OLDER AMERICANS ACT PROGRAMS/LIFE:
In 1965, Congress enacted the Older Americans Act, which established the US Administration on Aging and state agencies on aging (ie…the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, CCCSO) to address the social services needs of older people. The Act authorizes seven titles that are administered by the Administration on Aging, except for the Title V Community Services Employment Program, which is administered by the US Department of Labor. Over two-thirds of Older Americans Act funding supports state and community grants for multiple social service programs.
The Older Americans Act includes many programs for individuals over 60 years of age. One of the Act’s primary objectives is to secure the best possible physical and mental health that science can make available. Two primary programs that help meet this objective are nutrition—meals that meet 1/3 RDA are provided both in the home (MOW) and at the senior centers; and transportation to physician’s appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores and the senior center. For more information on these programs, you may call our office about Meals on Wheels or Terri Hunt about the transportation services. Both of these services are offered by Cabell County Community Services Organization and the local senior centers. You may call (304)529-4952 for details.
LIFE (Legislative Initiative for the Elderly) is a state-funded program and part of the senior center array of services. Services vary by county but are modeled after those provided by the Older Americans Act.
SHIP (MEDICARE COUNSELING):
West Virginia SHIP (State health Insurance Assistance Program), began in 1992 and provides free, objective and confidential help to WV Medicare beneficiaries and their families who need information about their Medicare benefits, medicare supplement insurance companies, supplement plans and monthly rate comparisons, long-term care insurance plans, and help with paying Medicare costs.
West Virginia SHIP is part of the national network of state health insurance assistance programs, which receive financial assistance form the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal Medicare agency.
West Virginia SHIP also has a statewide toll free number (1-877-987-4463) that anyone can call to receive expert advice from a SHIP counselor. SHIP will also provide educational workshops for consumers or professional groups who need more information understanding Medicare benefits. This information is constantly changing from year to year and can be very confusing for most individuals. We can help. If you would like to schedule this type of information for a group of people, please contact the SHIP State Director at 1-877-987-4463.
Personal Care (Medicaid)
Medicaid Waiver Services
VAMC – In-Home Care and Respite
FAIR Alzheimer’s In-Home Respite
Voice Care Medical Alert Unit
Project Lifesaver Tracking Device
Meals on Wheels
Congregate Meals to seven sites in Cabell County
Six Senior Centers in Cabell County
Non Emergency Transportation
For non-emergency transportation call 304-529-4952.
Eden Park is a 20 unit affordable housing complex for Seniors 62 and above, managed by CCCSO. It is located at 730 10th Avenue, Huntington WV 25701. For more information, call Eric at 304-529-4952.