What the Area Agency on Aging 1-B does is simple: We help people access the programs and services they need to stay living independently and with dignity in their own homes or with family caregivers. We do that in lots of ways–by bringing a warm meal and friendly face to the door of a homebound senior via our Meals on Wheels program, by providing the in-home support an older adult stay in the home she loves, or giving a caregiver the knowledge she needs to be there for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease. Meet some of the people we help below. They inspire us, and we’re sure they will inspire you too!
Megan is a 32-year old IT consultant who took an analytic approach to caring for her 72-year old father with Alzheimer’s. She joined an AAA 1-B Creating Confident Caregivers class and learned all she could. Megan says the class taught her what to expect as the disease progresses and to seek help and take care of herself.
You can read Megan’s whole story by visiting our blog.
You can learn more about how the AAA 1-B helps caregivers by visiting our Caregiver Resources tab to read about Adult Day Programs, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Workshops, Classes for Family Caregivers, our Caregiver e-newsletter, or our Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo.