Agency on Aging Area 4

We’re moving!

I have exciting news!  The Agency on Aging \ Area 4 is moving to a new location.  After a long search we have found a location that completely meets our needs.  The current office will close its doors on Thursday, February 25th.  We will open...

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Our 2015 Accomplishments

As the year comes to a close, I am reflecting back on what a productive year it has been.  Despite the increasing older adult population and almost flat funding, we accomplished many things.  None of this would have been possible without AAA4’s wonderful staff, supportive Governing Board...

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Community Survey

Every 4 years Area Agencies on Aging are required to develop a plan on what services will be provided to the 60+ population in their respective geographic area.  It is time for AAA4 to develop our 4 year plan.  We began by conducting comprehensive needs...

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Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a great time to honor and support the 65 million Americans who provide care for their older and disabled loved ones.  Caregivers are an integral part of the system of care in this country.  They often put their own...

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Older Adults and Dental Care

October is National Dental Hygiene Month.  Before October ends, I want to mention a few things about older adults and dental care.  For the first time in our history older adults are aging with their own teeth.  75% of Americans still have their natural teeth...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  As a breast cancer survivor, I cannot stress the importance of early detection.  This is especially true for older women.  Of the 200,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in this country annually, 40% occur in women over the age...

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Medicare Part B

The National Association of Agencies on Aging (N4A) is beginning advocacy efforts to stop a substantial increase to Medicare Part B premiums.  According to the recent Medicare Trustees report, Medicare Part B premiums are expected to increase by 52 percent for nearly one-third of all...

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Flu Season

  It is time to think about getting a flu shot.  The flu can make existing health conditions worse and is especially dangerous for people with chronic health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes, which often effect older adults.  Older adults with these conditions are more...

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Aging and Adult Resource Connections

Aging and Adult Resource Connections (ADRC) are springing up throughout our 7 county region. An ADRC is a “no wrong door” approach to addressing the frustrations many consumers and their families experience when they need to obtain information and access to long term services and...

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Aging and Disability

On July 29, 2015 the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Nevada County put on An Aging and Disability Resource Conference in Grass Valley.  The core partners of that ADRC are Agency on Aging – Area 4 and FREED.  The ADRC “No Wrong Door”...

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