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

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] ....  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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