Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Area Agency on Aging 
2131 Park Avenue West
Hawkins Corner, Suite 300
Ontario, OH 44906

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Laura Barber 
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. 
419-522-5612 ext. 1019 

Orientation to the Aging Network and Services 

Wednesday March 13, 2019


Do you wonder what forms of assistance are available to seniors in your area? Would you like to learn more about programs administered through your local Area Agency on Aging?  Don't miss this short and informative session.  Local Area Agencies are your one-stop for information, assistance, and referrals for seniors! Our planning and services area includes: Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot counties.  Your will learn about funding sources, how they are disbursed, and about programs associated with the Older Americans Act, administered though the Administration of Aging via the Ohio Department of Aging and ultimately the Area Agencies on Aging.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be more familiar with the following programs and services administered by the Area Agency on Aging:

The Older American Act

Federal, State, and Local resources

The Ohio Department of Aging

Programs/services administered through our Area Agency on Aging: PASSPORT, Caregiver Assistance, RSS, Housing, County Focal Points, Training, HEAP, Community Care Coordination, LTC Ombudsman, HEMEN

Presenter: Teresa Cook, Vice President, Marketing and Development, Area Agency on Aging

Teresa has worked with social services for over 22 years and has spent 19 years with the Area Agency on Aging working to provide resources and quality care to individuals over the age 60 and those with disabilities.  She has a comprehensive background in aging services and supports including marketing, development, service coordination, public speaking, and project management.  She has written and administered federal and state grants for senior hunger and senior home repair and minor home modification.  Her research, programming, and innovative outreach strategies for rural aging populations has been recognized at national conferences on food insecurity, SNAP, and senior hunger.  Teresa is a graduate of the Disney Institute of Business Excellence.  She is a certified Information and Referral Specialist for Aging/Disability and is a Master Trainer for Stanford University's Chronic and Diabetic Self Management Programs and for the Matter of Balance falls prevention curriculum.