A letter from: Aging at Home Support for Jackson County Seniors

We are excited to announce that Aging at Home Support (formerly CASA of Jackson County) reopened in April of this year. We’re getting back to our roots—serving the aging population of Jackson County. We think you will agree that our services will be of great benefit for those who want to stay in their homes. We will open with a telephone assurance program and will continue to build ramps for our seniors. Our plans are to offer more services such as durable medical equipment in the future. We are now a totally volunteer-run non-profit. This allows us to use a higher percentage of our donations to help our senior citizens.

The Telephone Assurance Program is designed to provide security, alleviate loneliness, reduce isolation, avoid victimization, and prevent premature entry into nursing homes. To do this we must work as a community of volunteers helping our elderly neighbors. You can make a difference and it only takes a 15-minute phone call!

Feelings of loneliness can have health consequences among the elderly. This problem is prevalent among America’s older population and can have detrimental effects on mental, emotional, and physical health. AARP magazine stated that “almost 90 percent of Americans 65 or older plan to stay in their homes as they age.” It is our mission to assist these senior citizens—our family and neighbors—to remain in their homes.

We are contacting Jackson County communities and churches looking for volunteers as well as clients who might need these services. Communities and churches will be an important partner in reaching out to those who want to remain in their homes. There are several ways you can help. We hope we can count on your support.

We ask your church members if they would like to volunteer in any way. They can call Aging at Home Support at 256.259.3736 or email us at casaofjacksoncounty@gmail.com. In addition, if there is someone you know who needs these services, please call or email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We know that many people who can’t get out or have limited mobility want to volunteer, and this is a perfect opportunity for those individuals—since they work from the comfort of their own home and only need a telephone.

We would be more than happy to come to any meeting to further explain our program and the many ways your community and churches can help Aging at Home Support. See us on Facebook!

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