FiveCAP will distribute food to seniors Oct. 8

FiveCAP, Inc. will be distributing the Commodity Supplemental Food Program boxes to income-eligible senior citizens on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

This program is designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors, 60 and older, a demographic that is often forced to make difficult choices when it comes to spending their fixed income. Good nutrition sometimes takes a backseat to other expenses like utilities and medications.

“Eating a balanced diet is important for everyone, but with the high incidence of heart problems and diabetes in seniors, good nutrition is essential,” said FiveCAP Executive Director Mary Trucks. “This program provides nutritious staples without sacrificing other essential budget items, and helps people stretch their food dollars much further.”

The boxes always include items such as canned fruits, vegetables and meat, cheese, pasta, beans and juice.

CSFP is open to seniors 60 and older whose household income is within 130 percent of poverty, which is $15,171 for a single-person household and increases by $5,278 for each additional person residing in the home. To apply for the program, seniors must provide 30 days proof of income, birthdates and social security numbers for everyone in the home and a valid photo ID.

Below are the times and locations for the Oct. 8 distribution.

MASON

Distribution will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at FiveCAP’s Johnson Road warehouse, in Scottville. For more information, call (231) 757-3785, or to apply stop by the Mason County office, located at 302 North Main St., in Scottville.

MANISTEE

Distribution will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FiveCAP’s Manistee County office, located at 265 First St., in Manistee. For more information, call (231) 723-8327, or stop by the office to apply.

LAKE

Distribution will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FiveCAP’s Lake County office, located at 2476 West 44th St., in Baldwin. For more information, call (231) 745-4617, or stop by the office to apply.

NEWAYGO

Distribution will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at FiveCAP’s Newaygo County office, located at 434 North Evergreen Dr., in White Cloud. For more information, call (231) 689-6688, or stop by the office to apply.

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Home Heating Credit deadline Sept. 30

With the Sept. 30 deadline approaching to file for the Michigan Home Heating Credit, community support workers at FiveCAP, Inc. are available to prepare the application, along with a tax return for income-eligible residents who have not yet filed.

An appointment is required for this service, and should be made as soon as possible to ensure the service can be provided before the deadline.

“As we prepare for another heat season, this is an important piece for many people who struggle to keep the heat on in their homes,” said FiveCAP Executive Director Mary Trucks. “This money offsets the cost of utilities and allows low-income residents to stretch their budget in other areas.”

FiveCAP offers free tax preparation services to low-income residents throughout the year. Many residents who qualify for tax credits aren’t required to fill out income tax returns, which results in missed opportunities.

“A lot of people think the April 15 deadline applies to all tax returns and credits, but it’s only applicable if you owe money back to the government,” Trucks said. “There is still time to claim the money the government owes you.

“Everyone should file a tax return,” she added. “There are a lot of people who don’t realize they could be getting money back every year, so when our community support workers prepare the application for the Home Heating Credit, they will also check to see if there are any other benefits available.”

To apply for the credit, residents must supply their 2013 income, as well as documentation of how much they spent on heating costs between Nov. 1, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2013.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call FiveCAP at (231) 757-3785.

Golfing for a good cause

Blue skies, white clouds and perfectly mild temperatures graced Manistee National Golf & Resort on Friday, Aug. 1 when golfers took to the links to support FiveCAP, Inc.’s 10th annual Golf for Warmth fundraiser.

The event featured a 9-hole scramble followed by a buffet lunch and live auction. A portion of all entry fees was donated to FiveCAP’s Walk for Warmth fund, which provides the agency with heat assistance safety net, enabling them to help families who don’t otherwise qualify for state or federal programs.

2014 golf winners

The Straight Fence Team of Aaron Haywood, Bob Haywood, Ben Radlinski and Linda Zimmerman took home first-place honors for FiveCAP’s 2014 Golf for Warmth fundraiser, which was held on Friday, Aug. 1 at Manistee National Golf & Resort.

“We can’t overstate the importance of this program and the service it allows us to provide,” said FiveCAP Executive Director Mary Trucks. “Families are still reeling financially from the hardship of heating their homes through this past winter. It was brutally cold and, in many places, we had record-breaking snow accumulations.

