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

Community Support During COVID-19 Outbreak
by Melissa Thompson on March 25th, 2020
As PADD and our nutrition provider prepares to provide more meals to older adults in the nine counties of the Pennyrile area, we are faced with an unusual situation. We need donations of packaging supplies for home delivered meals. If you know of a restaurant or other community business that may have extra Styrofoam trays to donate, we could use them.Please contact Jill Collins at [email protected]  Read More
Senior Center Closures in Pennyrile Region
by Melissa Thompson on March 13th, 2020
On March 13, 2020, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear recommended the temporary closure of Senior Centers across Kentucky to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Therefore, all nine (9) Senior Centers in the Pennyrile Region will be temporarily closed from March 16, 2020 – March 27, 2020 and alternate service delivery methods will be implemented. After two (2) weeks, officials will reeva...  Read More
Ombudsman Advisory Council Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on March 13th, 2020
March 11, 2020 the Ombudsman Advisory Council meeting was held at the PADD office. The meeting lasted two hours with much discussion about the recent COVID-19 Virus. We encourage people not to panic but rather wash your hands and be prepared. We also encourage people not to visit residents in nursing facilities at this time as a precaution and to help keep our most vulnerable safe.Rebecca Perry wi...  Read More
Pennyrile AAAIL Holds Quarterly Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on March 11th, 2020
The quarterly meeting of the Pennyrile Advisory Council on Aging was held today at the PADD office. Agenda items reviewed included program updates, procurement updates and wait list status. Special guest speakers addressed the group including, Amanda Sweeney with the Christian County Health Department who discussed the Corona Virus and general precautions. Alisa Barton with Hopkinsville Salvation ...  Read More
Social Worker Month Recognized
by Melissa Thompson on March 3rd, 2020
With a new decade beginning, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will help lead this year’s Social Work Month celebration in March with the theme “Social Workers: Generations Strong” to honor the positive contributions social workers have made to this nation over generations.The Social Work Month campaign will inform the public, policymakers and legislators about the way the nation’s...  Read More
Bedspread Pizza Party Held for Residents
by Melissa Thompson on February 28th, 2020
Today was ALL ABOUT RESIDENTS!!! Today we celebrated residents rights. Thanks to the generous community support during the Forgotten Angels program, we were able to celebrate residents rights to individuality. We were able to provide all 45 residents at The Oaks Personal Care Home in Madisonville with a new bedspread. Each resident picked a bedspread of their choice for their room.  Then we celebr...  Read More
Position Open: AmeriCorps Active Choices Program Coordinator
by Melissa Thompson on February 25th, 2020
Summary: Performs a vital role in supporting older adults’ desire to remain independent by providing guidance and support to living a more active lifestyle. The Program Coordinator will oversee their local Active Choices program. This position reports to the host site supervisor.  Duties & Responsibilities:Coordinator serves as AmeriCorps Member through host site (Elderserve.)Oversees delivery of ...  Read More
Availability of Request for Proposals for Competitive Negotiations for FY 2021-2023
by Melissa Thompson on January 21st, 2020
Availability of Request for Proposals for Competitive Negotiations for FY 2021-2023(July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023).The Pennyrile Area Development District announces the availability of Request for Proposals for Competitive Negotiations for the procurement of aging services provided under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965 and the Home Care Program. Proposal packets will be available at th...  Read More
PACS Christian County Tornado Update
by Melissa Thompson on January 16th, 2020
Home delivered meals resumed in Christian County on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.Beginning January 21 the congregate meals will resume at a new temporary location at the old middle school on Glass Avenue. The address is 210 Glass Avenue.The temporary location will be open 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Congregate meals will be served and activities such as bingo and blood pressure checks will be offered as w...  Read More
2020 Friendly Visitor Orientation
by Melissa Thompson on January 16th, 2020
Sixty percent of nursing home residents have no visitors--no family or friends to check on them or cheer them up. Research shows that long-term care residents receive better care when they have regular outside visitors.With just a few minutes each week, YOU could change a resident's life, and help improve the quality of care they receive. Learn more at our Friendly Visitor OrientationWednesday, Ja...  Read More
Grateful Appreciation
by Melissa Thompson on December 23rd, 2019
400 Forgotten Angels served in 2019Please accept our grateful appreciation for all that was done to make Forgotten Angels 2019 a remarkable year!  It takes each of us to make this a success.  Each person who adopted an angel, each person who carried a bag back to the workshop, each stocking stuffer donation and monetary donation.  Everyone that helped fluff and stuff the bags.  All the volunteers ...  Read More
Forgotten Angels 2019
by Melissa Thompson on November 5th, 2019
