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Medicaid Waiver Program

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Director Suzanne Burnette at the
2005 Senior Picnic
  • The program enables eligible blind, elderly, and disabled persons to receive assigned and specialized care in their homes, which allows the individuals to avoid or delay their move to a nursing home. Services are provided at no cost to participant(s).

Senior Centers

  • The agency operates four Senior Centers in Lee County and three in Russell County:
    • Auburn Senior Center - Mary S. Buchannon - 410 Boykin St. Auburn, AL 36830 - (334)-887-8745
    • Beulah Senior Center - Judith Tubia - 4918 Lee Rd. 270 Valley, AL 36854 - (334)-749-5928
    • Central Senior Center - Charles Holladay - 1500 14th St. Phenix City, AL 36867 - (334)-298-8582
    • Hurtsboro Senior Center - Virginia Smith- 501 Owens St. Hurtsboro, AL 36860 - (334)-667-7577
    • Opelika Senior Center - Mary Strickland- 201 Samford Way Opelika, AL 36801 - (334)-745-2679
    • Russell County Senior Center - Patricia Johnson - 540 Hwy 165 P.O. Box 541 Ft. Mitchell, AL 36856 - (334)-855-0637
    • Smiths Senior Center - Betty Howard - 3072 Lee Rd. 242 Smiths, AL 36877 - (334)-297-9101
  • Centers serve as a community focal point where an array of services and programs can be channeled to individuals who are 60 or older. The service is free, but donations are accepted.
  • Services include social activities, nutrition education, health counseling, consumer education, recreation and exercise, hot meals, information and referral.

Home Delivered Meals

  • Eligible senior citizens can receive home-delivered frozen meals which are delivered once a week.
  • Qualifications are based on need and must be age 60 years and older.
Ombudsman and Legal Assistance
  • Investigates complaints and answers questions from seniors and their families concerning nursing homes and assisted living facilities;
  • Legal Assistance Referral Program: Clients may speak to an attorney concerning insurance coverage, estate planning, food stamps, and other legal issues.

Ombudsman Newsletter January 2011

Ombudsman Newsletter July 2011

Ombudsman Newsletter January 2012

Ombudsman Newsletter May 2012

Ombudsman Newsletter May 2013

Ombudsman Newsletter November 2013

Preventive Health

  • The agency offers health screenings, nutrition counseling, exercise, medication screening, health assessments, and health promotion programs at Senior Centers.

Information, Outreach, and Referral

Area Agency on Aging Staff working in conjunction with Alagasco to bring Seniors in the Lee & Russell County Area a brighter holiday season.

  • Health Insurance Counseling
  • Produces the Rainbow Book, a list of services for seniors
  • Coordinates the Annual Senior Citizens Picnic which is held annually to honor senior citizens in Lee and Russell Counties.
  • Participates in the Rebuilding Together of Lee County one day home rebuidling project.

 

Lee-Russell Aging Foundation

  • This is a Non-profit foundation that accepts donations for Area Agency on Aging programs; Donations are used to provide meals and other needed services to the elderly in both counties.
  • The Lee-Russell Aging Foundation holds several annual fundraising events a year including:
    • The Annual Unforgettable Footsteps Mardi Gras Walk/Run benefiting clients with dementia related illnesses, including but not limited to Adult Day Care Services, Prescription Services, Nutrition Services and In-Home care services
  • Click for more information on upcoming events

SenioRx Prescription Drug

  • Program helps eligible individuals age 55-64 and older receive medications at little or no cost to them.
  • Fascilitates preventitive health care screenings and medication coordination.
  • Glucerna & Ensure Supplemental Nutrition: Help is available for individuals needing assistance with supplemental nutrition. The Area Agency on Aging can assist individuals 55 and over that meet the income guidelines for assistance. Please call (334) 749-5264 ext.250 for more information.
  • Click here for informational flyer or call (334) 749-5264 ext.250.
  • Click here for a SenioRx application to print out and mail to:

      Lee-Russell Council Area Agency on Aging

      2207 Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801

      Attention: Jean Causey

Alabama Cares

  • Program designed to support family caregivers by providing training, assistance, and resources to help them take care of their aging loved ones and themselves.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
  • Caregiver Trainings

Senior Workers

  • This program provides subsidized, part-time employment opportunities for persons age 55 or older and who have a limited household income.
  • The goal of this program is for the workers to move from subsidized job placement to unsubsidized job placement within their community.

State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) / Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMPP)

  • Provide older individual with consumer education and counseling enabling them to understand Medicare, Medicaid, Long-Term Care Insurance, as well as other health insurance options.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Area Agency on Aging has a variety of volunteer opportunities.  To learn more please contact us at (334) 749-5264 or 1-800-AGE-LINE.


LINKS:

The Lee-Russell Aging Foundation

Non-profit 501c3 foundation that accepts donations that are used to supplement available resources and services for the elderly. 100% of all donations are used for client services. Donations may be routed via check to the Lee-Russell Aging Foundation Donations, 2207 Gateway Drive, Opelika, AL 36801.

Lee-Russell Council of Governments
2207 Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801-6834
Phone: (334) 749-5264 Fax: (334) 749-6582
1-800-243-5463 (1-800-AGELINE)