“Trying to stay warm through such intense weather is costly for everyone. When families are living in that in-between place, where they make too much to qualify for government programs, but not enough to be able to afford their gas bills, it’s not just uncomfortable, it’s scary and stressful. Walk for Warmth is truly a safety net for many of these families.”

Winter seemed far away rambling around Manistee National Friday afternoon, but the need that brings people to their office during the colder months is never far from FiveCAP staff member’s minds.

“No one is ready to think about summer ending yet, but it won’t be long before we’re taking applications for heat assistance again,” FiveCAP Community Support Director Holly Haywood said. “After last winter, restoring funds for Walk for Warmth is vitally important, so we’re incredibly thankful to everyone who came out to golf and purchased things at our auction.”

The event was sponsored by Little River Casino & Resort, which provided the grand prize of an overnight stay package for each member of the winning team. Taking home first-place honors was the Straight Fence Team of Aaron Haywood, Bob Haywood, Ben Radlinski and Linda Zimmerman.

The second place team of Clyde Williams, Gary Bailey, Fred Olson and Steve Magnusson each received certificates for a future round of golf at Manistee National Golf & Resort.

These teams were joined on the course by groups sponsored by Sunshine Home Improvement, Lake-Osceola State Bank, BDO, American Petroleum Institute, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, a Newaygo County team that raised funds from neighbors and local supporters, and Big “K” Construction.

DTE Energy again donated a stainless steel grill for the raffle, which was won by Big “K” Construction owner Kenner McKie, who is a perennial supporter of the event, and in addition to sponsoring a team and a tee, also donated several of the auction items.

Auction table

Generous donations from several area businesses and individuals were auctioned off following golf and a buffet lunch.

Tee sponsors were Skoog Heating & Cooling, Custom Sheet Metal & Heating, Baldwin ACE Hardware, Sunshine Home Improvement, Fischer Tanks, Magee Insurance Group, The Dublin General Store, Lake-Osceola State Bank, Great Lakes Castings, and Big “K” Construction.

Watson’s Manistee Chrysler again sponsored a hole-in-one contest, and the 2014 Dodge Dart they offered as prize was parked by the tee on hole 9, tempting all who participated. However, it was returned to the dealership when no one managed to accomplish the feat.

“We’re so thankful to the individuals and businesses that donated items for our auction and also to those businesses that sponsored tees,” Trucks said. “It’s always so humbling to see the support we receive from the community.”

FiveCAP accepts donations to the Walk for Warmth fund year-round. For more information, or to make a donation, contact the agency at (231) 757-3785.

Check out our photo album from the event on Facebook.

‘It makes you feel good’: Lake County volunteers help FiveCAP provide assistance to people in need

One day, a friend convinced Sue Foster to accompany her to FiveCAP, where she volunteered for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program distribution. The Lake County resident has been volunteering for the agency ever since.

“I enjoy the food distribution and talking with all the people who come in,” Foster said. “It’s a nice group of people I work with and I’ve made friends with the people that come in and help.”

sue 001Foster still helps with the food distribution, but also assists with office operations.

“It’s something to do because before I was laid off from my job, I always worked in a factory,” she said. “Then we moved up here and it was something to do once or twice a week. With the office work, I enjoy when people come in and seeing if I can help them out.”

Volunteers like Foster help in the Lake County office by manning the reception desk, answering the phone, helping clients fill out paperwork, answering some of their questions and directing them to programs and services available to help.

“It’s good experience for anyone who wants to learn how to be a receptionist,” said FiveCAP Community Support Worker Dawn Summers. “One of our volunteers is retired from an office job, so she has a lot of experience and I’ve been able to train her on some of the basic computer work.”

At specific times during the year the agency also needs volunteers to help with annual events. During the annual garden and food preservation workshops, volunteers also help FiveCAP staff sort plants or canning and freezing supplies into individual packages that are given to workshop participants.

“For the garden workshop, they cut and pack up 200 sets of plants and with the food preservation workshop they will cut and pack up 200 sets of canning jars and freezer bags,” Summers said, noting that there are always a wide variety of tasks that the agency depends on volunteers to complete. “For each of our food distribution dates, they help us unload the delivery truck, sort and pack the food and distribute it to the clients.

