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

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 Local Volunteer - Mark Hrudicka
by Melissa Thompson on April 11th, 2019
Today, we recognize Mark Hrudicka for the National Volunteer Week Local Volunteer. Mark is a 22 year veteran of the U.S. Army and KY National Guard. Currently he is a senior with the Murray State University Social Work Department and plans to graduate this May. Mark is serving as an intern with the Pennyrile Area Development District, Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living. He currently spend...  Read More
Pennyrile Elder Abuse Board of Directors Met April 10, 2019
by Melissa Thompson on April 10th, 2019
The Pennyrile Elder Abuse Board of Directors met Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the PADD Office to discuss its involvement with the community and how to inspire more community involvement.The next Elder Abuse Council Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 1 pm at the PADD Office. For additional information, please contact Cindy Tabor at 270-886-9484 or via email at c...  Read More
National Volunteer Week Local Volunteer - Margaret Gilland
by Melissa Thompson on April 9th, 2019
In honor of celebrating National Volunteer Week, the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging would like to recognize Ms. Margaret Gilland of Crittenden County. Margaret serves as chairman of the Pennyrile Advisory Council on Aging. She also is a member of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Advisory Council and is a trained friendly visitor for long term care facilities. Margaret is very active in her local commu...  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
Job Openings
by Melissa Thompson on March 14th, 2019
The Pennyrile Area Development District is seeking a qualified, motivated, and self starting individual for the professional position of Community Development Specialist. This individual will be responsible for developing and administering economic and community development projects and initiatives in the nine county Pennyrile region and will work closely with cities, counties, special districts, ...  Read More
Title IIIB Legal Assistance Solicitation #2019-1
by Melissa Thompson on February 12th, 2019
Pennyrile Area Development District (PEADD/AAAIL) has been designated as the Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living (AAAIL), by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in accordance with the regulations set forth in Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965, as amended. As the Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, PEADD/AAAIL is responsible for administering federal and ...  Read More
The TEFT Demonstratioin
by Melissa Thompson on February 5th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded nine states grants to test quality measurement tools and demonstrate e-health in Medicaid community-based long-term services and supports (CB-LTSS).  States could participate in one or more of the four demonstration components.  Kentucky participated in all four components of TEFT.  The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department ...  Read More
1915(c) HCBS Waiver Public Comment Begins
by Melissa Thompson on January 8th, 2019
The Department for Medicaid Services (the Department) is reminding stakeholders that the formal public comment period for amendments to the Commonwealth’s 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs began Monday, January 7, 2019.You can view the amended waiver applications and a summary of the updates on the Department’s Division of Community Alternatives website at https://ch...  Read More
Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts is Seeking Business Development Manager
by Melissa Thompson on November 30th, 2018
The Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts has a contract opportunity for a Business Development Manager.    The KCADD is a statewide alliance of the 15 Area Development Districts (ADDs). The KCADD serves to strengthen Kentucky’s ADDs, enhance regional economic prosperity, and improve the consistency and quality of ADD programs to ensure they add value to the Commonwealth, regional, and lo...  Read More
Forgotten Angels Received Grant from Wal-Mart Giving
by Melissa Thompson on November 17th, 2018
​We are excited to announce that Forgotten Angels, with The Pennyrile Area Development District, received a grant from Walmart Giving.  We can’t wait to put this grant to use to help ensure a bright Christmas for 320 of our areas Forgotten in Personal Care Facilities.  Pictured is Hopkinsville Walmart Store Manager, Josh, and District Ombudsman, Cindy Tabor. We want to give a big shout out to Josh...  Read More
PADD Recognizes Veteran Employees
by Melissa Thompson on November 9th, 2018
​In honor of Veteran’s Day, Pennyrile Area Development District is proud to recognize two staff who have honorably served our country. ​Belinda Babb, Family Caregiver Coordinator, Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, served in the Army National Guard for eight years from 2001-2009 as an Automated Logistical Specialist (92A).  Belinda was honorably discharged as an E5 Sergeant. ​Craig Morri...  Read More
November 2018 is National Caregiver Awareness Month
by Melissa Thompson on November 7th, 2018
