AREA I AGENCY ON AGING

Eureka, CA   |  www.a1aa.org

Mission

To provide leadership and guidance in supporting an older person's ability to lead a dignified, safe, healthy and independent life and to provide leadership and resources that support volunteers as they make positive changes in our community.

Ruling year info

1981

Principal Officer

Maggie Kraft

Main address

434 7TH Street

Eureka, CA 95501 USA

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EIN

94-2673039

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Senior Nutrition

Services provided by three contracted senior centers: Congregate nutrition sites serve over 46,000 meals annually at five locations.

Providers deliver over 60,000 meals to home bound seniors.

Population(s) Served

A1AA staff assists approximately 3,800 clients with selection of Medicare Part D plans and resolution of other Medicare questions.

Population(s) Served

A1AA staff facilitates meaningful volunteer opportunities for over 350 RSVP participants who provide over 35,000 hours to various community organizations.

Population(s) Served

A1AA staff field over 3,500 inquiries from seniors or family members and refer to appropriate community services.  A1AA conducts caregiver training classes and makes referrals through its caregiver registry.

Population(s) Served

Ombudsman staff and volunteers conduct over 900 facility visits and investigate over 200 cases/complaints.

Population(s) Served

Provides caregiver support services, caregiver access services and caregiver respite services.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We envision a community where older persons and those with disabilities have knowledge of and access to available resources that promote quality of life. Area 1 Agency on Aging will provide leadership and services that support older persons and those with disabilities through education, programs, advocacy and volunteerism.

We seek to build a comprehensive system of services that supports independence, dignity, involvement, and respect for people as they age in our community.

We seek to be a trusted and effective advocate and creative and collaborative partner working to develop innovative solutions to community needs.

We seek to be able and willing to change and grow as our community evolves.

As one of the 33 Area Agencies on Aging throughout California, we contract with others to provide legal services and home-delivered and group meals throughout Humboldt and Del Norte counties, two rural counties in NW California. We directly provide senior information and assistance services, caregiver services, volunteer opportunities through our RSVP program, ombudsman advocacy for long term care residents, and health insurance counseling and advocacy related to Medicare; a volunteer driver program to help seniors get to medical appointments and grocery stores, and other volunteer opportunities through our RSVP program. We are part of a community based effort to develop a “Village" for senior assistance and self-support. We publish a bi-annual resource guide, quarterly newsletters, and weekly articles in the local paper.

We operate in Eureka, California, county seat of Humboldt County, from a building we partially own. We receive funding from the federal, state, and some local governments, foundations, and private donors. We have 24 full and part-time staff and work collaboratively with other non-profits serving seniors and persons with disabilities, and with local government. Our Executive Director and other managers devote a substantial amount of time to creating and maintaining relationships with other organizations in our community, and we are always exploring opportunities to reduce duplication of effort and increase the efficiency of the organizations serving our community. We have both a Board of Directors and an advisory council to provide direction and instruction.

In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, as reported on our Form 990, we contracted for 55,318 delivered meals for homebound seniors, 47,412 dining-in-group meals at five sites. We provided nutrition information to 1,892 seniors at outreach events, , conducted 40 nutrition education sessions for 1,809 clients, and coordinated the distribution of 250 sets of coupons for seniors usable at our local farmers markets.

We fielded 1,450 inquiries and requests for assistance from seniors or family members and provided referrals.

Assisted by 9 volunteers, our ombudsman investigated 132 cases and conducted 914 visits to long term care facilities.

We provided respite care to 12 families.

Our health insurance counseling and advocacy program made at least 8,264 contacts with seniors and assisted 3,465 clients with various Medicare questions.

We subcontracted for the provision of 1,948 of legal service hours for 389 seniors.

We recruited 69 new volunteers for 32 community organizations, ending the year with 246 volunteers who collectively provided 2,270 hours of service.

We presented newspaper articles and media outreach to enable our community to know of the services we provide.

As more and more Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, demand for our services increases. We do not expect our mission to be “completed."

Through our public hearings, we have determined that in our rural service area, which has attracted many independent-minded residents, there is an enormous desire on the part of many seniors to remain at home as they age and to remain as independent as possible. We have responded to this desire by devoting substantial effort and working with others to develop one or more “Senior Villages." These Villages will provide services to respond to concerns of loneliness and isolation, as well as the need for assistance with chores and home maintenance, home modification to reduce the risk of accidents, and lists of pre-screened service vendors who our seniors can trust.

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AREA I AGENCY ON AGING

Board of directors
as of 06/20/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

George Ingraham

Darlene Penfold

Dianne Bennett

Sid Noyes

Sid Noyes, CPA

Naomi Johnson

Fortuna Senior Services

Tom Cochran

Sheila Rocker Heppe

HSU Extended Education / OLLI

John Gambin

Humboldt Neurological Medical Group

Diane Lehman

Bob Berkowitz

1st World Partners

Diana Fraga

Key Mortgage Group

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes