Fund Development Friends of Jackson Seniors

In 1993 a group of interested citizens concerned about the quality of life for older adults residing in Jackson County established the "Friends of Jackson Seniors." The Friends of Jackson Seniors is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization with the purpose of developing funding sources to benefit seniors in the Jackson community.

Go to to view the Friends of Jackson Seniors website.

Soup's On for Seniors

In 2015 the Friends of Jackson Seniors started a yearly campaign to raise money for Meals on Wheels through an event called Soup's On for Seniors. Attendees enjoy a sampling of soup from local restaurants, entertainment and conversation with others while supporting Meals on Wheels. In 2023 the event raised $24,224 through sponsorships, ticket sales, a silent auction and donations.

Click here to learn more about Soup's On for Seniors.

Friends of Jackson Seniors Board Members


The Friends of Jackson Seniors Bylaws state the following purposes:

  1. To develop funding sources that will increase programs and services for Senior Citizens.
  2. To encourage local agencies, private organizations and interested individuals to become involved in the development of needed resources for such programs and services.
  3. To determine how, when, and in what manner to secure and distribute all funds so designated for these programs and services.

Friends of Jackson Seniors Board

Members of the Friends of Jackson Seniors Board are persons residing or working in Jackson County who are concerned with promoting and safeguarding the welfare of Older Adults.

For Further Information

If you are interested in finding out more about the Friends of Jackson Seniors, would like to apply for a membership, or make a donation, contact the Jackson County Department on Aging Director, at 517-788-4364.