Sandy Duncan from the Northeast Nebreaska Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center was our guest speaker atRotary this noon.

-This agency is the gatekeeper between state and community to provide services for the aging and disabled

-SHIP: Senior Health Insurance Program, open enrollment begins Oct 15th for Medicare plans

-In Home Care, home and community based programs

-Care Management, first step in helping persons in their home ( ie housecleaning, cooking, etc)

-Assisting in finding coverage for medical alert devices ( geo-location services with GPS, and fall detection)

-Assist in the following services: benefit & resource guide, decision making guide, valuable documents, assisted living, transportation, meals on wheels, mental health, medicaid (aka access health), family caregiver support, Alzheimers, hospice, wheelchair ramp, Mid-Town health Center, Good Will, Salvation Army, Nebraska Commission for the Blind, Easter Seals, set up providers or in home agencies.