In an effort to recruit volunteers and to spread the word about the programs and services available within the Area Agency on Aging, Melissa Howtopat was a guest speaker at a forum held by the Mid-Columbia Fellowship of Churches.
- 13 Senior Nutrition Programs
- Oregon Project Independence
- Information and Referral
- Living Well With Chronic Conditions
- Friendly Visitor Program
- Senior Health Insurance Benefits
- Money Management
- National Family Caregiver Support Program
- Options Counseling
Contact Melissa at 541-298-4101 to find out more about having her present at your location.
Area Agency on Aging Director
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) continues to move forward in a positive direction. On March 12th we learned that the State Unit on Aging awarded the AAA a $15,000 grant with the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). The grant letter stated, “I have heard good things about the SHIBA program at your agency and I would like to have the SMP represented in your counties.” Continue reading
By Shirley Ludlow, Outreach Specialist AAA
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has partnered with Living Well With Chronic Conditions to provide a class developed by Stanford University, to motivate people and teach them how to take control of their health and their lives. Classes have been taught by trained volunteers in all five of our counties.
Success stories amass as the classes unfold! Continue reading
Area Agency on Aging
At the November 27th meeting of the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board meeting, the Board reviewed the 23 recommendations from the State Unit on Aging (SUA) review team. At that meeting, the new Area Agency on Aging, Marvin Pohl, MSW, was introduced to the Board. He discussed his perspective on the position of Director and how he proposes to address some of the recommendations in the recent State review of MCCOG’s operation of the AAA programs.
Pohl described that his focus on overall AAA roles, partnerships and resource development will be to strengthen relationships and develop functional partnerships with the Aging services provider networks, including; local health department, coordinating with local APD office, Community Action agencies, housing authority, Veterans services and the hospital systems. This will facilitate the AAA to be engaged in County or Regional planning and partnership development with other organizations addressing aging and disability services. Thus, increasing the capacity and functioning of the AAA in the community.