-Sonja G. Honkala
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"As a millennial it is a pleasure working for this agency. Knowing that I serve an underserved population with kindness and compassion is greatly satisfying. I am very thankful to be a millennial who is touching the lives of those who paved the way for me."
Information & Referral Specialist
"I have been here 6-1/2 years and feel blessed that I have had this experience. My team on the HelpLine is young, bright and eager to learn and contribute to the seniors They inspire me greatly. I am on the other end of the spectrum. I have had many years of life experiences which have helped me relate to the seniors and help them in many ways. This is a wonderful place to be at this time of my life."
- Ruth Gluck
Information & Referral Specialist
“I began working at the Area Agency on Aging in February 2007. This is by far the longest time I have worked for an employer. There are several reasons why I have chosen to stay at the agency. The most important reason for me is the agency’s mission. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you are applying your professional skills to help some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Our board members and CEO are incredible folks that understand, care about, and support the mission and our work. Our CEO implemented agency values we must all live by every day. These values include respecting each other, humility, appreciation, and accountability. Our CEO does not put himself above these values but leads us by example. If you cannot commit to these values, you cannot work here.
When you have an organization that supports you and has your best interest at heart, combine that with our mission, producing quality work becomes a pleasure. The ten years I have been here have been the best ten years of my professional life. “
- Jose Muniz
"I am grateful and proud to be employed with the AAA. The very moment I heard of the Agency, I was informed “We have VALUES”. One year later I am here to testify, “YES WE DO”!
Humility Gratitude (Appreciation) Respect Responsibility
These Values are displayed and upheld by our leadership team, and expected from all staff members, volunteers and inspired by those we serve throughout the communities.
I am impressed and amazed to learn that our Agency provides resources that help seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers with valued resource services needed to sustain daily living. Our Centers of Excellence provide patience and guidance for a variety of situations including: the Resource “HELPLINE”, Crimes against the elderly, health insurance needs, Healthy Living programs and incentives, nutrition education and meals, transportation, Caregiver training, respite care and a host of like services. We provide assistance for qualifying and obtaining these beneficial services. We also train senior volunteers so they may give back to the community by mentoring children in our school systems and by helping other seniors stay active, productive and connected.
I wish my siblings and I would have known about the AAA when called to care for our aging parents as we became very “burnt out” after several years of caregiving. I believe we would have had a more rewarding and uplifting experience had we been supported by the resources available through AAA."
- Angie Peacock
Fiscal Grants Manager