San Jose March 27, 2017: Sourcewise shares updates to the 2016-2020 Area Plan on Aging for 2017-2018 with the Santa Clara County community on April 3, 2017.

Sourcewise unveiled the 2016-2020 Area Plan on Aging in February of 2016. The Area Plan on Aging is a strategic roadmap that outlines the agency’s goals and objectives every four years. The Plan was developed in partnership with the research firm EVALCORP, Sourcewise Advisory Council and Board of Directors, and community stakeholders.

The plan delineates eight priorities:

  • Services associated with access to services (transportation, health services, case management.)
  • In-home services, including supportive services for families of older individuals who are victims of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with neurological and organic brain dysfunction.
  • Legal assistance.
  • Primarily low-income seniors, including those falling below the federal poverty line, as well as those above the federal poverty line but below the Elder Economic Security Standard Index.
  • Older, primarily minority individuals with limited English-speaking abilities.
  • Frail or Isolated older adults.
  • Informal (unpaid) caregivers for older adults.
  • Seniors experiencing abuse.

Sourcewise invites you to attend a public hearing to share your comments.

April 03, 2017
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Santa Clara Senior Center
Room 232
1303 Fremont Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050

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Lung Cancer Screening

Medicare Part B covers lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) if the individual meets all the following criteria:

  • Aged 55 to 77
  • No signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Current smoker or quit smoking within the past 15 years
  • Tobacco smoking history averaging one pack per day for 20 years (“20 pack-years”)
  • An order from a doctor or healthcare provider

Take advantage of these preventative services offered by Medicare by asking for them for yourself or your loved one. In this way, older adults can reduce their risk of developing substance abuse disorders or mitigate its effects to maintain healthier lifestyles.

References

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, July). Substance use in older adults drugfacts. Substance Use in Older Adults DrugFacts | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (nih.gov)
  2. gov. (n.d.). Preventive & screening services. preventive services (medicare.gov)

 

This project was supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $94,686 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.