Mission: To empower individuals to age with independence and dignity by providing leadership direction, advocacy, and support for a comprehensive coordinated continuum of care.
Programs: We provide $21.4 million in grants to underwrite a range of services for the elderly and their families and caregivers in our seven county service area through a network of local service agencies. The services we offer through these contracts include, but are not limited to, emergency energy assistance, congregate and home delivered meals, recreation, education, shopping assistance, case management, health support, home repair and modification, adult day care, homemaker, personal care, legal assistance and transportation as well as support, training, counseling and respite for caregivers including grandparents raising grandchildren. We also manage the Elder Helpline, SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders) and Resource Center.
I have been pleasantly surprised at the dedication of the volunteers who work for this agency. I have had the pleasure of interviewing some of the elders that we serve, and most of the responses were well pleased with the services being rendered. I am presently interviewing seniors about the dining facility, quality of food, etc., and so far, have found no serious complaints.