Outgoing president honored
At its final meeting of 2012, the Area Agency on Aging District 7 recognized Alice Ward of Pike County, who served as president of the Area Agency on Aging District 7 Board of Trustees in 2011 and 2012.
Ward joined the AAA7 Board of Directors in 2000 and served two terms until 2005. In 2007, she returned to the Board and served an additional two terms. During her tenure, Ward served on all committees in addition to her time as secretary/treasurer in 2002 and 2009, vice president in 2003 and 2010, and president in 2004, 2011 and 2012.
Newly elected AAA7 Board of Trustees President for 2013, Deanna Tribe of Vinton County, joined the AAA7 Board of Directors in 2008. During her time with the board thus far, she has served on all committees in addition to her time as Secretary/Treasurer in 2012.
Also recognized at the meeting was outgoing Board Member Tammy Nelson of Scioto County.
Nelson joined the AAA7 Board of Directors in 2007 and served two terms until 2012. During her time with the board, Nelson served on all committees in addition to her time as secretary/treasurer in 2008, vice president in 2009, and president in 2010.
Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay. The AAA7's Resource Center is also available to anyone in the community looking for information or assistance with long-term care options. Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Resource Center is a valuable contact for learning more about options and what programs and services are available for assistance.
Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 (TTY: 711). Here, individuals can speak directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve their needs. The Agency also offers an in-home assessment at no cost for those who are interested in learning more. Information is also available on www.aaa7.org, or the Agency can be contacted through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Agency also has a Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/AreaAgencyOnAgingDistrict7.
Pamela K. Matura is executive director of the Area Agency on Aging District 7.