Region 10 Area Agency on Aging—“The Right Services at the Right Time”
Region 10 Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is working on its four-year plan. Montrose residents 60 and over are being asked to comment and provide feedback on the services provided by AAA.
“We want to know what’s working and not working as we proceed into the future,” said Eva Veitch, Region 10 Community Living Services Director. She spoke before a focus group at the Montrose Senior Center recently. “We are getting out and talking to seniors in the community and trying to determine if we are on the right track with how we’re spending our money. What do you need to be able to age as well as possible, wherever you want to.”
The group discussed some of the following topics:
Legal assistance-where to find an elder care lawyer
In-home services like-homemaker, personal care, shopping-how often will these service be provided per month and how to get groceries delivered
A trusted companion to go to medical appointments
Long term care ombudsman
Caregiver respite and support
Housing-senior or low income housing availability in the Montrose area
Access to services
Call tree or other reassurance
End of life wishes/concerns?
Remaining in your current home as you age, anticipating needing to make it more accessible
What are some of the possible barriers to maintaining your independence as you age?
Contact Eva for a survey or to join a focus group, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit region10.net