In June alone, Lake County volunteers clocked nearly 180 hours helping FiveCAP operate its programs for low-income families.

“I couldn’t do my job without the volunteers,” Summers said.

Foster recalled being surprised when she first started volunteering at the number of programs available to low-income families in the community. She encourages other people to find ways to get involved and contribute to these causes.

“I’ve told other people that it might be something for them to do,” she said. “It makes you feel good.”

For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer for FiveCAP’s programs, stop by the Lake County office, located at 2476 West 44th St., in Baldwin, or call (231) 745-4617.

‘A great feeling’: Manistee volunteers help FiveCAP provide assistance to people in need

Carol Witucki enjoys “absolutely everything” about volunteering. Most afternoons, the Manistee County resident can be found at FiveCAP, Inc., helping out with office operations. She also contributes her time when the agency distributes food and hosts self-sufficiency workshops.

She came to the work after she was placed in other service agencies through the Experience Works program.

Manistee Carol 3“I worked … at DHS for a year and at LoveINC for three years, but you can only be in the program for four years so when my time was up, I retired,” Witucki said. “But I liked that kind of work, so I came over here and talked to (FiveCAP Community Support Worker) Julie (Ingison) and I’ve been here every day since.

“I enjoy the people, especially the people I work with. I enjoy going home at night knowing I helped somebody.”

Witucki has recommended volunteering to several people she knows and encourages people to get visit FiveCAP to learn about ways they can contribute. Ingison added that there are a variety of volunteer opportunities for everyone.

“We have a place for volunteers of all ages and abilities,” she said. “Some of our older volunteers can’t use a computer or can’t lift, but they can help clients fill out paperwork. We can always find something for volunteers to do.”

“We have several different things for people to do as volunteers. With food distribution, we need people to pack and carry out the boxes, and we need a lot of people to help unload the truck. Without these volunteers, we would not be able to distribute food on our own.”

Volunteers also help operate FiveCAP’s Manistee County office by manning the reception desk, answering the phone, helping clients fill out paperwork, answering some of their questions and directing them to programs and services available to help.

At specific times during the year the agency also needs volunteers to help with annual events. Each Christmas, the agency collects presents and distributes them to families in need through Toys for Tots/Gifts for Teens. Volunteers help sort and set up the toys and also assist the families as they “shop” for gifts on the day of distribution. During the annual garden and food preservation workshops, volunteers also help FiveCAP staff sort plants or canning and freezing supplies into individual packages that are given to workshop participants.

Manistee Carol 1“I could not do my job without the help of our volunteers,” Ingison said. “The value of their help is hard to put into words.”

Since the beginning of October, FiveCAP has had 64 volunteers contribute more than 1,250 hours during 20 different events, including Toys for Tots/Gifts for Teens, food distributions, workshop and the annual Walk for Warmth fundraiser.

“Some people think they don’t have time to volunteer,” Ingison said, adding there are other ways to contribute to FiveCAP’s programs. “Some people give of resources through pantry, toy and crocheted/knitted hat donations. These are just as valuable. We don’t get a lot of funds to cover our pantry so donations are always helpful. I have two gentlemen that come in every month and get a list of what our pantry needs and goes and purchase it. We call them our pantry angels (they have kept us from having to shut down our pantry all year). This year we exceeded last year’s pantries given back in June and the year is only half over.”

Volunteering can be an eye-opening experience. Witucki said people would be surprised at the number of people in need in the community.

“If you want to give back or put something in your life, it’s a good feeling,” she added. “It’s a great feeling.”

For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer for FiveCAP’s programs, stop by the Manistee County office, located at 265 First St., in Manistee, or call (231) 723-8327.

‘Glad to be a helper’

Mason County volunteers help FiveCAP provide assistance to people in need

At 85 years old, Fred Annand said he feels “great,” and has no desire to spend all his time at home, watching television. Since 2010, the Mason County resident has been volunteering for FiveCAP, Inc. and can often be found helping out at the agency’s food distribution programs.

