By Bob Simmons
Often times, the elderly and their family members have trouble winding through of maze of services which could result in a more comfortable outlook at the retirement years. They have a lot of questions and do not know exactly where to turn. For this area, a group of service providers ranging from medical, financial, home services and more have been working to better coordinate the services into a “one-stop” center. This month, they have opened their meeting to the public they wish to serve.
The Lincoln County Senior Resource Group (SRG) meets once a month at the Lincoln County Area Council on Aging (LCCOA). Their next meeting will be held Thursday, May 18 beginning at 2 p.m. The program will be presented by Voyce (formerly known as the ombudsman). Last month, Rudy Beck, of Beck Estate Planning and Elder Law, provided insight on many programs.
“We are a group of local professionals working together to help seniors and their families access reliable resources within their own communities, when it comes to eldercare and long term care,” said Vicki Durney, spokesman for the group.
The Lincoln County Senior Resource Group (LC-SRG) was formed two years ago to help seniors get information, services and products they need.
“We share information about senior services within the area, changes in the industry and how it effects our local seniors, “ said Durney.
Some of the agencies represented last month included Division of Senior and Disability Service, Meadowlands Senior Living, Right at Home (home care); Senior Helpers (home care); NECAC, Lincoln County Health Department, Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab, Delta Center, Sugar Creek and The Arbors, Alzheimers Association, Heartland Hospice. There are representatives of other home care companies and retirement communities, Mercy, SSM, Troy Police, Bridgeway Behavioral Health, CenterPointe, and more.
“We have so much information we share with each other, we thought it was important that the community hears what we are sharing,” said Durney. “Our speakers come from the medical and educational community or from members in our group.”
If you have any questions, contact Durney at 636-946-7899, Nickie Griggs, 636-327-4018 or LCCOA in Troy, 636-528-7000.