Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living

The Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is designated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to develop and administer comprehensive programs and services for seniors. Residents age 60 and older or those with disabilities in the nine Pennyrile Counties of Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg may be eligible to participate in or receive services.

Priority is given to elderly individuals who reside in rural areas, elderly with greatest economic need (with particular attention to low income minority), older individuals with severe disabilities, older persons with limited English speaking ability, and older individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or related neurological disorder.

If you are interested in any of these services, you may contact the Pennyrile Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-866-844-4396.  You may also complete our on-line form and someone will contact you.  

In Home Services

  • Assessment: The collection of in depth information about a client’s situation and function so a plan of care can be developed to meet his/her needs.
  • Case Management: Ongoing client contact to ensure appropriate, comprehensive, and timely services are received.
  • Homemaker-Home Management: House keeping services to aid a person in activities such as cleaning, shopping and laundry.
  • Homemaker-Personal Care: Services to aid the client in personal care activities such as bathing, dressing, and hair care.
  • Respite Care: Limited in home services to provide relief for the caregiver.
  • Home Delivered Meals: Nutritious meals delivered Monday through Friday to persons who are homebound due to an illness or disability.
  • Home Repair: Minor home adaptations and modifications to aid the elderly in maintaining independent living and to ensure safety.

Community Services

  • Alzheimer’s Respite: Provides in home respite care for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder regardless of age.
  • Senior Employment Services: Provides part-time employment opportunities for low income individuals age 55 or older. The emphasis of the program is to provide training to enable the participant to enter or re-enter the job market.
  • Legal Services: Provides seniors with competent legal advice and representation.
  • Disease Prevention: Provides wellness and fitness information along with an exercise program for seniors.
  • Benefits Counseling: Provides one on one assistance with the often complicated and confusing process of accessing Medicare, Medicaid and other public and private benefit programs.

Senior Center Services

Transportation, outreach, information and assistance, educational classes, health promotion, congregate meals, curbside meals and home delivered meals are all offered by senior citizens centers. In addition to these services, the senior center provides socialization, recreation, arts and crafts, volunteer opportunities, intergenerational programs and an enjoyable place to gather and fellowship with others.