The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) was recently awarded funding from the Administration for Community Living through USAging’s Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative that will allow the AAA7 to provide outreach and education on the importance of vaccines and partner on vaccination opportunities for older adults and individuals living with a disability in the community. The AAA7’s 10-county district includes Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.
USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging, including the AAA7, and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. USAging members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities.
Led by USAging, the Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative funding will enable the AAA7 and other grant recipients to enable organizations across the aging and disability network to perform an array of vaccination promotion activities. These could include hosting community vaccine clinics, providing in-home vaccinations, providing transportation to vaccination sites, and conducting outreach and education to older adults and those living with a disability, among other activities. The vaccines will include flu, pneumonia, shingles and COVID-19.
For more information, call the AAA7 at 1-800-582-7277 or email email@example.com.
The AAA7’s Resource Center is also available to anyone in the community looking for information or assistance with long-term care options. Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Resource Center is a valuable contact for learning more about options and what programs and services are available for assistance.
Submitted by Jenni Lewis, director of communications, Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc.