" Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul"- Samuel Ullman
Malheur Council on Aging and Community Service(MCOACS) has been designated as an Area Agency on Aging (AAA), one of 700+ such agencies across the United States, committed to serving older individuals. MCOACS provides a comprehensive and coordinated range of services making it possible for each person to participate in the services of their choice. These services assist both the frail older person who can remain at home if they receive the right supports to those who are healthy and can benefit from the activities and socialization provided by community-based programs.
MCOACS also connects with ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Connection). The ADRC is a highly visible, trusted source for unbiased information and assistance as well as decision support for seniors and people with physical disabilities, their families and caregivers. ADRC professionally trained Information and Assistance Specialists not only provide the information, but actually connect consumers directly to the agency or service and follow up to insure they are satisfied. ADRCs also provide options counseling to consumers to assist them in determining what care options best fit their needs and preferences. Together consumers and Options Counselors weigh the pros and cons of each option based on the consumer’s circumstances, preferences, and resources. The consumer can then make an informed decision about long term services and supports that meet their personal goals.
Aging Disability Resource Connection