Covid-19 Update

The Lake Gogebic Senior Center is open to the public following recommended COVID-19 precautionary guidelines to keep our staff and participants safe. 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. Services are now available at the Adult Day Centers. The Medical Escort Program remains unavailable at this time. If you have questions, please contact us through our office phone number: (906) 575-3461

The Ultimate Resource for Senior Care in Ontonagon County, MI

The seniors and their caregivers in Ontonagon County, MI, deserve the best care possible. Enter Ontonagon County Commission on Aging/Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc., with offices located in Bergland, MI,  the be-all and end-all resource for seniors to find and take advantage of caregiving resources. Our team offers multiple helping hands to senior citizens, ensuring they live safely, comfortably, and happily in their homes. 

Our Agencies

Ontonagon County Commission on Aging/Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc. exists to promote, enhance, and provide various services to the aging population. These services allow seniors to remain in their homes longer by providing homemaker and personal care assistance. Support, relief, and reassurance are also provided to caregivers through respite care in their homes or through our adult day centers.

Your Safety & Comfort Matters

The safety and comfort of your elderly family, friends, and neighbors are our top concerns. Ontonagon County Commission on Aging/Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc. is a non-political 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Agency funded with state/federal monies and county millage monies.

Each of our programs remain under compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Trust Us With Your Care Today

If you need experienced senior care, call Ontonagon County Commission on Aging/Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc. today. We have everything you and your senior need to live life in comfort and independence, including housekeeping, personal care, and respite care for caregivers. Call us today to sign up for life-changing services.

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Our History & Founder

Our founder, June Lipinski, has been organizing and directing services to Ontonagon County’s aging population for over 22 years. Her concerns and compassion for the elderly have led her to single-handedly organize a complete network of senior resources and centers throughout the county. Along her journey, Lipinski gained invaluable knowledge and resources for the benefit of the elderly community. She was nominated for U.P. person of the year in 1991. Below is a list of major achievements and outstanding accomplishments:

  • 1968 - The Lake Gogebic Senior Center in Bergland was formed in response to the needs of local seniors.
  • 1969 - Sought and acquired the Bergland Community Building and renovated it for use as Lake Gogebic Senior Center where it remains today, along with the office of the Ontonagon County Commission on Aging/Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc.
  • 1971 - Organized the incorporation of the Lake Gogebic Senior Center as a not-for-profit organization in order to acquire funds to expand services to area seniors.
  • 1975 - Conceived a county-wide Senior Day and organized the first activities held on June 21, 1975 and held annually ever since on the third Wednesday in July.
  • 1975 - With assistance from The Area Agency on Aging, formed the Ontonagon County Commission on Aging. 
  • 1975 - Received a certificate of appreciation from the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging for June’s “contribution to services for the aging in Michigan.” 
  • 1970-1980s - Worked with Community Action Agency to open many nutrition sites throughout Ontonagon County.
  • 1970-1980s - Organized and assisted with the establishment of five new senior citizen centers in Ontonagon, Ewen, Bruce Crossing, White Pine, and Bergland.
  • 1984 - June received a Certificate of Achievement from UPCAP and Area Agency on Aging for “dedicated service, concern, and leadership in development of Senior Citizens Programs.” 
  • 1972-1992 - June was the Director of Lake Gogebic Senior Citizens Club Inc.