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If you would like the newsletter mailed to your home, the cost is $8 for the year. You can stop by either of our senior centers in Three Rivers or Sturgis to get your subscription started. The COA newsletter can be found for free at multiple locations throughout St. Joseph County, including many public libraries and restaurants that participate in the COA Restaurant Program.
Current News & Information
Wait List to Begin for Rivers Enrichment Center and Residence
With construction beginning soon we are now ready to start taking a wait list for the apartments. The Rivers will have 46 apartments available (38 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom apartments). We have reserved 10 one-bedroom apartments for seniors considered to have low income (pending approval of a grant). Beginning November 7, we will start signing up seniors interested in an apartment. In an effort to make the availability of the apartments as fair as possible, 10 apartments will be offered each week, on the following schedule:
- November 7 at 2 p.m.
- November 14 at 2 p.m.
- November 21 at 2 p.m.
- November 28 at 2 p.m. (6 apartments)
- December 5 at 2 p.m. (10 apartments reserved for seniors considered low income, pending grant approval).
In order to reserve an apartment, we will required the following: photo identification/driver's license, completion of a rental application, enrollment as a COA member, a non-refundable deposit equivalent to one month's rent ($725/one bedroom, $850/two bedroom). Rent includes all utilities except for cable and internet.
Apartment reservations will ONLY be taken at the COA at 103 S. Douglas Avenue in Three Rivers.