Agency on Aging Area 4

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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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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