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Metro AAA

Welcome to the Metro Area Agency on Aging website. Our Agency was designated by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services to provide necessary support and training to the county aging program service providers in the Southwestern region of West Virginia. This region of the State is known as "Region II", and is made up of the following eleven counties:

Boone | Cabell | Jackson | Kanawha | Lincoln | Logan | Mason | Mingo | Putnam | Roane | Wayne


Metro Area Agency on Aging is sponsored by West Virginia State University at Institute, WV. It operates under the guidance of the Metro AAA Board of Directors that includes representatives from each of the eleven counties. Our Area Plan includes the action steps of Metro AAA.We invite you to log on to our counties in Region II and find the services available for senior citizens in each county. You will also be able to find who represents your county to our Board, Advisory Council, Silver Haired Legislators, and Health Benefits Counselors. In addition, we have tried to provide you with links to other services that affect and aid senior citizens.


 
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowAging & Disability Resource Center
  • Empowering Informed Choices
  • Enabling Ease of Access to Support Programs and Benefits
  • Providing information, support, education and counseling on long term support options regardless of income.

866-WV1-ADRC
866-981-2372
www.wvnavigate.org

West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Center Brochure 

ADRC Overview

The West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Center will serve as a highly visible, trusted and valued place where people of all incomes can turn for information on the full range of long term support options based upon individual choice and will serve as a point of entry to access support programs and benefits.

  • Empower individuals and families to make informed decisions
  • Streamline access to a wide array of services offered through public and private resources
  • Serve individuals, professionals and the community as a visible, highly valued, trusted resource for information and counseling concerning your options.

Bringing Purpose & Meaning to Life

The West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Center can assist with the availability of the following services that will bring purpose and meaning into each day of life.

  • Behavioral Support
  • Community Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Employment Assistance
  • Family Activities
  • Family Caregiver Support
  • Future Planning
  • Housing
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Nutrition
  • Respite Care
  • Support Groups
  • Transitional Planning
  • Transportation
  • Vocational Training
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Options Allowing You to Remain at Home

The West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Center will assist in discovering the availability of the following services that will allow individuals to remain at home.

  • Adaptive Aids
  • Community Support Services
  • Day Activity Health Services
  • Employment
  • Future Planning
  • Home Health Care
  • Housekeeping
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Medical Alert Systems
  • Minor Home Modifications
  • Personal Care
  • Private Day Services
  • Relocation and Transitional Services
  • Respite Care
  • Service Coordination
  • Specialized Therapies
  • Transportation

Take Ownership of Your Future

The West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Center can recommend services that will allow individuals to take ownership of their future.

  • Advance Directives
  • Burial Insurance
  • Community Resources
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
  • Financial Planning
  • Future Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Living Will
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Residential Living Facilities
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
  • Will

Share the Care

The West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Center and caregivers can work together to share the care.

  • Caregiver Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • Family Caregiver Support
  • Short-term Respite Care
  • Support Group Development

 


 
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowOur Team

METRO AAA                                                                                  


Brenda K. Landers
Director
One Dunbar Plaza
Suite 102
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone (304) 720-6858 ext. 12
Fax (304) 720-6864
E-Mail: landerbr@wvstateu.edu


Beth Morgan
Fiscal Officer
One Dunbar Plaza
Suite 102
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone (304) 720-6858 ext. 15
Fax (304) 720-6864
E-Mail: emorgan1@wvstateu.edu


Brittney D. Ramsey (Tatterson)
Program Specialist
One Dunbar Plaza
Suite 102
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone (304) 720-6858 ext. 11
Fax (304) 720-6864
E-Mail: btatterson@wvstateu.edu


ADRC


Sally Blackburn
ADRC Coordinator
1 Perry Morris Square
Milton, WV 25541
Phone (304) 390-0075
Fax (304) 390-0040
E-Mail: sblackburn@wvstateu.edu

Missy Woolverton
Resource Counselor
One Dunbar Plaza
Suite 102
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone (304) 720-6861 ext. 19
Fax (304) 720-6864
E-Mail: dwoolver@wvstateu.edu

Chris Palmer
Resource Counselor
One Dunbar Plaza
Suite 102
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone (304) 720-6861 ext. 17
Fax (304) 720-6864
E-Mail: cpalmer2@wvstateu.edu
 