“It gives me something to do,” Annand said. “I enjoy getting out and having some purpose in life. I enjoy meeting the people as I’m passing the food boxes out and it’s a nice group of people that I work with.”

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FiveCAP Community Support Director Holly Haywood presents a certificate of appreciation to Mason County volunteer Fred Annand for his dedication to the agency’s programs.

Annand is on hand for all of the programs that FiveCAP offers, including the annual self-sufficiency workshops and Toys for Tots/Gifts for Teens at Christmastime.

“I just enjoy the whole thing,” he added.

FiveCAP Community Support Director Holly Haywood said the contribution of volunteers like Annand is essential to the agency’s continued ability to provide services to low-income residents.

“We couldn’t do food distribution without them,” Haywood said, noting that FiveCAP’s service area encompasses four counties and each county has its own office and programs to operate. “We have one staff person for each county and give out more than 1,000 boxes for CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program) and more than 1,500 for TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) between all four counties. Without volunteers to unload, pack and distribute the supplies, we couldn’t have these programs.”

While Haywood said she can find a place for anyone who wants to contribute, in Mason County, volunteers are especially needed to help unload the semi that delivers the food for both of its distribution programs.

“We can use volunteers of every age and ability, always,” she said, “but we’re in particular need right now of a couple of people who can do a bit of lifting.”

At specific times during the year the agency also needs volunteers to help with annual events. Each Christmas, the agency collects presents and distributes them to families in need through Toys for Tots/Gifts for Teens. Volunteers help sort and set up the toys and also assist the families as they “shop” for gifts on the day of distribution. During the annual garden and food preservation workshops, volunteers also help FiveCAP staff sort plants or canning and freezing supplies into individual packages that are given to workshop participants.

Annand recommends volunteering to others, and has recruited old friends to join him and made new friends along the way.

“I’ve recommended it to different people,” he said of volunteering. “My neighbors, I talk to them every day and I recommended it to them and they are very involved now too. We pick up (another volunteer) and we all ride together to save on mileage.

“I feel I’m doing something constructive. When I work, I’m accomplishing something. I just think it’s a wonderful program and I’m glad to be a helper. I even ask Holly every once in a while if she has anything else for me to do.”

For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer for FiveCAP’s programs, stop by the Mason County office, located at 302 North Main St., in Scottville, or call (231) 757-3785.

Camaraderie built through helping others

Newaygo County volunteers help FiveCAP provide assistance to people in need

Thirty years ago, Judy North was a dedicated FiveCAP volunteer, but when she and her husband moved away from Newaygo County, she had to leave volunteering behind. After returning to the area, she was approached by FiveCAP Community Support Worker Lori Murphy, who asked if she’d consider contributing her time again.

North gladly agreed, and now logs hours every week in the agency’s White Cloud office.

Judy North Newaygo 3“I enjoy helping people,” she said. “My family’s been helped in the past, and we still get help because both my husband and I are retired.”

Volunteers play an important role in FiveCAP’s operations, with 17 individual volunteers logging 1,938 hours in the White Cloud office between Oct. 1, 2013 and July 16 of this year. They help with office operations, answering phones, helping clients fill out paperwork and answering some of the simpler questions.

“I have cheat sheets for them, so they become well-versed in everything they need to know and eventually they help answer questions,” Murphy said. “They even get asked the same questions out in the community that I do and are able to tell people where they can get the help they need. They’re like ambassadors out there.”

There is a wide variety of roles volunteers can fill, and Murphy said there are opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to contribute.

“For the workshops, we need help with the preparation and distribution of the garden and food preservation supplies,” she said. “With the food programs, volunteers unload the semi, pack the boxes and carry them out to clients’ cars. In the office, volunteers answer phones and take applications. They can’t approve anything, of course, but the more help they can provide with the paperwork, the more time I have to spend getting clients the help they need. It really expedites the services.”

Murphy said the experience of her volunteers ranges. One volunteer has been contributing their time for 20 years, while the newest member of the corps has only been with the agency for three months. The environment is welcoming, she added.

“On food days lunch is provided, potluck style, we all take turns,” she said. “The volunteers have become comrades, almost. When a new volunteer comes in, some of the ones who have been here for a while take them under their wings. It’s just amazing to see how many people can get together, and it doesn’t matter what their background is or how old they are or if they have a disability. They listen to each other.

