Posts with the category “area-agency-on-aging-and-independent-living”

Bridging the Gap Pilot Program
by Melissa Thompson on May 10th, 2022
Pennyrile Area Development District was selected by the Department for Aging and Independent Living to participate in the Bridging the Gap pilot program. This is an evidence-based pilot project with the aim to provide short-term assistance that supports a person with a dementia diagnosis and their caregiver for up to six months while applying for Home and Community Based waiver services. The goal ...  Read More
Older Americans Month 2022
by Melissa Thompson on May 3rd, 2022
Join in with us as we kickoff Older Americans Month (OAM) 2022! The theme is Age My Way and focuses on aging in place. Emphasis is on individual needs and unique preferences in order for older adults to stay in their homes and live independently in our communities. In the Pennyrile region we celebrate OAM with special activities/events hosted at the senior centers in the Pennyrile Region. See sche...  Read More
Dementia Resources Virtual Workshop
by Melissa Thompson on April 5th, 2022
On April 14, Pennyrile Area Development District in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and Christian Care Communities is hosting a Dementia Resources Virtual Workshop at 10am. Join us to learn about daily living with dementia, the importance of early detection, and resources available in our community for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.  Please join us for this FRE...  Read More
Pennyrile AAAIL Advisory Council Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on March 9th, 2022
The Pennyrile AAAIL Advisory Council met at the PADD office on March 9, 2022.  The AAAIL staff provided program updates and quarterly reports.  AAAIL Director, Jill Collins provided updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact upon services/programs, tornado relief efforts and the draft Area Plan that will be presented later this month to the PADD Board of Directors for approval to submi...  Read More
Public Comments Being Accepted for Aging Services Area Plan
by Melissa Thompson on March 4th, 2022
The Pennyrile Area Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living will receive public comments on the FY 2023-2025 Aging Services Area Plan. Public comments will be received on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at the Pennyrile Area Development District, 300 Hammond Drive Hopkinsville, Kentucky between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The plan affects individuals that are 60 years of...  Read More
Senior Nutrition Program 50th Anniversary
by Melissa Thompson on March 1st, 2022
Nutrition is a vital component of our health and well-being, especially as we age. But in communities throughout the U.S., older adults sometimes lack access to the high-quality, nutritious food they need to remain healthy and independent.Since 1972, the national Senior Nutrition Program has been there to support older adults by providing nutrition services across the country. Funded by the Older ...  Read More
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
by Melissa Thompson on January 14th, 2022
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. More than 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening.  This is a great time to remind women of the importance of routine cancer screenings. The Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program can assist e...  Read More
New Year New You Friendly Visitor Training
by Melissa Thompson on January 5th, 2022
This year Cindy Tabor's theme word is RISE.  We RISE by lifting others up.  What better way to RISE than by visiting residents in nursing homes?  Come join us Wednesday January 12, 2022 at 9:00 at the PADD, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville to find out more and attend training for a few hours.  Need more information?  Contact Cindy Tabor, Pennyrile District Long Term Care Ombudsman, at 270-886-9484 ...  Read More
Nursing Home Visitation Now Allowed for All Residents at All Times
by Melissa Thompson on November 22nd, 2021
Just in time for the HolidaysThis is the moment we have all been waiting for! As of November 12, 2021 the Centers for Medicaid Services, CMS, announced Nursing Home visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times. All nursing home facilities should already be well on their way to implementing the new guidelines.Just in time for all the Holidays, now friends and family members are allowed ...  Read More
PADD Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2021 Impact Award
by Melissa Thompson on November 5th, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pennyrile Area Development District based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky has received a 2021 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the Pennyrile ADD Home Delivered/Curbside COVID Meals Project.The COVID-19 pandemic brought many tragic circumstances to the forefront, but it also brought some unexpected relief to the nin...  Read More
2021 Forgotten Angels Project
by Melissa Thompson on November 1st, 2021
What an unforgettable year and a half we have all had!  So, let’s get to some enjoyment and FUN!!  The Forgotten Angels Project is back on track this year for our 15th year.  We serve residents in “Personal Care Homes”.  They are usually younger and sometimes suffer with mental illness rather than physical limitations.  We focus on this group of residents because they seem to be most forgotten by ...  Read More
October is Residents' Rights Month
by Melissa Thompson on October 1st, 2021
Today marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of residents' rights. Spend time this month honoring residents living in all long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, sub-acute units, assisted living, board and care, and retirement communities. Plus, take time to focus on individuals receiving care in their homes or communities.This year's theme, “Reclaiming My Rights, My Home, My ...  Read More
