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AREA AGENCY ON AGING-NACOG
Director elected as an officer to the NANASP board serving as the Treasurer!
Director Mary Beals-Luedtka joins esteemed national colleagues to help drive change for the aging network and people with disabilities!
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Area Agency on Aging Region III - NACOG serves clients in the four Northern Counties of Arizona, excluding the reservations.
We are a part of a national network of organizations, established under the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA) to respond to the needs of Older Adults. There are 618 Area Agencies on Aging throughout the United States.
All Area Agencies advocate, plan, coordinate, develop and deliver services for seniors 60 years and older and for family caregivers. To meet its objectives, the Area Agency on Aging contracts with over 26 social service providers, health departments and nutrition sites to deliver services that assist the elderly, helping them to remain in their homes as long as possible. Over 330,000.00 hot meals are served to seniors in the region each year, 19,476 rides and more than 26,000 hours of in-home care are provided.
Direct service through Area Agency staff is also available for Medicare/Benefits counseling, Resident Advocacy through the ombudsman program, Information and Referral, Evidenced Based Health and Wellness, Family Caregiver Supports, Case Management and CST Monitoring systems. Staff and volunteers regularly visit Northern Arizona communities for the purpose of training, educating and advocating on important senior issues, and meeting individually with senior clients.
The Older Americans Act and Social Service Block Grants through the Social Security Act primarily fund the Area Agency on Aging (AAA). The Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) allocate funds on a regional basis, to the AAA. Client donations are encouraged and help ensure the stability and success of all programs offered through the AAA.
Area Agency on Aging
43 S. San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5222
Local Area Phone Numbers
Flagstaff: (928) 213-5215
Prescott Valley: (928) 775-9993
Cottonwood: (928) 649-3763
Lakeside: (928) 537-6402
Area Agency on Aging NACOG provides answers on aging through resources, services, and advocacy.
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
Policy Alert: President Signs RAISE Family Caregivers Act
President Trump has signed the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act into law. The bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop, maintain, and periodically update a National Family Caregiving Strategy. The bill also calls on HHS to convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to advise the department on ways to recognize and support family caregivers. This Council will be comprised of relevant federal agency representatives as well as family caregivers, older adults with long-term services and support needs, health care providers, and other key players in the caregiving community.
Many thanks to President Trump and to the congressional co-sponsors of this legislation, including Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Diane Black (R-TN).
Thank you also to all the advocates who worked so hard for the passage of this bill. The RAISE Family Caregivers Act is a significant step in bolstering family caregivers on the national level, and its passage is a promising victory as we head into 2018. We at the Alliance will continue to follow this law into implementation.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.caregiving.org/national-landscape/
For analysis of the bill, please see Next Avenue, "What the New Raise FAMILY Caregivers Act Will Do."
People aged 65 years or older are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature.
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The Critical Signals Technologies (CST) Offers Immediate Help During an Emergency or As a Tool to Help Combat Isolation & Loneliness with the Push of a Button!
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Answers on Aging | Pharmacy Benefits
The Maximize Your Pharmacy Benefits Consumer Guide help's to make sure that you have the information you need to maximize your pharmacy benefits
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