With a staffed helpline, we are able to provide the resources needed for emergency assistance for older adults who are in crisis, including assistance with cooling in the summer, blankets and coats in the winter..
We also help with items not covered by Medicare or other sources, which may include eye glasses, dentures, and hearing aids.
Applications are reviewed based on income eligibility and program restrictions, and support is limited depending on the amount of private donations, sponsorships, grants, and support from the community.
LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN
This program serves residents in Long-Term health care facilities and assisted living. The Ombudsman advocate on behalf of the individual residents. They assist in protecting residents' rights by providing information, exploring problems, and recommending corrective action. Ombudsman Volunteers are critical to the success of the program. Join us as we work to meet the needs of those who are no longer independent and need our support.
Aging Services, Inc. provides quarterly respite vouches to provide a break for full time, live in caregivers of a senior adult. This voucher can be used to hire the individual or service of your choice to provide care to your loved one while you take a break.
Legal Aid Senior Division provides legal advice, counseling and education to all people who are 60 years of age and older..
Transportation services are provided to adults, age 60 and older, who have limited or no other access to transportation sources. Trips are provided to nutrition sites, medical facilities, grocery stores and other necessary destinations.
INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE
Information and Assistance Program connects older adults, caregivers, and professionals to services which may best meet their needs. The Senior Resource Directory, a 200+ page resource directory is compiled and published by the Information and Assistance division of Areawide Aging Agency.
Sunbeam Family Services receives funding from Areawide Aging Agency for the "Caregiver Fundamentals Program." Workshops are provided in Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian and Logan Counties. Presentations are provided as well as resources, assistance, respite services, counseling and support for those in a caregiving role and for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. For more information about this program, please call (405) 609-6551.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Active Living & Learning programs enhances health and quality of life in seniors by providing workshops to help seniors with their balance and strength.
These programs provide a hot, nutritious meal for anyone 60 years of age or older, five days a week. In addition to serving balanced lunches, these centers provide consumer information, nutrition education, health and welfare programs and recreation activities.