The Forgotten Angels Project will be gearing up again for its 13th year, serving residents in “Personal Care Homes”. 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. Even more despairing is that these residents are only allowed ...  Read More
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 2019 as National Family Caregivers Month
by Melissa Thompson on November 4th, 2019
It’s November, which means it’s National Family Caregivers Month! Today, in a Presidential Proclamation, the President said:...  Read More
House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize the Older Americans Act n4a Urges Swift Senate Action
by Melissa Thompson on November 2nd, 2019
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Resident Rights Month Bingo
by Melissa Thompson on October 30th, 2019
October is Resident Rights month. Residents at a local nursing home in the Pennyrile district enjoyed playing Resident Rights Bingo with Long Term Care Ombudsman Cindy Tabor. The Ombudsman Program was able to provide the residents with the Resident Rights Bingo game. It is a fun, interactive way to learn about resident rights....  Read More
Christian Health Center Residents Celebrate October as Residents Rights Month
by Melissa Thompson on October 21st, 2019
Residents at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville, KY celebrated October as being Resident Rights month. Friendly Visitor Volunteer Nell Ritzheimer, standing in the middle, participated in the event where residents shared their voice and how they are taking a “Stand for QUALITY”. For more information about Resident Rights month, concerns or how you can become a FRIENDLY VISITOR, contact Pennyri...  Read More
Pennyrile Ombudsman Advisory Council celebrated October as RESIDENT RIGHTS
by Melissa Thompson on October 16th, 2019
The Pennyrile Ombudsman Advisory Council celebrated October as RESIDENT RIGHTS month by taking a stand for Quality Care.  To find out more about Resident Rights month or Ombudsman services you can contact the National Consumer Voice theconsumervoice.org/  or the Pennyrile District Long Term Care Ombudsman Cindy Tabor at [email protected]v ....  Read More
Bruce Carver: Senior Volunteer, Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
by Melissa Thompson on October 7th, 2019
As Senior Volunteer, Bruce’s duties include assisting with the aging and disability resource center directory, providing assistance to individuals applying for the MIPPA low income subsidy program and verifying Medicaid eligibility for the Home and Community Based Waiver Program.  Bruce can be reached at [email protected]...  Read More
Residents' Rights Month 2019
by Melissa Thompson on October 1st, 2019
October is “Residents’ Rights Month,” an annual event designated by Consumer Voice to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities. It is an opportunity to focus on and celebrate awareness of dignity, respect, and the rights of each resident. The federal Nursing Home Reform Law guarantees residents’ rights and places a strong emphasis on individual dignity, choice, and self-determinatio...  Read More
Fall Aware Prevention Awareness Day
by Melissa Thompson on September 23rd, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Each year, thousands of educators, caregivers, health and aging professionals and older adults across the country focus their efforts on one goal: preventing falls.Falls are a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, but they are not an inevitable part of aging. There are proven ways to prevent them.To learn more about Fall...  Read More
NatureFest - A Family Event for Health & Wellness
by Melissa Thompson on September 21st, 2019
On September 21, 2019, Miranda White, Amanda Stokes, and Payton Kidd represented the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living at “NatureFest – A Family Event for Health & Wellness”. The event, hosted at the Jeffers Bend Environmental Center, included 40+ activities/exhibits including archery, canoe rides, disc golf, recycling, soil tunnel, health & wellness, and so much more.Information...  Read More
All They Need is Love - Friendly Visitor Orientation
by Melissa Thompson on September 6th, 2019
Sixty percent of nursing home residents have no visitors--no family or friends to check on them or cheer them up. Research shows that long-term care residents receive better care when they have regular outside visitors.With just a few minutes each week, YOU could change a resident's life, and help improve the quality of care they receive. Learn more at our Friendly Visitor OrientationMonday Septem...  Read More
National Senior Center Month Activities
by Melissa Thompson on September 6th, 2019
September is National Senior Center Month.The Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living in partnership with Pennyrile Allied Community Services invited local legislators and elected officials to serve the congregate lunch at the Christian County Senior Center today.Those serving lunch today were Representative Walker Thomas, Corey Elder with Congressman James Comers office, Judge Execu...  Read More
National Senior Center Month 2019
by Melissa Thompson on September 5th, 2019
In recognition of National Senior Center Month 2019, the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living in partnership with Pennyrile Allied Community Services are hosting local legislators to attend the lunches in all of the Pennyrile Senior Centers.Today Representative Walker Thomas helped to serve the congregate lunch at the Trigg County Senior Center. Also pictured are Harold Monroe, PA...  Read More
Senior Center Month 2019
by Melissa Thompson on September 5th, 2019