“They have a lot of fun. If it’s fun, it’s not work. They’re just keeping their hands busy while they talk to each other. It’s rewarding for the volunteers themselves. They come from such unique groups, but they develop this teamwork and get to socialize with one another. They share stories from their lives, and we have all learned a lot of history from each other. It’s fun to sit back and listen.”

North said she’s counts the other volunteers as friends, and often encourages others to get involved with FiveCAP.

“If you have some extra time, help is always needed and the programs are good for the community,” she said. “The volunteers in the White Cloud office are very, very nice and personable people.”

TEFAP distribution taking place at FiveCAP on Sept. 4

FiveCAP, Inc. will be distributing boxes for The Emergency Food Assistance Program on Thursday, Sept. 4. TEFAP is distributed every three months to income-eligible residents of FiveCAP’s four-county service area.

“The income guidelines for TEFAP are a little higher than a lot of the other food assistance programs out there,” said FiveCAP Community Support Director Holly Haywood, “so it’s nice for families or individuals who just need a little bit of help every three months. It’s all non-perishable food, which is nice because most of the items can be saved in the cupboard for the times when the grocery budget is a bit tight. It helps stretch the dollars people do have to spend on food a little farther.”

TEFAP is open to households with income at or below 200 percent of poverty, which is $23,340 for an individual and increases by $8,120 for each additional household member. Applicants must provide 30 days proof of income, birthdates and social security numbers for each member of the household and a valid ID showing that the applicant resides in the county they will be receiving food.

Below are the distribution locations for each of our four counties, as well as a list of foods that will be included in each box.

NEWAYGO COUNTY

The TEFAP boxes will include canned beef, oat circles cereal, corn, cranberry juice concentrate, dry egg mix, boxed milk, egg noodles, rolled oats, pears, pink salmon and beef stew.

Distribution will take place on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newaygo County FiveCAP office, located at 434 North Evergreen Drive, in White Cloud. To apply for the program, stop by the office, or for more information call (231) 689-6688.

LAKE COUNTY

The TEFAP boxes will include canned beef, oat circles cereal, corn, cranberry juice concentrate, dry egg mix, boxed milk, egg noodles, rolled oats, pears, pink salmon and beef stew.

Distribution will take place on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake County FiveCAP office, located at 2476 West 44th St., in Baldwin. To apply for the program, stop by the office, or for more information, call (231) 745-4617.

MASON COUNTY

The TEFAP boxes will include canned beef, oat circles cereal, corn, cranberry juice concentrate, dry egg mix, boxed milk, egg noodles, rolled oats, pears, pink salmon and beef stew.

Distribution will take place on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at FiveCAP’s Johnson Road warehouse. To apply for the program, stop by the Mason County office, located at 302 North Main St., in Scottville, or for more information, call (231) 757-3785.

MANISTEE COUNTY

The TEFAP boxes will include canned beef, oat circles cereal, cranberry juice concentrate, dry egg mix, boxed milk, egg noodles, rolled oats, pears, pink salmon and beef stew.

Distribution will take place on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manistee County FiveCAP office, located at 265 First St., in Manistee. To apply for the program, stop by the office, or for more information, call (231) 723-8327.

Getting ready to heat up the course

Registration open for FiveCAP’s Golf for Warmth

FiveCAP, Inc. is teeing up for its 10th annual Golf for Warmth event, being held on Friday, Aug. 1 at Manistee National Golf & Resort. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the event will officially kick off with a shotgun start at 9.

Golf 1

The Big “K” Construction team of John Larr, Kenner McKie, John Sobaski and Phile McKie won the 2013 Golf for Warmth scramble.

Golf for Warmth is a 9-hole scramble and will be followed by a buffet lunch and live auction.

“We look forward to Golf for Warmth each year,” said FiveCAP Community Support Director Holly Haywood. “It’s always a fun way to gather our supporters together, enjoy the beauty of Manistee National and raise funds for a very worthy cause.

