The Star-Herald

Agency on Aging joins Home for the Holidays

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Aroostook Agency on Aging is excited to participate in the 2019 Home for the Holidays campaign, led by the Eldercare Locator, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the U.S. Administration for Community Living in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. 

The goal of the campaign is to ensure that older adults and their caregivers are aware of the many local resources available in communities around the country to support older adults who may need to make home modifications to ensure their homes meet their evolving mobility needs.
 
“The home modification process can seem daunting and many older adults don’t know where to start. That’s where we can step in to help,” says Joy Barresi Saucier, Executive Director. Our agency is participating in this national campaign because we know how important it is for older adults to have the necessary tools and resources to help them continue living in their homes, which is where they want to live.”
 
Launched every year during the holiday season, Home for the Holidays encourages discussion of important issues affecting older Americans at a time of the year when family and friends often gather. The new consumer brochure that is the centerpiece of this year’s campaign, Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging, aims to ensure that older adults and their caregivers are aware of the services and programs available in communities around the country to support them as they modify their homes for successful aging.  Brochures are available at the main office of the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 260 Main Street in Presque Isle.
 
As part of the national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and the more than 250 Title VI Native American aging programs providing crucial home and community-based services and supports for older adults in virtually every community in the country, the Aroostook Agency on Aging is uniquely positioned to support older adults and caregivers at all stages of exploring their options when modifying their homes to meet their changing mobility needs.

A non-profit serving Aroostook County since 1972, the Aroostook Agency on Aging’s mission is to improve the quality of life, maximize the independence and promote the well-being of older people in northern Maine.  It does this through programs and services for older adults and individuals with disabilities focused on food assistance, transportation, elder care, caregiver support and health insurance counseling.  

Contact the Agency at 207-764-3396, 1-800-439-1789 or www.aroostookaging.org for information or assistance.

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