Attention Voters: Senior Millage Renewal
Voters in Jackson County approved an eight-year 0.25 mill property tax senior millage in August 2004. Senior millage funding has provided increased hours of service for seniors in their home, including homemaker, personal care, respite, and counseling. Our Meals on Wheels program has increased, as well as expansion of caregiver education and support, the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), and enrichment programs at our senior nutrition sites.
If voters do not approve the Senior Millage Renewal, service cuts will include replacing hot Meals on Wheels with weekly frozen meals, closing six nutrition sites and reducing hours at two senior centers, stopping homemaker-only service, reducing respite hours and homebound counseling services, and cutting the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP).
People have asked if a 0.25 mill eight-year Senior Millage Renewal will be enough
to provide services for the growing number of age 60 and older population in
Jackson County. A Senior Millage Renewal should maintain current hours of
service, but a renewal will not be adequate to provide services as Baby Boomers age,
or if there are more federal and state funding cuts. Because this is an expectation
and not a certainty, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners are placing on the
August 7th Primary Ballot a proposal for a 0.25 mill Senior Millage Renewal, not an
increase in the senior millage.
The Jackson County Department on Aging appreciates the current and past public support of services to seniors and their families. For more information about the Senior Millage Renewal and services it pays for, please click on the following:
Senior Millage PowerPoint Presentation click here
Senior Millage Renewal Fact Sheet click here
Senior Millage Renewal Brochure click here
Millage Renewal and Restoration Ballot Question click here
To arrange for a speaker to talk to a community group about the Senior Millage Renewal, contact Marce Wandell, Jackson County Department on Aging Director, at email@example.com or 768-8651.
This page originated on
April 13, 2012
and was last modified on
June 7, 2013