Aroostook Area Agency on Aging

Contact Information

PO Box 1288
1 Edgemont Drive Suite B
Presque Isle, ME 04769 - 1288
(207) 764-3396 109
RSVP 2014 Competition

Executive Summary

This application begins another 3 year grant cycle for Aroostook RSVP as sponsored by the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging (AAAA). We propose to have 313 unduplicated volunteers by the end of Year 3. Populations served will include the frail and economically disadvantaged seniors. The primary focus area will be Healthy Futures. Volunteer service activities will include food delivery, transportation, companionship, companionship with Veterans, financial literacy and housing education, elder abuse prevention, food distribution, food pantry support, health information delivery, and health education programs. Additionally, we will have work plans within the Economic Opportunity, Disaster Services, and Environmental Stewardship focus areas, as well as community needs. Locations of all service activities are within Aroostook County, and include sites such as AAAA, Aroostook Regional Transportation, American Red Cross, Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge, and numerous food pantries.

Expected results and outcomes of the activities include the following: 250 homebound adults will receive nutritious food, 200 homebound adults will receive medical transportation assistance and other services that allow them to live independently, 270 homebound adults will report having increased social support, 500 individuals will receive food from food banks and food pantries, 600 clients will receive information on health insurance, health care access and health benefits, and 80 clients will participate in health education programs. We anticipate having 36 stations. The federal funding level requested is $71,675 and the non-federal funding level is $47,811.

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