Notice of Public Hearing
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 10:00 am
Spring Meade Activity Center (large white house in front of the nursing home)
Spring Meade Health Center
4385 South County Road 25-A
Tipp City, Ohio 45371
The Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 is holding a public hearing for its application for a direct service waiver from the Ohio Department of Aging for provision of the following two services in FY 2016 for the PSA 2 nine-county area of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby:
* Nutrition Education – A program to promote better health by providing accurate and culturally sensitive nutrition, physical fitness, or health (as it relates to nutrition) information and instruction to participants or participants and caregivers. The AAA RD/ LD develops the nutrition education materials and evaluation tools for all Title III home delivered meal providers, and upon provider request, develops Title III congregate nutrition education materials and evaluation tools and provides train the trainer sessions for the nutrition presentations. The AAA RD/LD may also develop Title III C1/C2 menus for special events and holiday meals upon request from meal provider. The planned funding level for these service activities performed by the RD/LD is $3,976 Title III Older Americans Act dollars.
* Evidence-based health education services for the nine county area. In response to the increased appropriation of $75,885 to this service from the new state budget, the Agency is proposing to increase the number of Healthy U workshops (Chronic Disease, Diabetes, and Pain Management) and also to research and implement a new evidence-based program. The planned funding is $102,000 from Older Americans Act and Senior Community Services dollars.
The Area Agency’s rationale for direct provision of these services is that the Area Agency can provide these services more efficiently and effectively.
Questions are to be directed to Pat Mayer, Assistant Director for the Area Agency on Aging, PSA2 at (937) 341-3017 or 1-800-258-7277.