​November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, where caregivers are acknowledged for the care they provide. In the United States, more than 60 million caregivers are providing care to someone who is ill, disabled, or aging. In 2000, the Older Americans Act was amended to include the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP). It funds a range of supports that assist family and info...  Read More
2018 Forgotten Angels
by Melissa Thompson on November 1st, 2018
​The Forgotten Angels Project will be gearing up again for its 12th 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 allo...  Read More
PADD AmeriCorps Member Becomes Certified Ombudsman
by Melissa Thompson on November 1st, 2018
​​Congratulations to Cindy Stonebraker for becoming a Certified Ombudsman with the Pennyrile Ombudsman Program.  Cindy is an AmeriCorps member that is providing services to the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living.  We welcome Cindy to the Ombudsman family and look forward to advocating for residents in Long Term Care.  If you have questions or concerns for a love one living in a ...  Read More
Western Kentucky Veterans Center Fall Festival
by Melissa Thompson on October 24th, 2018
​​A Fall Festival was held at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson Kentucky on October 23rd from 10-2 pm, in honor of Residents Rights Month.   Americorp Member and Certified Ombudsman, Cindy Stonebraker attended the event.  The festival was held outside at the Pavillion and included a meal of Chili, Hotdogs, drinks and deserts.  Game stations, including bean bag toss, were set up for re...  Read More
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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Events 2018
by Melissa Thompson on September 26th, 2018
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Outsmart the Con Artist Event
by Melissa Thompson on September 21st, 2018
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National Preparedness Month Focuses on Senior Preparedness
by Melissa Thompson on September 17th, 2018
​Barbara J Fox [email protected] KY FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2018) The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), has launched First 72 On You information campaign during the month of September – National Preparedness Month (NPM), to increase emergency preparedness efforts for Kentuckians and their families. This week’s spotlight is on prepari...  Read More
WWII Veteran Received Purple Heart Earned 70 Years Ago
by Melissa Thompson on July 12th, 2018
​On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 KDVA Commissioner Brigadier General Benjamin Adams presented WWII Veteran and former POW Staff Sgt Dudley Riley the medal the 94-year-old earned but never received. He served in the North Africa Campaign and was captured there.   Riley, a resident of the Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, wrote a book about his experiences before, during...  Read More
World Elder Abuse Day 2018 Celebrated in Christian County
by Melissa Thompson on June 19th, 2018
​Mayor Carter Hendricks and the Tri Counties Elder Abuse Council celebrated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at the Pardue Lane Dog Park on Friday, June 15, 2018.  Mayor Hendricks released 9 purple balloons representing the 9 counties in the Pennyrile District.  The event was held in partnership with Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation “Movies in the Park”.  The council provided snacks and information ...  Read More
World Elder Abuse Day 2018 Celebrated in Hopkins County
by Melissa Thompson on June 15th, 2018
​World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018 was celebrated today by the Hopkins/ Muhlenberg Elder Abuse Council in downtown Madisonville.  The council along with several community partners came together and bagged over 250 large bags of food that was collected during May – Older American’s Month.  These bags will be given to seniors in the Hopkins county area that may need a little assistance.  Mayor Ja...  Read More
Wear Purple on June 15th for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
by Melissa Thompson on June 14th, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On that day, communities in the USA and all over the world will sponsor events to highlight solutions to this systemic social challenge. The Pennyrile Elder Abuse Council is proud to host two events to participate in this national conversation. Hopkinsville, KY – 7:00 PM – Pardue Lane Dog Park – The Tri Counties Council along with Hopkins...  Read More
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018
by Melissa Thompson on May 22nd, 2018
​Friday, June 15, 2018 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On that day, communities in the USA and all over the world will sponsor events to highlight solutions to this systemic social challenge. The Pennyrile Elder Abuse Council is proud to host two events to participate in this national conversation. Madisonville, KY – 11:00 AM – Old Hopkins County Courthouse - The Hopkins / Muhlenberg Council ...  Read More
2018 Pennyrile Senior Center of the Year
by Melissa Thompson on May 10th, 2018
​Jill Collins, Director of the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living at PADD, presented the 2018 Pennyrile Senior Center of the Year to the PACS Todd County Senior Center on May 9, 2018  during the annual district training conference at Lake Barkley Convention Center.  Those present to accept the award were Charlotte Lyons: Senior Center Coordinator, Sue Rose and Brenda Johnson: Pe...  Read More
2018 Shop to Stop Senior Hunger
by Melissa Thompson on May 2nd, 2018
​During National Older American’s Month in May, the Hopkins/Muhlenberg Elder Abuse Council is having a food drive.  They are collecting pouch tuna, chicken and salmon.  Please see the flyer below for more information.    If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Tabor.   Thanks so much for your help!...  Read More
All They Need Is Love - Hopkins County
by Melissa Thompson on April 2nd, 2018
​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 Orientation   Tues...  Read More
Pennyrile AAAIL Staff Attended Senior Advocacy Day
by Melissa Thompson on March 20th, 2018
​Staff from the Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living attended Senior Advocacy Day in Frankfort on Thursday, March 15, 2018. It was coordinated by the Alzheimer’s Association, Kentucky Association of Gerontology, and AARP. The advocacy event focused on bringing about awareness of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, the escalating number of family caregivers, and the vital importance...  Read More
PADD Staff Graduates Leadership Institute
by Melissa Thompson on March 13th, 2018
​“A leader does not lead, a leader INSPIRES”   Ali Jones attended the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Leadership Institute held February the 21st-23rd in Washington, D.C.   Ali learned what it means to be a strong leader in today’s world.. As a graduate of the institute, the skills, training and leadership experience will be a great asset to her role as ADRC Coordinator with the Are...  Read More
Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living is seeking comments on the FY 2019-2021 Aging Services Area Plan
by Melissa Thompson on March 1st, 2018
​The Pennyrile Area Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living will receive public comments on the FY 2019-2021 Aging Services Area Plan. Public comments will be received on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Pennyrile Area Development District, 300 Hammond Drive Hopkinsville, Kentucky between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  The plan affects individuals that are 60 years of...  Read More
Family Caregiver Workshop
by Melissa Thompson on February 20th, 2018
​FAMILY CAREGIVER WORKSHOP                       A representative from Ky Elderlaw will address issues such as power of attorney, guardianship, and handling the finances and property of a person with dementia.  A PADD representative will be providing information on “Support Available for Families and Individuals with Dementia.”  REGISTRATION REQUIRED; PLEASE CALL 1.800.272.3900 TO REGISTER  FEBR...  Read More
Friendly Visitor Training
by Melissa Thompson on January 25th, 2018
​Pennyrile District Ombudsman, Cindy Tabor provided training to 7 new recruits for Friendly Visitor Training. These volunteers will provide much needed visits to residents in nursing homes one hour a week. What an awesome way to give back to your community by visiting people who do not have regular visitors. If you would be interested in doing the same, contact Cindy Tabor at 270-886-9484 or Cindy...  Read More
2017 Forgotten Angel Project a Success
by Melissa Thompson on January 2nd, 2018
​December 27, 2017 Thanks to YOU, the 2017 Forgotten Angels project, through the Pennyrile District Ombudsman’s office, had another amazing year!!! Because of your generous donations we were able to make Christmas very special for 230 Personal Care Home Residents. Each year I am thrilled to see the warm turn out for these residents. So many thanks are in order that we can’t begin to list them all...  Read More
All They Need Is Love 2018
by Melissa Thompson on January 2nd, 2018
​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 Orientation   Wedn...  Read More
2017 Forgotten Angels Project is Underway
by Melissa Thompson on December 14th, 2017
​The 2017 Forgotten Angel Project is underway at the PADD Office. Pennyrile District Ombudsman, Cindy Tabor and volunteers are busy preparing Christmas bags for residents in Personal Care Homes in the nine county Pennyrile region. Cindy would like to thank everyone who adopted an angel or donated toward the Forgotten Angel project. For additional information on the Forgotten Angel Project, please...  Read More
12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
by Melissa Thompson on December 5th, 2017
View full article by clicking here. ​Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays.Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. It’s flu season. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds.Bundle up to stay dry and warm.  Wear appropriate outdoor c...  Read More
Home for the Holidays
by Melissa Thompson on November 28th, 2017
​Home. There is simply no place we would rather be. When families must begin planning for long term care for a loved one, the thought of leaving home is frightening. There are many types of services available to provide long term care. Those options may include home and community based services, long term care facilities or even assisted living. For most families, they desire for their loved one ...  Read More

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