One of the OAA’s (Older Americans Act) foundational principles is that the programs and services created to help support consumers in their homes and communities are customized to meet their individual needs. There’s nothing one-size-fits-all about AAAs or the services they offer their clients!
Roles of all AAAs: Assess community needs and develop and fund programs that respond to those needs; educate and provide direct assistance to consumers about available community resources for long-term services and supports; serve as portals to care by assessing multiple service needs, determining eligibility, authorizing or purchasing services and monitoring the appropriateness and cost effectiveness of services; and demonstrate responsible fiscal stewardship by maximizing use of public and private funding to serve as many consumers as possible.
ELDER RIGHTS includes abuse prevention and long-term care ombudsman programs
HEALTH & WELLNESS
A variety of recreational activities may be enjoyed at the Golden Age Center. Billiard tables are available Monday through Friday from 8-5. Senior Citizens also enjoy card games, bingo 2 times weekly on Tuesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m.. Dances are held every Friday evening with a band playing live music. The entire community is invited to participate. During the Spring and Summer months there are tours and picnic outings with a picnic lunch provided.
A meal is served Monday -Friday at noon. The meals are nutritionally balanced meals which provide 2 RDA. Some modified diets are available with nutrition counseling by a Registered Dietitian. A second meal or Ensure is also available for eligible persons. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 for those who are 60 years of age and older. The suggested donation for meals which are carried out are $3.50. Meals can also be served to those under 60 for the full cost of the meal which is $5.25 per meal. Reservations for meals are required. See Calendar for Menu
Home Delivered Meals are available Monday-Friday for eligible participants. Homebound clients who have meals delivered must be 60 and over. Eligibility for meals will be determined by an intake worker. The definition of homebound status is the person is not able to leave the home without assistance. The suggested donation is $3.50 per meal. Second meals and Ensure are also available for eligible clients.
When there concerns about abuse or exploitation of a disabled or an older adult, the incidents can be reported to the Uintah Golden Age Center or to Adult Protective Services by calling 1-800-371-7897 or by calling 722-6551.
Shopping assistance is available to assist those who are not able to leave their homes to do their own shopping or do necessary errands. A worker will pick up shopping list and pick up supplies and deliver them back the same day.
Transportation is available for older adults 60 and over in all areas of Uintah County. By calling the Golden Age Center 24 hours in advance passengers may be picked up at their homes and taken to doctor appointments, shopping, hair appointments, and activities at the Senior Center. The driver will assist passengers into vehicles and public facilities and when needed assist passengers with shopping and carrying bags. Buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts for disabled passengers. Transportation is available five days a week from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.