Serving on the AAA8 Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for Monroe County are Commissioner Tim Price; Council President, Walter Burkhalter; Jean Ackerman, Council Treasurer; and Betty Weber, Council Secretary.
Alice Piatt provided an overview of Senior Services including transportation and medical escort trips, congregate and home-delivered meals, commodities, educational programs and homemaker services. The Area Agency on Aging Farmer’s Market program will provided coupons again this year. They are looking for farmers to participate in the senior program.
Also discussed was a need for promotion of the new RUOK? (Are You O.K.) program that was launched in January. This computerized telephone calling system, once established, is free and available to seniors 60 and older and adults who are disabled. The system is a daily check on at-risk adults and will be a collaborative effort between the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Senior Center and the Area Agency on Aging. A free senior tax preparation program was scheduled for Feb.27 and all slots were filled; an additional date is being scheduled.
The Monroe County County Council on Aging meets monthly at the Senior Center. Meeting with two new county commissioners, the group is shown at the Feb. meeting. Seated are Commissioners (from left) Tim Price and Carl Davis. Standing is Arlene Winland; Margaret Dalrymple; President, Walter Burkhalter; Jean Ackerman, Treasurer; Betty Weber, Secretary; Jean Baldwin, Clarington Site Coordinator and Alice Piatt of GMN and the Monroe County Senior Center.