Fees are based on a client's income and vary by program.  See the individual service you are interested in, to find out what (if any) fees are charged for that service.


Please Note: There may be a waiting list on any of our services.

Eligibility Requirements

To enroll in Commission on Aging Programs you must:
  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of Grand Traverse County

Enrollment Steps

  1. Please complete the New Client Application (PDF File), either by;
    • Printing and filling it out by hand.
    • OR, download the pdf, fill it out, save it to your computer.  Upload the file and return it to us via our Contact Us page, email it, or mail as shown below.
  2. Send it to us, either by;
    • MAIL to us at:  Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging, 520 W Front Street, Suite B, Traverse City, MI 49684
    • OR, EMAIL us at: and attach your completed application. 
    • OR, fill out the attached Contact Us form and upload your completed application.
Return the New Client Application, along with proof of residency and proof of income to the Commission on Aging.  Clients may opt out of providing proof of income, however in choosing this option clients will pay the highest rate on our sliding fee scales.


Assessments are conducted for employee provided in-home services.  When we have program openings, clients will be scheduled for an in-home assessment.  
Assessments are not conducted for those clients receiving only transportation coupons, BATA passes, Medication or Personal Emergency Response System Units, and Outdoor Services. These clients will be asked to provide annual proof of income.