SHIP


Mary Beth Spaulding
SHIP Coordinator
1 Perry Morris Square
Milton, WV 25541
Phone (304) 390-0075
Fax (304) 390-0040
E-Mail: mspaulding@wvstateu.edu

 

Sue Lawson
Counselor
One Dunbar Plaza
Suite 102
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone: (304) 720-6861 ext. 14
Fax (304) 720-6864
E-Mail: slawson5@wvstateu.edu


Rebecca Gouty
One Dunbar Plaza
Suite 102
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone: (304) 720-6858 ext. 21
Fax (304) 720-6864
E-Mail: rgouty@wvstateu.edu


Region II Board of Directors

Chair:          Melvin Jones, Vice President
                      WVSU Business and Finance

Vice Chair:  No Representation

Secretary:   No Representation

Treasurer:   No Representation

Director:      Brenda Landers
                       WVSU Metro AAA
County Representatives   Advisory Council
   
Boone: Kenneth Jarrell No Representation
Cabell:  Dexter Childers No Representation
Jackson: Helen Ison  No Representation
Kanawha: Lucille Chandler Hazel Wooster
Lincoln: William "Benny" McCloud  Marjorie Lawrence     
Logan: Thomas Tolliver Estella Jemerison      
Mason: No Representation Nick Griffin
Mingo:  Marilyn Ferrell Columbus Justice
Putnam: Rosa McKinney Alice Beaver
Roane: Charles Staats  Phoebe Gamponia
Wayne: Donna May Faye Thompson
 

 
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowRegion II
Boone County
Boone County Community Organization
Judy Easter, Director
P.O. Box 247
Madison, WV 25130
Phone: (304) 949-3673
Fax: (304) 949-3673
 
SHIP Counselor
Ruth Scott
Phone: (304) 369-0451
Email: bcco.jeaster@suddenlinkmail.com
 
Cabell County
Cabell County Community Services Organization, Inc.
Robert Roswall, Director
724 10th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: (304) 529-4952
Fax: (304) 525-2061
Email: cccsoinc@ccso.com
Internet: www.CCCSO.com
 
SHIP Counselor
Edna Mae Booten
Phone: (304) 390-0020
 
Jackson County
Jackson County Commission on Aging, Inc.
Geraldine Dunbar, Director
P.O. Box 617
Ripley, WV 25271
Phone: (304) 372-2406
Fax: (304) 372-9243
Email: gerrydunbar75@hotmail.com
Internet: www.GeoCities.com/Athens/Forum/4374
 
SHIP Counselors
Lauana Collette
Debbie Parsons
Phone: (304) 372-2406
 
Kanawha County
Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Inc.
Scott McClanahan, Director
2428 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 348-0707
Fax: (304) 348-6432
Email: smcclanahan@kvss.org
Internet: www.kvss.org
 
SHIP Counselors
Ruth Simmons
Judy Carroll
Tina Tallerico
Janice Gaines
Delores Heath
Connie Dudley
Frances Roop
Gail Holley
Phone: (304) 348-0707
 
Lincoln County
Lincoln County Opportunity Co., Inc.
Alice Tomblin, Director
360 Main Street
Hamlin, WV 25523
Phone: (304) 824-3448
Fax: (304) 824-7662
Internet: www.Lincolncountyopportunity.com
Email: lloc@zoominternet.net
SHIP Counselor
Oleta Scites
 
Logan County
P.R.D.E. In Logan County, Inc.
Reggie Jones, Director
P.O. Box 1346
Logan, WV 25601
Phone: (304) 752-6868
FAx: (304) 752-1047
Email: reggie@prideinlogan.com
 
SHIP Counselors
Vicky Browning
Mellisa Statler
 
Mason County
Mason County Action Group, Inc.
Angela Purchase, Director
101 Second Street
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
Phone: (304) 675-2369
Fax: (304) 675-2069
Email: masonseniorsw@aol.com
Internet: www.masonseniors.com
 
SHIP Counselor
Judy Jones
Phone: (304) 675-2369
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Mingo County
Coalfield Community Action Partnership
Tim Salmons, Director
P.O. Box 1406
Williamson, WV 25661
Phone: (304) 235-1701
Fax: (304) 235-1706
Email: tsalmons@coalfieldcap.org
 
SHIP Counselor
Dalena Jewell
Phone: (304) 235-1701
 
Putnam County
Putnam Aging Program, Inc.
Clinton "Bud" Beaver, Director
694 Winfield Road
St. Albans, WV 25177-1554
Phone: (304) 755-2385
Email: budbeaver@verizon.net
 
