Area Agency on Aging
NECALG is the designated Area Agency on Aging, and receives an allocation from Title III of the Older American’s Act to provide a variety of eligible services in Northeastern Colorado for citizens over the age of 60.
In FY 2010, the operating budget for the Area Agency on Aging was $863,543. Funding sources include:
- Federal Government
- State Government
- Local Government
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
- Project income (suggested donations for services provided to clients)
The purpose of the Area Agency on Aging is to promote opportunities for independent living among older persons in the area and to assist senior citizens age with dignity.
In May 2011, the N.E. Colorado Area Agency on Aging will be starting an enhanced Information and Assistance Program through the Adult Resources for Care and Help (ARCH).
To assist in meeting these goals, the following services are being sponsored in each the six counties of Northeastern Colorado:
- Ombudsman functions,
- Congregate meals & home delivered meals
- Legal (more info)
- Health screening and promotion
- Senior center programs
- Caregiver information and assistance
- Outreach, homemaker services
- Old Age Pension Dental Program
- Medicaid Part D
- Transportation for the elderly
A regional senior citizens advisory committee reviews the proposed services and recommends the allocation of resources in the region.
A caregiver writes,
Just wanted to thank you for visiting mom. She was confused over what needed to be done and you really reassured her. I talk with her about anything she plans to do financially, but without having the paper work, it's sometimes hard. You saved me a trip from Dallas. The care and support is very much appreciated.
Another client's note on Insurance Counseling, "I am in the process of securing the necessary changes to have better medical and prescription coverage. Without your (Ms. M) valuable input, I would not have had a clue as how to proceed. Thanks for meeting with me and giving me the computer printout. I will forward my new coverage information to my family when the transition is complete. Your valuable and professional help with both frozen meals and my insurance needs have saved my life. Your superiors need to know what a crucial service you provide to the seniors in your area of responsibility."