November 13 2008
1 / 16

SEMCOG UNIVERSITY The Aging Regi - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Updated On :

SEMCOG UNIVERSITY The Aging Region: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Governments Presented By: Tina Abbate Marzolf, CEO Area Agency on Aging 1-B [email protected] (800) 852-7795. November 13, 2008. Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs): A Resource For Communities.

Related searches for SEMCOG UNIVERSITY The Aging Regi

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'SEMCOG UNIVERSITY The Aging Regi' - jaden

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
November 13 2008 l.jpg

SEMCOG UNIVERSITYThe Aging Region: Challenges and Opportunities for Local GovernmentsPresented By: Tina Abbate Marzolf, CEOArea Agency on Aging [email protected](800) 852-7795

November 13, 2008

Area agencies on aging aaas a resource for communities l.jpg
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs): A Resource For Communities

  • Established in 1974 under Federal

    Older Americans Act

  • Part of a national network

  • Southeast Michigan AAAs:

    • 1A: Detroit, Points, Hamtramck

    • 1B: Livingston, Macomb, Monroe,

      Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw

    • 1C: 34 communities of western Wayne County

Area agencies on aging l.jpg
Area Agencies on Aging


To preserve the independence, dignity, and quality of life of older adults, caregivers, and adults with disabilities by ensuring availability and access to a variety of community based services.

Why support seniors l.jpg
Why Support Seniors?

Cash Giving

  • Individual cash giving was $8.4 billion in 2005 for those age 65+

  • People in the 65-75 years age bracket gave the most dollars; people in the 75+ bracket gave the highest portion of income

  • Estate tax data shows a positive relationship between age and charitable giving

Why support seniors7 l.jpg
Why Support Seniors?

  • Civic minded: Volunteer

  • Voters

  • Senior friendly is everyone friendly

  • Livable communities are

    key to our future

Local planning coordination challenges l.jpg
Local Planning/Coordination Challenges

  • Only 46% of American communities have begun planning to address needs of aging population (Source: The Maturing of America; National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 2006)

  • Unprecedented growth in the 85+ population

  • Aging in community trend

  • 25% increase in grandparent raising grandchildren

  • Increase in diversity/ESL populations

Aaas can help l.jpg
AAAs Can Help

AAAs can help local governments

create Livable Communities:

  • Strategic planning

  • Training for key government staff

  • Leveraging public funding for senior services

  • Building strong senior service programs

  • Access to information for residents/constituents

Information to assist local strategic planning and advocacy efforts l.jpg
Information to assist local strategic planning and advocacy efforts

Slide12 l.jpg

  • Training for Key

  • Government Staff

  • Police Officers

  • Fire Fighters

  • Senior Center Staff

  • Administrators

  • EAPs

Leveraging public funding for senior services l.jpg
Leveraging Public Funding for Senior Services

  • Competing for Grants

  • Matching State and Federal Funds

  • Collaboration with Older Americans Act Programs

Building a strong safety net of senior service programs l.jpg
Building a Strong Safety Net of Senior Service Programs

  • In-Home Services

  • Home Delivered Meals

  • Congregate Meal Sites

  • Home Chore Services

  • Adult Day Service Centers

  • Health Insurance Counseling Assistance

Access resources information answers l.jpg
Access Resources: Information & Answers

  • (800) 852-7795 – 5 days per week, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Calls answered by live, certified aging Resource Specialists

  • Language Line (140 languages)

  • Web Assistance

  • National Connectivity

  • Warm transfers directly to

    resources (when needed)