SHIP Counselor
Debby Easter
 
Roane County
Roane County Committee on Aging, Inc.
Chuck Ricks, Director
811 Madison Avenue
Spencer, WV 25276
Phone: (304) 972-1997
Fax: (304) 972-2273
Email: Cricks@rccoawv.org
 
SHIP Counselor
Shirley Conley
Phone: (304) 927-1997
 
Wayne County
Wayne County Community Service Organization, Inc.
Rose, Meredith, Director
3609 Hughes Street
Huntington, WV  25704
Phone:  (304) 429-0070
Fax:  (304) 429-0026, Rose Meredith, Executive Director
Fax:  (304) 429-0027, Receptionist
Fax:  (304) 429-0028, Personal Care
Email:  rmeredith@wccso.org
 
Wayne Senior Center
440 Cleveland Street
P. O. Box 276
Wayne, WV  25570
Phone: (304) 272-6060
Fax: (304) 272-6068
 
SHIP Counselor
Geri Church
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowSilver Hair Legislature
The West Virginia Silver Haired Legislature is a model legislature, composed of 134 representatives, all 60 years of age or older, who are elected from throughout the state by their peers. The Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) is patterned after the West Virginia Legislature and follows, to the extent possible, the rules that govern its proceedings.
 
The purpose of the Silver Haired Legislature is: a) To provide an opportunity for older West Virginians to reinforce their knowledge of the legislative process; and b) To identify common problems, not only of senior citizens, but all West Virginians, and to propose realistic, feasible solutions to those problems in the form position papers and resolutions.
 
The West Virginia Silver Haired Legislature is supported by involvement of the clerks' office of the West Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates by authorizations of a concurrent resolution of the West Virginia Legislature, thus ensuring that the session is conducted as closely as possible to that of the regular Legislature.
 
Beginning with the 2000-2001 Silver Haired Legislature session, the focus of the SHL was broadened by incorporating the interim process practiced by the West Virginia Legislature. The first year of the two-year Silver Haired Legislature is known as the Interim Session. During the Interim Session there is a concentration on training in the legislative process, parliamentary procedure, information gathering, expert testimony, development of position, paper topics, and officer election and training. The second year of the two-year session is known as the Regular Session. During the Regular Session the position papers and resolutions that have been developed over the intervening year at the Regional caucuses will be introduced, studied, debated, and acted upon.
 
The Silver Haired Legislature is organized and coordinated by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services. Regional coordination is provided by the states four area agencies on aging. Each area agency designates a regional coordinator who is the key person for all Silver Haired activities in the region. The rules of the Silver Haired Legislature are developed by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and adopted by the Joint Rules Committee, composed of the officers and committee chairpersons elected by the membership of the Silver Haired Legislature.
 
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowState Health Insurance Information Program
What is SHIP?
West Virginia SHIP is part of a national network of state health insurance assistance programs.  It is also part of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and receives financial assistance from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal Medicare agency.

What is the purpose of SHIP?
The purpose of SHIP is to service Medicare beneficiaries, who prefer or need information, counseling, and enrollment assistance beyond what beneficiaries are able to receive on their own through the other CMS information channels, including 1-800-MEDICARE and www.medicare.gov.

How can SHIP help you?
When you contact the SHIP office, we will link you with a local SHIP counselor, who can meet with you and help you with:
  • Medicaid Eligibility, Benefits and claim filing 
  • Medicare Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage) 
  • Long Term Care Insurance information 
  • Medicare Secondary Payor 
  • Other types of health insurance benefits 
  • Medigap insurance
  • Medicare Advantage Plan options and enrollment 
  • Medicare Cost Sharing Programs and other Dual Eligible enrollment 
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud, Waste and Abuse
Would you like help paying for your prescription drugs or your Medicare premiums?
If your monthly income is below $1,300 for an individual or $1750 for a married couple, and your assets are less than $11,990 for an individual or $23,970 for a married couple, you may qualify for extra assistance.
 
WV SHIP is an unbiased source of information for you; we do not sell insurance.

To locate a Region II SHIP counselor go to www.wvship.org
 
Regional SHIP Coordinator:             (304) 720-6863 ext#18
WV BOSS Medicare Call Center:     1-877-987-4463
 
 
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