County News

Lenawee County. We believe it’s the greatest county in Michigan. That’s why we continue to invest in a wide range of county programs and services to make this the best place to live in Michigan. 

Aug 04

Understanding Hoarding in Older Adults: A Closer Look at a Complex Issue

Posted on August 4, 2023 at 12:23 PM by Jennifer Ambrose

As we age, we accumulate memories, possessions, and sentimental items that remind us of cherished moments. However, for some older adults, this natural process of collecting can escalate into a more severe problem known as hoarding. Hoarding is a complex psychological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, and older adults are not exempt from its grasp.

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Jun 20

Lenawee Community Collection Event a Success

Posted on June 20, 2023 at 10:39 AM by Jennifer Ambrose

Organized by the Lenawee County Solid Waste Committee, this event is designed to provide free or low-cost recycling opportunities to area residents as they clean up their yards, garages, sheds, and basements during the spring months.

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May 12

Lenawee County Veterans Received $69,954,000 Last Year

Posted on May 12, 2023 at 4:08 PM by Jennifer Ambrose

During the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2022, data shows that 5,910 veterans resided in Lenawee County, with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expenditures totaling $69,954,000.  Of this total, Lenawee County veterans and their families received $35,590,000 in service-connected disability compensation, DIC death compensation, veteran’s pension, and survivor’s pension benefits; $1,599,000 for educational & vocational rehabilitation benefits; $126,000 for insurance and indemnities; $32,638,000 for medical care expenditures with 2,116 unique patients who received treatment at a VA health care facility. 

The influx of money into the Lenawee County economy was a significant portion of the $5,802,859,000 VA expended to serve the 530,586 veterans living throughout the State of Michigan.

Over half of all VA expenditures are paid directly to veterans and their families.  The balance of the money is used to support the VA medical services and health care programs provided at Michigan’s 5 VA Medical Centers (VAMC), 32 Outpatient Clinics (OPC) and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) along with 11 Vet Centers located throughout the State.

To inquire about veteran related benefits, services, and resources, please contact the Lenawee County Department of Veterans Affairs located in the Human Services Building at 1040 S. Winter St., Ste. 3017 in Adrian, MI 49221.  Assisting Lenawee County veterans, their dependents and survivors in obtaining Federal, State, and County benefits.  To an obtain a list of required documents and information needed to file a claim for benefits or temporary emergency assistance, please call (517) 264-5335 or visit the office. Open to the Public:  Monday – Thursday, morning hours: 8:00 a.m. – noon, afternoon hours: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Closed on Fridays for administrative purposes. You can also obtain information directly from the VA by calling their toll-free line, 1-800-827-1000 or by visiting