October 2021 Congregate, Curbside and Home Delivered Meals
by Melissa Thompson on October 1st, 2021
Below is a menu for the month of October for the Congregate, Curbside and Home Delivered Meals.  If you are 60 or over and need a meal contact the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center at 866-844-4396....  Read More
September is National Senior Center Month
by Melissa Thompson on September 1st, 2021
September is National Senior Center Month and the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living is celebrating the following senior centers in the Pennyrile Region: Caldwell County Senior Center, Christian County Senior Center, Crittenden County Senior Center, Hopkins County Senior Center, Livingston County Senior Center, Lyon County Senior Center, Muhlenberg County Senior Center, Todd Count...  Read More
September 2021 Congregate, Curbside and Home Delivered Meals
by Melissa Thompson on August 26th, 2021
Below is a menu for the month of September for the Congregate, Curbside and Home Delivered Meals.  If you are 60 or over and need a meal contact the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center at 866-844-4396....  Read More
August 2021 Congregate, Curbside and Home Delivered Meals
by Melissa Thompson on July 29th, 2021
Below is a menu for the month of August for the Congregate, Curbside and Home Delivered Meals.If you are 60 or over and need a meal contact the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center at 866-844-4396....  Read More
In-Person Meetings for National Family Caregiver Support Program
by Melissa Thompson on July 14th, 2021
The National Family Caregiver Support Program has started back with in-person support group meetings. The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets every second Tuesday at the PADD office at 10am with the next meeting date being August 10, 2021. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group meets every third Wednesday at the PADD office at 10am with the next meeting date being August 18, 20...  Read More
July 2021 Drive Thru and Home Delivered Meals Menu
by Melissa Thompson on July 6th, 2021
Below is a menu for the month of May for the "Drive Thru" and Home Delivered Meals.If you are 60 or over and need a meal contact the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center at 866-844-4396....  Read More
Senior Citizens Centers to Reopen July 1, 2021
by Melissa Thompson on June 3rd, 2021
 Effective July 1,2021 all Senior Citizen Centers in the 9 Pennyrile Counties will be reopened. Hopkinsville, KY., June 3, 2021. The Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD) and the Pennyrile Allied Community Services (PACS) are happy to announce that all Senior Citizens Centers in the Pennyrile counties will reopen effective July 1, 2021. The counties include Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Ho...  Read More
Older Americans Month Local Spotlight
by Melissa Thompson on May 17th, 2021
Martha Stallions, 88 years old is a retired teacher and farmer.  She was married to her husband 58 years and has two daughters and one granddaughter.She worked over 30 years, primarily in Livingston County. She taught business classes, where students learned skills such as typing, shorthand, bookkeeping and business math. She also sponsored after school activities including FBLA. Mrs. Stallions en...  Read More
Older Americans Month Local Spotlight
by Melissa Thompson on May 10th, 2021
In honor of Older Americans Month 2021, the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is recognizing older adults throughout the Pennyrile.Peggy Wayne is a Certified Ombudsman Volunteer with the Pennyrile District Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.  She has served as an advocate for long term care residents since March 2018.  Her primary focus is in Muhlenberg County where she covers fo...  Read More
Mother's Day Messages - Kentucky Cancer Program
by Melissa Thompson on May 3rd, 2021
The Kentucky Cancer Program is pleased to partner with the First Lady of Kentucky and remind everyone to schedule their routine cancer screening.  Listen to these Mother’s Day messages from First Lady Britainy Beshear and Dr. Beth Riley.  Please share with others.  Cancer survivors may email their contact information to KCP ([email protected]) to be informed of events and news.  If you ...  Read More
May 2021 Drive Thru and Home Delivered Meals Menu
by Melissa Thompson on May 3rd, 2021
Below is a menu for the month of May for the "Drive Thru" and Home Delivered Meals.If you are 60 or over and need a meal contact the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center at 866-844-4396....  Read More
Older Americans Month Local Spotlight
by Melissa Thompson on May 3rd, 2021
In honor of Older Americans Month 2021, the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is recognizing older adults throughout the Pennyrile. Mrs. Ardith (Adri) Weber is a resident of Todd County.  She and her husband Jack live in Allensville. Mrs. Ardi is a pastor’s wife. She and her husband served in the ministry for many years and were also missionaries.  In addition to her ministry w...  Read More
Older Americans Month 2021
by Melissa Thompson on April 30th, 2021
Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength."Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This OAM, we will celebrate the strength of older adults an...  Read More
Walk for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Older American's Month
by Melissa Thompson on April 27th, 2021
Every step we take together is on the path toward elder justice.The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is excited to announce our very first virtual awareness walk, Walk for WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day)! As we continue to take precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19, let’s get active every day and collectively take steps to advance elder justice. Build a national elder...  Read More
Department for Aging and Independent Living Releases the 2021 Hunger Summit Information
