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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]m (800) 852-7795. November 13, 2008. Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs): A Resource For Communities.

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november 13 2008

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
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
Area Agencies on Aging

Mission:

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
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
Why Support Seniors?
  • Civic minded: Volunteer
  • Voters
  • Senior friendly is everyone friendly
  • Livable communities are

key to our future

local planning coordination challenges
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
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
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Training for Key

  • Government Staff
  • Police Officers
  • Fire Fighters
  • Senior Center Staff
  • Administrators
  • EAPs
leveraging public funding for senior services
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
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
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)

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