We promote independence, dignity, health and

wellbeing.

 

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Through each life stage, we promote seniors and adults with disabilities in our community with programs and services that promote their independence, dignity, health and wellbeing. For their caregivers, we strive to ease the confusion and anxiety of caring for a loved one in their later years. By administering programs supported by local, state and federal funding, along with the generosity of individuals and organizations, we work to improve the quality of life for those whose lives we touch.

 

We...Help. The heart and soul of Your Aging & Disability Resource Center is the Helpline which is the gateway to publicly funded services for seniors provided under the Older Americans Act, If you are looking for help to enroll in Medicaid, information and assistance, food or in home services, Your Aging & Disability Resource Center's Helpline is here to help. If you are in need of adult day care, home delivered meals, respite care, congregate meals, personal care or prescription savings, the Helpline may be able to help. We also provide energy-related financial assistance on an individual basis to keep the power on, or fix a broken heating or cooling system.

We...Empower. We provide a variety of services that make it possible for elders to live independently in their own homes, including home-delivered meals, in-home help, nutrition education, transportation, medical supplies and outreach companionship. Our Healthy Living Center's focus is on prevention, intervention, chronic disease management, wellness screenings and education to empower and improve quality of life.

We...Enrich. Our programs enhance the lives of seniors by offering opportunities for them to reach out to the community and connect with all ages in a meaningful way. We recruit, train and place volunteers to provide supportive services to others, including respite for caregivers of elders, enabling them to remain self-sufficient and independent. Our Foster Grandparent Program enriches the lives of low-income seniors (and many children) by giving them the opportunity to serve as mentors and tutors to children in pre-K through third grade.

We...Educate. We provide health education on important issues such as medication management, osteoporosis, injury prevention, mental health and Alzheimer's disease. To help seniors make sense of the often complicated Medicare programs, our SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteer counselors provide health insurance counseling, including decoding medical statements, filing claims, and, when necessary, processing appeals.

We...Comfort. Our caregiver support programs help relieve the emotional, physical and financial hardships of individuals providing care through a variety of services, including training, counseling, group adult day care programs, housing improvements, legal services and medical supplies when necessary.

We...Advocate. We provide assistance to elders who are victims of a crime through personal advocacy, criminal justice support and assistance in filing for victim compensation claims. In accordance with the Older Americans Act, we comment on all actions affecting seniors and their welfare. We are active in policy development and provide training to advocates on senior issues.

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