Lake County Council on Aging - part of the Aging Services Network.
Security and independence mean a lot to the elderly. Due to failing health or lack of financial resources, senior citizens are often unable to secure those basic needs.
It is the mission of the Lake County Council on Aging to support the aging residents of Lake County, Montana in living as independent lives as possible.
Established as a non-profit organization in 1979 as part of the Aging Services network under the Older Americans Act, LCCOA provides direct In-Home Services that include Homemaking and Respite Care for caregivers. These services are offered to clients over the age of 60, on a sliding scale based on client income. Over 90% of the clients served are in between 130% and 185% of the Federal Poverty level and are over the age of 75.
Indirect programs we provide include low income Senior Commodities Food Program, Senior Farmer’s Market Coupons, and our trained staff provides Information and Assistance, Information and Referrals, Senior Health Insurance Program counseling for Medicare recipients, Medicaid recipients and any others needing information, with no fee charged for most of these indirect services.
The LCCOA Transportation program provides rides to medical appointments, shopping and social activities. Our drivers are qualified volunteers and are available for trips to towns within Lake County and, with 48 hours' notice, to Missoula and Kalispell. 85% of our clients are Medicaid Eligible and 95% of the Transportation program is used solely to take clients to medical appointments.
The Lake County Council on Aging is funded in part by Federal, State and County Funds. The remaining operation capital comes from cost sharing, contributions and fundraising activities.
Volunteers are the glue that holds communities together. Our organization receives support from dedicated volunteers, without whom we would be unable to run efficiently, and effectively serve our community. We cannot express enough gratitude to those who take the time out of their day to ensure our community has safe, reliable transportation, or to assist with Senior Commodities Food Program distribution, and to our board members.