Serving Hughes, Lincoln
COEDD Area Agency on Aging
Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Okfuskee, and Seminole Counties
Dates to Remember
Saturday, Feb. 2
Monday, Feb. 18
COEDD Offices Closed
Sunday, March 10
Daylight Saving Time
Wednesday, March 20
Inside this issue:
Senior Center Spotlight:
Miss Oklahoma Visits
Medicare Extra Help
It's Cold Outside
Senior Day at the Capitol 8
SEVEN YEARS AND COUNTING!
The Masonic Charity
Foundation of Oklahoma has
awarded funding to
Oklahoma's Area Agencies
on Aging for the seventh year
in a row. This partnership has
also achieved another milestone, serving over 10,000
older Oklahomans during the
first six years of operation.
Representatives from the
Masonic Charity Foundation
and the eleven (11) Area
Agencies on Aging met on
December 4, 2012 for the
presentation of 2013 funding
in the amount of $720,586.
COEDD Area Agency on Aging will receive an allocation of $66,621 for
calendar year 2013.
The Masonic Assistance Program for Seniors assists individuals 55 years
of age and older with health and safety threats. Hundreds of individuals have
received assistance in the COEDD AAA service area which has allowed
them to stay in their own homes and communities.
"This program is so unique because the application process is so simple
and services are delivered in such a short period of time," said COEDD
AAA Director John Shea. "Many times older people get frustrated with the
amount of paperwork associated with government programs and simply give
up. The Masonic Assistance Program alleviates some of the stress because
the application process is simple and easy to navigate," Shea added.
The program can help with a variety of health and safety threats
including but not limited to building wheelchair ramps, minor home repairs,
eyeglasses and dental issues. If you or someone you know might benefit
from the program, please contact COEDD AAA at 400 N. Bell, Shawnee,
OK 74801 or by calling 1-800-375-8255 Ext. 128, or you can call the
Senior Info line at 1-800-211-2116.
Masonic Check Presentation
Pictured L to R: Masonic Charity Foundation
President David Ray, COEDD Area Agency on
Aging Director John Shea, and Masons
Grandmaster Brad Rickelman