Pope County employs a Coordinator on Aging who is a trained advocate providing information and assistance to people over 60 in Pope County. The primary goal is to assist residents of Pope County to age safely in their own homes whenever possible and assist them if they are looking for alternative living situations.
There are NO income guidelines to qualify for the support of our Coordinator on Aging.
Ways we help include but may not be limited to:
Working with Pope County Senior Nutrition Sites and home delivered meals
Partnering with Senior Linkage Line and Area Agency on Aging
Medicare Part D Enrollment
Health Care Directives
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS)
Senior Legal Rights
Scams / Fraud
At times may assist with plans for recreational activities
Volunteer recruitment and training
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS
Council on Aging
Senior Companions for the homebound
TRIAD (The Right Information And Direction) – a partnership of County, Law Enforcement and Community – focusing on Fraud and Scams.