Contact Information
Director:

Dr. Graham D. Rowles

Address:

Graduate Ctr. for Gerontology
University of Kentucky
303 Wethington Hlth. Sc. Bldg.
Lexington, Ky 40536-0200
Phone: 859-231-6238
Fax: 859-323-5747

KERI Column

Link to Graduate Center for Gerontology

Link to Department for aging and independent living

Link to Area agencies on aging

Link to Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center

Link to UK College of Public Health

Area Development Districts

Click on the district you wish to view in this interactive map OR click directly on the district name in the list below to learn more about them. Click again on the district name to close.

Ky Districts Map Barren River Pennyrile Green River Lincoln Trail KIPDA Northern Kentucky Bluegrass FIVCO Gateway Big Sandy Kentucky River Cumberland Valley Lake Cumberland buffalotrace purchase
Barren River

Link to Barren River Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Barren River Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to BRADD website

The BRADD/Area Agency on Aging is located at 177 Graham Avenue, Bowing Green, Kentucky 42102. The Barren River Area Agency on Aging is administered by the Barren River Area Development District. The BRADD/AAA identifies the needs of the seniors and plans for meeting those needs through a system of in-home and community based services that enable seniors to maintain their independence and quality of life. The Barren River AAA serves as a point of entry for Information, Assistance and Resources for services available for the frail, disabled and elderly throughout the BRADD’s ten county district. The BRADD/AAA serves the following counties, Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren. Contact Debbie McCarty, Director of Aging Services for additional information at 1-270-781-2381.

April 2008: BRADD/AAA Partners with Barren River District Health Department to implement the “planning phase” of the KERI

The Barren River Area Development District Area Agency on Aging partners with the Barren River District Health Department to conduct community forums to gather community representatives and citizens to prioritize public health and aging concerns. These forums are the second part of “The Big Listen” that was started with the Everybody Survey and the “planning phase” of the Kentucky Elder Readiness Initiative. Health Department and Aging Staff will discuss the assets and challenges of both the Everybody Survey for each county and the KERI survey for the Barren River Area. These survey data will be utilized to initiate discussions and to obtain citizens greatest concerns relating to Health Issues, Health Service Issues, Environmental Health Concerns and Baby Boomer Issues. Communities will be asked to accept the challenge and make a commitment to be a part of the planning and development process of local initiatives to address concerns identified in the public forums. It is through this planning process that local communities can create sustainable projects and programs that support a Healthy and Aging Community.

Community Forum Results by Priority Area
County Health Issues Healthcare Service Issue Environmental Issue Aging (Baby-Boomer) Issue
Barren Motor Vehicle Crashes Can't get an appointment Secondhand smoke Retirement
Butler TBA      
Edmonson Heart Disease Need someone who is open later in the day/evening Secondhand smoke Transportation
Hart Obesity Shortage of Health professionsl (M.D.'s, RN's, etc.) Secondhand smoke Housing
Logan Cancer Affordability of medicines Secondhand smoke Transportation
Metlife TBA      
Simpson Substance Abuse Affordability of medicines Meth Lab Clean-up Transportation
Warren Obesity Slow ER service Secondhand smoke Health Care

 

Big Sandy

Link to Big Sandy Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Big Sandy Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Big Sandy District website

The Big Sandy Area Development District, BSADD, is located in the eastern most section of the state. The District includes the counties of Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike. The Big Sandy ADD is designated the Area Agency on Aging in the District. In the Big Sandy area, there are 16 multipurpose senior centers, one senior center, and three adult day care centers. There are 7 senior centers in Floyd and Pike counties while Johnson, Magoffin, and Martin have one center each.

The Big Sandy AAA provides Homecare, Benefits Counseling - State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Legal Assistance, 50 + Olympics, Family Caregiver Support Program, Ombudsman, Personal Care Attendant Program, UMWA Community Health Program, AmeriCorps in Aging services as well as providing technical assistance to the senior centers and Adult Day Care programs in the District.

To find more information on any of the services, go to www.bigsandy.org and click on Aging Services link or contact Ms. Donna Turner at 606-886-2374, Ext. 358 or Toll Free 1-800-373-2723. For KERI information in the Big Sandy area, contact Steve Jones at 1-800-737-2723 or by email at steve.jones@bigsandy.org.

Bluegrass

Link to Bluegrass Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Bluegrass Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Bluegrass District website

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services.

Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Buffalo Trace

Link to Buffalo Trace Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Buffalo Trace Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Buffalo Trace District website

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services. Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Cumberland Valley

Link to Cumberland Valley Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Cumberland Valley Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Cumberland Valley District website

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services.

Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

FIVCO

Link to FIVCO Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

FIVCO Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to FIVCO District website

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services.

Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Gateway

Link to Gateway Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Gateway Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Gateway District website

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services.

Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Green River

Link to Green River Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Green River Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Green River District website

I am very excited to report that Hancock County took GRADD’s lead and had our first county KERI meeting on November 19, 2007. We had 25 people in attendance, including the entire Fiscal Court, and State Representative Dwight Butler. A few others were detained and unable to make the meeting. The main priority for this meeting was to agree on areas of focus, which the task force chose four; Education/Recreation; Employment/Volunteer Opportunities; Housing; and Transportation. Once we determined our focal areas we formed committees for each. The committees are to meet sometime between now and the middle of January to identify goals; means of completion, including funding, and a time line to meet those goals. The Hancock County task force will come back together in late January or early February, depending on how quickly the committees are able to complete their tasks, to combine the information and determine a master time line to reach all of the goals decided on. GRADD has scheduled a regional meeting sometime in March for the County task forces to report.

The Green River Area Development District (GRADD) serves the counties of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster. The ADD provides assistance in Community and Economic Development, Workforce Investment Act, Transportation and Social Services/Aging. Aging programs funded by the Older Americans Act and the state Division of Aging Services are provided by or contracted through the Area Agency on Aging, located at the GRADD offices in Owensboro. Contact for aging programs is Vivian Craig, Associate Director for Social Services. She can be reached at 270-926-4433 or by e-mail at viviancraig@gradd.com.

Kentucky River

Link to Kentucky River Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Kentucky River Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Kentucky River District website

KERI IN ACTION:

February 2008: Knott Senior Center in Kentucky River Development District (KRADD)

Contributed by Melissa Sloane

Knott County’s Senior Center travels each Wednesday to the Sportsplex for fun and exercise. This provides seniors with the opportunity to remain physically active and practice for the Senior Games. On a recent trip I tagged along with the seniors to experience the Sportsplex with them. As we entered the doors the group split up and each headed to their favorite activity. Several went to the walking track, one to the basketball court and a few to the bowling lanes. As I mingled from one activity to another I had the opportunity to ask the seniors what they enjoyed about the Sportsplex and what they gained or hoped to gain by their participation in the activities. Several talked about the senior games and how having a place to practice their bowling skills would give them an advantage at this years games. Others talked about having access to equipment or physical activities at the Sportsplex that they would not be able to access any where else.

In the City of Jenkins (Letcher County) a group of citizens are working together to ensure the future of the city. A major task on the group’s agenda is to find funding for an Assisted Living Facility. As a starting point for the project they have met on two occasions (Sept. 24 and Oct. 15, 2007) with various individuals and organizational representatives to gather information about assist living programs and possible land options for the facility.

Additionally in an attempt to gain input from other community members about the needs within the community a survey is being developed. The committee hopes to gain insight into shorter-term projects they can pursue. It is hoped that by working with the local government, schools, health care facilities and other community organizations that individuals can be educated about the aging population and find ways that they can become involved.

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services.

Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

A.W. Watts Senior Center Celebrates Older Americans Month

Hopkinsville, KY, May 5, 2008: The A.W. Watts Senior Center invites you to join them in celebrating Older Americans Month during the month of May. José Quiñonez, Executive Director at the A.W. Watts Senior Center states, “Older Americans Month is a great time to bring attention to the issues that affect older adults. This year’s theme is Working Together for Strong, Healthy, and Supportive Communities, which speaks to the opportunities we have to create better care and reinforce healthier societies for all ages. Working together, our communities can improve older adults’ overall quality of life.” This year’s them makes us focus on improving older adults’ overall quality of life by helping them:

- Make behavioral changes in their lifestyles that can reduce risk of disease, disability, and injury.
- Obtain the tools they need to make informed decisions about, and gain better access to, existing health and long-term care options in their communities.
- Have more options to avoid placement in nursing homes and remain at home as long as possible.

Americans of all ages and backgrounds can celebrate Older Americans Month. The senior center has planned a series of activities to serve older adults and to enrich the lives of the older adults. For more information please visit our website at www.awwatts.org and click on “Coming Events”.

KIPDA

Link to KIPDA Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

KIPDA Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to KIPDA District website

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services.

Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Lake Cumberland

Link to Lake Cumberland Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Lake Cumberland Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Lake Cumberland District website

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services.

Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Lincoln Trail

Link to Lincoln Trail Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Lincoln Trail Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Lincoln Trail District website

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services.

Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Northern Kentucky

Link to Northern Kentucky Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Northern Kentucky Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Northern kentucky District website

Each Area Development Districts has a coordinated and comprehensive service delivery system to meet the needs of elders in their respective county areas. An Area Agency on Aging provides supportive services such as hot lunches, training and part-time employment, and services to support education for our aging population. Support is provided for senior citizen centers, homecare, nursing home Ombudsman, social services and meals, adult day care, Senior Community Service Employment Project, Family Caregiver Support Program, and legal services.

Programs have been implemented for the prevention of elder abuse, mental anguish, mental illness financial exploitation, neglect of the elderly, and homecare services to individuals over the age of 60. Personal Attendant Program for disabled adults, HomeCare program for frail elders in need of assistance in order to remain in their homes, and Health Promotions are additional programs offered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Pennyrile

Link to Pennyrile Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Pennyrile Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Pennyrile District website

The Pennyrile Area Development District is the statutory regional planning and development organization for the nine counties of the Pennyrile region in western Kentucky. The region includes the counties of Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg.

“READY YOUR HOME FOR WINTER”
Free Energy Efficiency Workshop and Seminar
Sponsored by:

A. W. Watts Senior Citizens Center, Hopkinsville Electric System and Tennessee Valley Authority

Date:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

When:

10-11:30am

Where:

A. W. Watts Senior Citizens Center
1402 West 7th Street, Hopkinsville

Come and learn about these topics to help you Ready Your Home for Winter:

  • Energy Efficiency Tips
  • Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Survey& Energy Efficiency Kits with audit completion
  • Caulking and Insulation Discussion

For More Information, please contact: Lynn Clark at HES/EnergyNet 270-887-4213 OR Jose Quinonez, CC Senior Citizens at 270-886-8885

Purchase

Link to Purchase Area Development District websitePopulation Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Income Fact Sheet
(pdf format)

Purchase Preliminary Report (pdf format)

Click on the image to link to Purchase District website

The Purchase Area Development District is a partnership organization that offers support to city and county governments in the 8-county region of Western Kentucky. This region includes the counties of Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken. We provide opportunities for community leaders to gather, share common concerns, and create innovative approaches to local and regional challenges.