2 really similar-looking mileages on the tally for senior services. One millage will support the Commission on Aging, which offers in-home services (such as housekeeping, healthcare, backyard upkeep and heating assistance) for citizens age 60 or older. The 2nd millage is for the Senior Center Network, which provides leisure, social, and academic opportunities for Grand Traverse County elders.
Though both departments are county-run and serve comparable audiences, they offer really various services and have different personnel and budget plans both of which are moneyed practically entirely by their particular mileages. As a follow-up to The Ticker s profile of the Commission on Aging, we take a look at what s next for the Senior Center Network consisting of the upcoming millage renewal and a different capital project this fall to remodel the Traverse City Senior Center.