Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Branch County Commission on Aging has closed the Burnside Center to the public until further notice. This means that all employees are working from home with occasional access to their offices at the Burnside Center.
Services provided by the Burnside Center/Branch County Commission on Aging have been reviewed and prioritized. Some services are continuing and others are suspended at this time. All face-to-face activities at the Burnside Center are suspended at this time however some are re-starting via the teleconferencing app Zoom. The free tax preparation program that was interrupted in March does not have a re-start plan yet.
Despite the building being closed, all employees are still available to respond to you by email or phone call. If you have a question, please leave a message or send an email, and we will get back with you quickly!
We appreciate your patience with this unprecedented matter. The health and safety of our patrons, clients, and staff is our top priority.
For any questions, please contact the Burnside Center at 517-279-6565, or click here to send us an email.
Now offering Zoom classes!
Step in Motion Monday's @ 10 am
Stayin' Alive with Weights Friday's @ 10 am
Drop in Tai Chi starting on Thursday June 25th @ 10 am
These classes require prior registration.
If you would like to sign up or need
more information, contact our Programs
Director, Freda at
Phone Pals Helps Senior Citizens through Pandemic
A new collaborative project has been developed by the Branch County Commission on Aging, Area Agency on Aging 3C, and Pines Behavioral Health to ensure senior citizens who live in Branch County have a listening ear when it comes to being stuck at home during the pandemic. Phone Pals is a way for older adults to connect with a friendly person who will listen sincerely and offer support on a regular basis. The person on the other end of the line is a Pines Behavioral Health employee.
Phone Pals is a free service and any Branch County senior can call it at 517-227-4933.