Montcalm County Commission on Aging now a nonprofit

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 2:30 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

STANTON — Montcalm County Commission on Aging is now a nonprofit organization.
The Commission on Aging Advisory Board applied for and recently received 501(c)3 status through the newly created Partners with Commission on Aging of Montcalm County.
Nonprofit status means the Commission on Aging will be able to purchase certain items at reduced rates, such as computer hardware and software, according to Commission on Aging Director Bob Clingenpeel.
“It is a good thing,” Clingenpeel said. “This will allow us to help various groups in the county that want or need technological assistance. Many grants that are already in existence are specific to the 501(c)3 status. The impending baby boomer generation is upon us and costs for services keep rising. This group will be able to pursue donations that will in turn be tax deductible.”
Commission on Aging Advisory Board Chairman Ralph Harrington of Greenville said 501(c)3 status is also helpful for anyone wishing to contribute to the Commission on Aging.
“The single most important advantage of having that status is that people can make contribution to the advisory board and can claim it as a tax deduction,” Harrington said. “It will help, but time will tell how much.”
The Commission on Aging Advisory Board is comprised of community members. They meet at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Commission on Aging office in Stanton.
Call Clingenpeel at (989) 831-7476 for more information

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