Health

Live Well: The Healthy Aging & Independent Living Initiative

Poor health can render even education and income useless if you can’t work or have to pay expensive nursing home fees for a loved one. That’s what makes health one of the building blocks of a good life.

Health

OUR BOLD GOAL: 17,000 adults over age 35 who have chronic disabling conditions will be healthy at home by 2020.

Through the Area Agency on Aging, we’ll meet this goal by:

  • Providing screening to catch diabetes and other chronic diseases early
  • Teaching people with conditions such as diabetes how to care for themselves
  • Teaching caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s how to take care of their loved ones and themselves
  • Providing counseling and respite care to caregivers

We also help provide transportation to medical appointments, individual and family counseling, hot meals at senior citizen centers and more.

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