Agency on Aging Area 4

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program

Currently, the fastest growing segment of the population is older adults (age 65+), who are also the healthiest, most active and best educated in our history. Added to this is the ever-increasing numbers of adults 60+ who are in an ideal position to act as...

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August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Month.  Traditionally, the importance of immunizations are focused on the young.  In fact, immunizations are important for people of all ages. Vaccine-preventable diseases cause significant illness, hospitalization, pain, disability, and death in the United States. Older adults are disproportionately affected: Pneumonia causes between...

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Stay Safe in the Heat

This coming week our region is going to experience triple digit temperatures.  It is imperative that older adults be careful during this heat wave.  People over the age of 65 are less efficient in regulating body temperature because they don’t sweat as much as younger...

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Know Abuse. Report Abuse.

      June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  For every case of elder abuse reported, an estimated four cases go unreported.  It is up to us as caring professionals, community members, and neighbors to be on the lookout for the older adults and younger vulnerable...

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National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke and every four minutes someone dies from a stroke.  This makes strokes the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blockage stops...

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Older Americans Month 2016: “Blaze a Trail”

    May is Older Americans Month, which is an annual event dating back to 1963.  Originally, Present John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month.  It was later renamed Older Americans Month, honoring older Americans and celebrating their contributions to our communities and our nation. Older...

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Older Americans Act Reauthorized

Recently, President Obama signed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016.  This is a cause for celebration!  The Older Americans Act (OAA) is what funds all of the Area Agencies on Aging nationwide.  Last July, the President called on Congress to reauthorize this important...

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Town Hall Meetings

In February, AAA4 began conducting a series of town hall meetings throughout our 7 county region.  The purpose is to hear directly from each community about their needs, gaps in service, what is working, what is not.  This will guide AAA4 in planning for the...

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We’re moving! v2

We are knee deep in boxes as AAA4 prepares to move at the end of this month.  We have been at our current location since 1999.  Staff have many fond memories of this location.  They remember their grown children coming into the office when they...

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