“Coming off such a difficult winter, we’re more aware than ever of the importance of our Walk for Warmth fund. This is the money that allows us to provide a safety net to families in need who are facing an emergency, but might not otherwise qualify for government assistance programs. It’s easy to forget the need for these funds when it’s warm outside, but making sure we have funds available when people need them is a year-round concern at FiveCAP.”

All of the money raised for FiveCAP through Golf for Warmth is used to support families in Manistee, Mason, Lake and Newaygo counties.

Each member of the winning team will receive an overnight stay package at the Little River Casino & Resort. Participants will also have the chance to win a 2014 Dodge Dart in the hole-in-one contest, sponsored by Watson’s Manistee Chrysler, being held on a specified hole.

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Jane Allison putted for the Lake-Osceola State Bank team while fellow golfer Naomi Davis watched.

Manistee National Golf & Resort is located at 4797 US-31 South, in Manistee. Contact them at (231) 723-8874 to register for the event. Teams will be registered in groups of four and men’s, women’s and mixed teams are welcome.

Registration is $50 per person or $40 for members, with a portion of all proceeds being donated to FiveCAP’s Walk for Warmth funds. The registration fee also includes 9 holes of golf with a cart and a buffet lunch.

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. FiveCAP is seeking tee sponsors, donations for course prizes and program advertisers. Additionally, a business can sponsor a four-person team of non-members for $200 or a four-person team of members for $160.

To become a sponsor or to learn more about Golf for Warmth or any of the FiveCAP’s other low-income assistance programs, call (231) 757-3785.

Learning to grow, tend and harvest

Free plants, advice offered at FiveCAP’s annual garden workshop

The growing season may have been delayed by the long winter and cold spring, but the time to plant vegetables is quickly approaching, as is FiveCAP, Inc.’s annual gardening workshop.

garden workshopThe workshop is offered free of charge to income-eligible residents of FiveCAP’s service area. In addition to receiving a variety of vegetable plants to get their garden started, attendees will also have access to the expertise of a master gardener who will share tips and techniques for getting the best harvest from each plant.

“Growing your own food is one of the most empowering self-sufficiency tools available,” said FiveCAP Community Support Director Holly Haywood. “Many of our clients suffer from some level of food insecurity and depend on our food distributions or government food assistance programs, so how much they get and what they get is completely out of their control.

“But when people grow their own food, they are able to reclaim some semblance of control. They plant, tend and harvest their vegetables and then serve them to their families. There is a lot of pride taken by gardeners in general, but that sense of accomplishment increases exponentially when you consider what food actually means to someone who is dependent on outside sources to provide enough to get by.”

IMG_9018 (2)The workshop will also provide attendees the opportunity to have their questions answered by an expert, making the information is relevant to everyone from novices about to plant their first plot to veterans who have many harvests under their belts.

Each attendee will receive two of the following plants: green beans, Roma tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, tomatoes, green peppers, zucchini and broccoli.

In the fall, FiveCAP will follow up with a food preservation workshop, at which time another expert will advise attendees on the best methods for canning or freezing what they’ve grown so they can continue to enjoy the fruits of their labor long after the growing season is done.

The following are the dates and times for the garden workshops in each of the four counties in FiveCAP’s service area.

MASON COUNTY

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at FiveCAP’s Johnson Road warehouse in Scottville. To register, call FiveCAP at (231) 757-3785 or stop by the Mason County office, located at 302 North Main St., in Scottville.

MANISTEE COUNTY

Manistee Community Kitchen horticulturist Britt Uecker will again lead the workshop, answering questions and providing helpful information. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at the Manistee County FiveCAP office, located at 265 First St., in Manistee. To register, call FiveCAP at (231) 723-8327, or stop by the Manistee County office.

LAKE COUNTY

The workshop will be led by Connie Theunick-Perley, who will answer questions and provide helpful information. It will take place on Wednesday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lake County FiveCAP office, located at 2476 West 44th St., in Baldwin. To register, stop by the office or call (231) 745-4617.

NEWAYGO COUNTY

The workshop will again be led by Kathy Alford, who will answer questions and provide helpful information. It will take place on Tuesday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Newaygo County FiveCAP office, located at 434 North Evergreen Dr., in White Cloud. To register, stop by the office or call (231) 689-6688.