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January 15, 2014
PORTSMOUTH — 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) 2012 Annual Report that was presented during the Agency’s Annual Meeting at Shawnee Lodge outside 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 2012 Annual Report, “Expanding Our Mission,” highlighted the variety of programs and initiatives made possible through the work 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 in addition to reports on a number of new initiatives that have supported and expanded the agency’s mission and vision.
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 2012 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, then click “Publications.” Underneath “Annual Report”, click on “2012.”
The 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 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Agency also has a Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/AreaAgencyOnAgingDistrict7.