Here is the December newsletter from ADRC.


December 2012
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ADRC Newsletter
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In this Issue
  • Utah ADRC Awarded Funding
  • ADRC Goals
  • Draper Senior Center Opening
  • Tri-County Changes
  • Resources
  • Congratulations


 
Note from the Program Manager:

Hello! The Utah ADRC Program office has been very busy with the Semi-Annual Report submitted October 31, 2012, working on plans for the upcoming Grant Year, and handling staff transition at our Program Office! The best news, as most of you all know by now, we received the announcement in September for our additional year of funding! We are quite excited about our expansion focus for this upcoming 2012/2013 Grant Year.

- Jen Morgan
 
Announcements
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Utah ADRC Awarded Additional Year of Funding
ADRC Sustainability Program Expansion Supplemental Program – October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013

This funding opportunity is specifically designed to help support states in pursuing and developing sustainability strategies for ADRC Options Counseling Program in conjunction with their health systems transformation and funding from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and Veteran Health Administration (VHA).
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2012/2013 ADRC Goals
States receiving awards will seek to achieve the following two key sustainability goals as part of this funding opportunity:
 
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1. Strengthening the capacity of the ADRC Options Counseling Program to serve people of all ages, income levels and disabilities by adopting a “No Wrong Door” approach that operationally involves a wide array of community agencies and organizations in the ADRC so it can effectively serve a broad range of populations; and
 
2. Developing financially sustainable ADRC models that includes revenue from multiple public programs (including Medicaid, Medicare, the Older Americans Act, the Veterans Health Administration and other programs) to cover expenses associated with such tasks as:
  • Outreach,
  • Screening/assessing individuals’ need for LTSS,
  • Working with individuals and their families to develop service plans,
  • Linking individuals to needed services, helping individuals to use self-directed service models,
  • Assisting individuals in determining their eligibility for public programs, and
  • Follow-up
 
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Draper Senior Center Grand Opening
The Draper Senior Center Grand Opening will be on December 20th, 2012. Ceremonies will begin at 11:30 am. Please join us throughout the day for entertainment, activities, prizes, and tours of the facility. 

The new Draper Senior Center is a 20,000 square foot state of the art facility that offers breathtaking views, access to parks and trails, and is close to the Draper City Library.

The new Senior Center is located at
1148 E. Pioneer Road, Draper Utah 84020; phone number 385-468-3330
Senior Center hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 8 am – 12:00 pm.

 
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Big Changes
Tri-County Independent living Center is changing it’s name and moving to a new location! 

The center's new name is Road to Independence.


Their new address is
3355 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah, 84410

The staff is dedicated to assisting those on the Road to Independence by continuing to provide Resources, Outreach, Advocacy, and Disability Services to promote and enhance the independence for all people with disabilities.
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Resources
Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP)
iPad app’s for People with Disabilities

These apps were tested and compiled by UATP. Apps are broken down into function categories, such as vision or utility.
 
http://utahatprogram.blogspot.com/2012/10/ipad-apps-for-people-with-disabilities.html
 
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A reminder:  Utah ADRC’s searchable database is up and running
www.utahadrc.org

 
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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Maureen Henry!
She is on a leave of absence, as the Executive Director of the Commission on Aging to serve as Atlantic Philanthropies/American Political Science Association Health and Aging Policy Fellow in Washington DC through September 2013. The goal of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is to create a cadre of professional leaders who will serve as positive agents for change in health and aging policy, helping to shape a healthy and productive future for older Americans.
 
And Congratulations to Louise Tonin on her Retirement!
She retired at the end of September and is very excited to focus on her family especially her 5 (soon to be 6) grandchildren!
 
Please welcome Anne Peterson, EdD, as the Interim Director for the Commission on Aging. As well as, Jen Morgan in her new role, as the Aging and Disability Resource Program Manager.

 
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