by Melissa Thompson on April 13th, 2021
Since we are not able to gather together for a Second Annual Senior Hunger Summit, we wanted to take an opportunity to share some of the great things that have occurred since last year’s event. It is our hope to convene a Senior Hunger Summit in 2021. ...  Read More
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION FOR OLDER ADULTS
by Melissa Thompson on April 12th, 2021
1) ARE THE COVID-19 VACCINES SAFE?YES, ALL THE COVID-19 VACCINES THAT ARE BEING USED HAVE GONE THROUGH THE SAMESAFETY TESTS AND MEET THE SAME STANDARDS AS ANY OTHER VACCINES PRODUCED.LEARN MORE ON VACCINE SAFETY.2) WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING VACCINATED?THE COVID-19 VACCINE WILL WORK WITH YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM SO IT WILL BE READY TOFIGHT THE VIRUS IF YOU ARE EXPOSED. COVID-19 CAN HAVE SERIOUS, LIF...  Read More
Visits In Nursing Homes Allowed Again
by Melissa Thompson on March 11th, 2021
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidance around visitation for nursing homes.  It is effective immediately.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance today for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health...  Read More
March 2021 Drive Thru and Home Delivered Meals Menu
by Melissa Thompson on March 5th, 2021
Below is a menu for the month of March for the "Drive Thru" and Home Delivered Meals.If you are 60 or over and need a meal contact the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center at 866-844-4396....  Read More
March is Social Work Month
by Melissa Thompson on March 1st, 2021
Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work.The theme for Social Work Month 2021 is Social Workers Are Essential.Social workers are essential to community well-being.  As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living. They are employed to effect positive change with individuals, families, ...  Read More
February 2021 Drive Thru and Home Delivered Meals Menu
by Melissa Thompson on January 29th, 2021
Below is a menu for the month of February for the "Drive Thru" and Home Delivered Meals.If you are 60 or over and need a meal contact the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center at 866-844-4396....  Read More
2020 Forgotten Angels - Thank You!
by Melissa Thompson on January 7th, 2021
 COVID did not stop YOU from your generous giving.  In spite of COVID, more was given this year… and it was ALL spent.  Last year was the year everyone will never forget and it was remarkable for Forgotten Angels!  This was the 14th year of this program and 425 residents were served, which is the largest number of angels to date.  Although it was very different from years past, because of you we w...  Read More
December 2020 Drive Thru and Home Delivered Meals Menu
by Melissa Thompson on November 23rd, 2020
Below is a menu for the month of December for the "Drive Thru" and Home Delivered Meals.If you are 60 or over and need a meal contact the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center at 866-844-4396....  Read More
November is National Family Caregiver Month
by Melissa Thompson on November 4th, 2020
November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, where caregivers are acknowledged for the care they provide. It is important that we show our appreciation for those who work tirelessly to provide care: whether it be financial, medical, domestic, or emotional support. Caregiving is a tough job, as many caregivers provide personal care, homemaking, shopping, and overall comfort to millions of...  Read More
Forgotten Angels 2020
by Melissa Thompson on October 27th, 2020
The Forgotten Angels Project will be gearing up again for its 14th year, serving residents in “Personal Care Homes”.  Of course, this year will look a lot different due to COVID.  Residents in PCH’s are usually younger and sometimes suffer with mental illness rather than physical limitations.  We focus on this group of residents because they seem to be most forgotten by friends, family and society...  Read More
AAAIL Needs Assessment Survey
by Melissa Thompson on October 16th, 2020
The Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living is in the process of completing the Needs Assessment Survey. The overall purpose of the survey is to obtain information regarding the needs of senior citizens in the Pennyrile Region. The survey results will be utilized for planning purposes.Please take a few minutes and complete the survey by clicking on the link. The deadline for completion...  Read More
October 2020 is Residents Rights Month
by Melissa Thompson on October 5th, 2020
Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event designated by the Consumer Voice and is celebrated in October to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities and consumers receiving services in their home or community. It is a time for celebration and recognition offering an opportunity for every facility to focus on and celebrate awareness of dignity, respect and the value of each individua...  Read More
SHIP Counselors to Assist with Medicare Enrollment
by Melissa Thompson on October 1st, 2020
What Is SHIP The Kentucky State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals, their families and caregivers. This service is provided at no charge by local, well-trained counselors.The program seeks to educate the general public and Medicare beneficiaries so they are better able to make informed decisions about their he...  Read More
National Employ Older Workers Week (NEOWW) is here!
by Melissa Thompson on September 22nd, 2020
Held annually the last full week of September, National Employ Older Workers Week (NEOWW) recognizes the vital role of older workers in the workforce. This year, NEOWW takes place from Sunday, September 20th to Saturday, September 26th. For more information call 1-877-US2-JOBS or visit https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/seniors/.  Read More

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