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Services

Agency on Aging staff members provide some of the services funded by the Agency. Other services are rendered by organizations that subcontract with the Agency on Aging. Some services are not available in some areas. The Agency on Aging funds or provides the following services: 

Information and Assistance

Help with identifying services to meet the particular needs of an older person, and assistance, if needed, with arranging services. Information on a wide variety of age-related topics.


Senior Employment Services

Job training and placement for people age 55 and older who meet the program's federal income guidelines.


Transportation

To senior lunch sites, medical appointments, and grocery shopping.


Meals Served at Senior Lunch Sites

(called "congregate meals")


Recreation Activities

At senior centers and other central locations.


Health Promotion Activities

Such as group exercise, walking clubs, health awareness programs, nutrition counseling, and "Chronic Disease Self Management Education" workshops.


Home Repair

Small jobs, and small modifications for safety and accessibility.


Insurance Counseling

About Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and long-term care insurance policies.


Emergency Services

Provides limited financial assistance for basic needs.


Adult Day Care

Stipends to help people with low income afford the cost of Adult Day Care.


Home-Delivered Meals

A hot lunch delivered on weekdays.  Other types of meals like shelf stable and frozen meals are provided in some areas.


Personal Care

Help with bathing, dressing, grooming, and ambulation. Average level of service is two hours per day, two days per week.


Respite Care

Offers the caregiver a few hours off from the care of a family member who is age 60 and older.  Average level of service is three hours, one day per week.  Additional hours of respite may be available for the care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease.


Care Coordination

Connects older people with a variety of services and resources that they need to stay well and independent. 


Chore

Help with heavy household tasks and general maintenance of the home. 


Long-Term Care Ombudsman

An advocate who resolves problems for people receiving long-term care. This includes people who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and people who receive home health services at home. The Ombudsman also provides information about long-term care.


Legal Assistance

For older citizens (who meet the program's federal income guidelines) in certain types of civil matters, such as consumer issues; housing problems; public benefits (e.g. Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security); pensions and retirement health benefits. 


Mobility Management Services

Voucher Program (local non-emergency medical transportation), Miles 4 Vets (wheelchair-accessible transportation for veterans to Salem VA Medical Center and Danville Community-Based Outpatient Clinic), and Volunteer Driver Program (out-of-town non-emergency medical transportation).  Programs serve people of all ages.