Medical Loan Closet

The OCCOA Medical Loan Closet accepts donations of durable medical equipment from businesses and individuals and loans it out to residents in need of it. The Loan Closet has a wide variety of items that can be helpful to people both on a long-term and short-term basis. Inventory at any given time is dependent upon the number of items donated and the demand for them.

Durable medical equipment typically available for loan:

  • Bath Benches
  • Canes
  • Commode chairs
  • Crutches
  • Folding walkers, both with and without front wheels
  • Four-wheel walkers with seats
  • Shower Chairs
  • Transfer Chairs (with feet)
  • Wheel chairs

Note: It is best to call the OCCOA Customer Service desk, at (989) 732-1122, before stopping by to ensure that what you need is available.


Location:  Otsego County Commission on Aging, Upper Level, 1165 Elkview Ave., Gaylord, Michigan

Days Available:  Monday through Friday (except on agency holidays)

Times: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Processing Fee:  $5.00, total, for all items checked out at one time*

* Items may be loaned for as long as needed. Items may later be returned to the OCCOA (in clean, working condition) during agency business hours. These will be returned to the loan closet until needed by someone else.


Disposable Adult Undergarments:

In addition to the durable medical goods, the OCCOA typically has a stock of disposable adult undergarments on hand for sale. Sizes and styles vary, but often include pull-ups, briefs, liners, booster pads, and protective pads, in sizes small through XXL. Please call the Customer Service staff at (989) 732-1122 to check on inventory. Prices per package usually are $2 or less.



Customer Service Coordinator Shannon Gapinski oversees the OCCOA Medical Loan Closet

The OCCOA is happy to accept your donations of both clean, durable medical equipment and disposable adult undergarments during agency hours of operation (as noted above). Acceptable items are:

  • Folding walkers, both with and without front wheels
  • Four-wheel walkers with seats
  • Wheel chairs and transfer chairs
  • Bath benches
  • Shower chairs
  • Commode chairs
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Disposable adult undergarments (pull-ups, briefs, liners, and pads)

Unfortunately, storage space and demand leaves us unable to accept:

  • Power chairs and scooters
  • Lift chairs
  • Hospital beds
  • Hoyer lifts
  • Diabetic supplies

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