SWODA Aging Services provides information and assistance

posted Mar 21, 2016, 6:48 AM by Mary Peck   [ updated Mar 21, 2016, 6:50 AM ]

The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) provides information about AAA services and other community programs concerning the elderly through the Information and Assistance (I&A) Service. The I&A Service is designed to help those 60 and older who need information about a program or service, or who simply have problems and do not know where to turn for help. Calls from the elderly and their caregivers are welcomed.

            Some of the services that information and/or assistance can be provided for include the following: respite services for caregivers, hearing aids, transportation, housing, legal services, long-term care, Medicare, nutrition, health care, housekeeping, weatherization and other concerns of the elderly.

            SWODA is one of 11 Councils of Government in the state. SWODA’s region of service includes municipalities, counties and conservation districts in Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita counties. SWODA was created to strengthen the economic and social development of the region through various specialized services such as the following: 911 Administration, Aging Services, Community and Economic Development, Geographic Information Systems, Rural Fire Defense and Workforce Development.

These services are funded in part by state and Older Americans Act Funds from SWODA AAA and DHS Aging Services.

It is policy of SWODA AAA to serve all individuals who are eligible for its programs without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, color, religion, gender, age or disability.