This September, the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) along with Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, is demonstrating how senior centers are integral parts of aging well.Senior centers are the key for individuals to age healthily, and also for communities to properly support older adults. We are celebrating this by highlighting the theme Senior Centers: The Key to Agin...  Read More
State-Wide Community Needs Assessment
by Melissa Thompson on August 23rd, 2019
The Kentucky Department for Aging & Independent Living is conducting a state-wide Community Needs Assessment to gather information on priorities for education, employment, health, housing, income & asset building, civic engagement, and support services. Please click on the link and complete the survey to provide valuable input on priorities for the Pennyrile Region....  Read More
Heat & Older Adults
by Melissa Thompson on July 17th, 2019
Why are older adults more prone to heat stress?Older Adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature.They are more likely to have chronic medical conditions that changes normal body responses to heat.They are more likely to take prescription medicines that affect the body’s ability to control its temperature or sweat.Stay cool, stay hydratedStay in air-conditioned bui...  Read More
The Pennyrile Area Development District staff celebrated 2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
by Melissa Thompson on June 14th, 2019
The Pennyrile Area Development District staff celebrated 2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today by wearing PURPLE or their “Take a Stand Against Elder Abuse: Advocate Awareness” T-shirts. As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet, every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10 older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation with an estimated cost of $2.6 billion annually...  Read More
2019 Elder Abuse Awareness Activities
by Melissa Thompson on June 12th, 2019
As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet, every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10 older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation with an estimated cost of $2.6 billion annually. Working together, we can build the social supports that can prevent this abuse and keep everyone safe as we age. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) –celebrated this year locally on June...  Read More
2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
by Melissa Thompson on June 11th, 2019
Join the Pennyrile Elder Abuse Council at Founders Square (corner of Main & 9th) for FREE SNOW CONES, DOOR PRIZES AND FREE INFORMATION on how to protect and support our senior population. The Hopkinsville Police Dept, Christian County Sheriff's Dept. and the Council will be on hand for questions.Purple Balloon release at 5:45 pm to recognize the Pennyrile Counties we represent....  Read More
Shop to Stop Senior Hunger 2019
by Melissa Thompson on May 9th, 2019
The Pennyrile Area Development District office is taking donations during the month of May 2019 for National Older American's Month to help stop Senior Hunger.  Donations can be dropped off at the office until May 31.  Please help us in our effort to assist the seniors in the Pennyrile region.If you have questions, please contact Cindy Tabor at [email protected]  Read More
National Volunteer Week - Extraordinary Hearts
by Melissa Thompson on April 12th, 2019
Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain so that they may benefit another person, group or organization.Volunteers are just ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.  They offer the gift of their time to teach, to listen, to help, to inspire, to build, to grow, to learn.  They expect no pay, yet the ...  Read More
PADD Staff Attends Crofton Elementary School Career Fair
by Melissa Thompson on April 11th, 2019
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Crofton Elementary School hosted a Career Fair. The goal for this event was to enlighten and motivate students about future careers. Students were able to discuss career paths and occupational choices. PADD staff, Harley Nittler and Miranda White were able to reinforce with students how important education is. PADD staff were able to share their own experiences with st...  Read More
National Volunteer Week 2019
by Melissa Thompson on April 8th, 2019
Celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019National Volunteer Week is a time for organizations across the country to honor volunteers and recognize the irreplaceable impact of their time and energy all year round.The Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is honored to recognize 121 volunteers who tirelessly donate their time and talents to assist the programs throughout the...  Read More
Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day 2019
by Melissa Thompson on April 3rd, 2019
NHDD is an initiative to encourage people to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. It’s important to understand that NHDD is not only about end-of-life care but is meant to reach a much broader spectrum of individuals so that every individual may have their healthcare wishes met. Celebrate National Healthcare Decis...  Read More
AAAIL Quarterly Meeting March 2019
by Melissa Thompson on March 20th, 2019
The quarterly meeting of the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living Advisory Council was held today at the PADD office.Agency staff provided updates on Home and Community Based Waiver Programs, Veterans Programs, Ombudsman, Family Caregiver and In Home Services. Jill Collins, Pennyrile AAAIL Director, provided updates on the Legal Assistance procurement process, district waiting lis...  Read More

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