Areawide Aging Agency

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Purpose

Since 1973, Areawide Aging Agency has been the principal developer, coordinator and provider of services which meet the needs and advance the dignity, independence, and quality of life of senior adults in Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Oklahoma counties.  The efforts of Areawide involve funding, coordinating and monitoring programs authorized by the Older Americans Act. Anyone over the age of 60 is eligible for services; however, those living below the poverty line are the ones who depend upon the services to help make ends meet. To provide their services, Areawide depends upon funding through private and foundation grants, with the majority of the funds coming from state and federal monies.

Contact

Blair Schoeb, Director
Areawide Aging Agency
4101 Perimeter Center Drive, Ste. 310
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 942-8500
http://areawideaging.org/

Senior Info Line
(800) 211-2116

Eligibility

  • Individuals age 60 and older; and
  • Under special conditions, persons under 60 may be eligible for certain services (i.e., the spouse of an individual 60 or older, or a person with a disability residing with an eligible person or caregiver, or a grandparent or older relative caregiver, 55 or older, living with and providing care for a child 18 or younger).

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • Information & Referral
  • Locating Alternate Funding
  • Training for Consumer & Family

AT Devices Provided/Covered

  • No AT devices are provided or covered.

Application Process

  • Contact Areawide Aging Agency to request information about services provided.

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • Areawide assesses the needs of seniors, coordinates programs such as congregate and home delivered meals, transportation, and respite care for caregivers.
  • They link seniors to resources through their information and assistance line and also print a resource directory specifically for seniors in the counties they serve.
  • Areawide also has an ombudsman program. The ombudsman serve residents in nursing homes, resident care facilities and assisted living centers in the four counties served by Areawide Aging Agency.
  • Areawide partners with Oklahoma ABLE Tech to provide an assistive technology device demonstration program. The AT demonstrations can assist a person or small group of individuals with the opportunity to explore one or more assistive technology devices to assist in the decision-making process about device purchase or utilization.