AAA7 Releases Annual Report
by Brenda Gibson
Helpful information including consumer stories, statistics, and impact of services were among some of the items included in the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 2011 Annual Report that was recently presented during the Agency’s Annual Meeting at the Southern Ohio Medical Center Friends Center in Portsmouth. The AAA7 provides services to ten counties in Ohio including Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.
The AAA7’s 2011 Annual Report, “Bridging the Gap Between Care Settings,” highlighted the many accomplishments of AAA7 staff, Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and provider organizations throughout the ten counties served by the AAA7. Stories sharing consumer experiences and how the variety of programs the AAA7 provides have helped them were a feature throughout the publication. The programs provided through the AAA7 help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay.
“This Annual Report shares the many achievements, commitment and dedication by all who work to make available program options for older adults and those with disabilities,” stated Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging District 7. “Through the many stories and information surrounding the programs we provide, we hope that readers will have better knowledge of these services and the impact they make in providing resources that allow citizens in our 10 counties to remain in the one place they call their own…home.”
The AAA7 2011 Annual Report is available to view online at the Agency’s website, www.aaa7.org. At the home page, click the “AAA7 Information” link on the left side of the page. Once on this page, underneath “Publications,” click on “Annual Report” and then “2011.”
Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay. The AAA7’s Resource Center is also available to anyone in the community looking for information or assistance with long-term care options. Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, the Resource Center is a valuable contact for learning more about options and what programs and services are available for assistance.
Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 (TTY: 711). Here, individuals can speak directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve their needs. The Agency also offers an in-home assessment at no cost for those who are interested in learning more. Information is also available on www.aaa7.org, or the Agency can be contacted through e-mail at email@example.com. The Agency also has a Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/AreaAgencyOnAgingDistrict7.
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