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Mission Statement

The Posey County Council on Aging is a n0n-profit
agency created for the purpose of improving the
life of older Americans. The primary objective
of the Agency is threefold:

1) To enable older adults to live in their homes
as long as possible with appropriate
supportive services.

2) To remove individuals and social barriers
to economic and personal independence
for older persons, including the provision
of opportunities for volunteer activities.

3) To act as an advocate of older persons in
developing community resources for the
aging throughout the Posey County area
while providing a
comprehensive service network.

Posey County Council on Aging
operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  
To find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations or to file a complaint, please contact us at 812-838-4656.

Each PCCA Center offers a variety of activities. Please
check the calendar for additional information.


Our service schedule runs Monday thru Friday
for only Posey County residents.
The trip destinations include
all medical appointments.
We are also providing homemaking services.

The newest addition is the 9th vehicle to our fleet.

Please schedule transportation in advance by
calling: 838-4656 or 1-800-915-1919.

Currently, there is no vehicle that will hold more
than 6 people. A new vehicle will be here next spring.
Then more "fun" activities can begin!




All Centers are closed to the public
until further notice because of the
rise of COVID.

We will evaluate the situation when we get back to "orange" status.

We are continuing our
transportation & homemaking services.

Do YOU need a ride?
Posey County Council on Aging provides
walk-on and wheelchair transportation for Posey County's only local non-emergency medical transportation provider, and are Medicaid, LCP, Southeastrans, WellTrans and ModivCare transportation. Be sure to ask for Posey County Council on Aging when you call to schedule your ride! We offer friendly, reliable service and short wait times. Call our office today to see if you qualify for transportation through our service.

 


Chair Yoga:
On the parking lot Mondays at 9:00 AM, except on Labor Day. Come enjoy Chair Yoga!

Car Bingo:
On the parking lot on Wednesday, September 15th at 10:00 AM, Jessie from Premier Health care will lead
this activity.

 

Significant changes to the monthly newsletter is being made in preparation for sending it by e-mail beginning in January.

Next month, there will be a scction for all our members.

Each center will have a section for their events. You will be receiving the Mt. Vernon version, if you are not a regular attendee in one of the centers.

Your e-mail will be needed with your information as soon as possible.


We are so sorry the "Mystery Trip"
fizzled out...it is no longer available.

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Suggested Donations for Transportation

In town trips (grocery, Dollar General, Bank, etc). $5.00/additional stops $3.00

In town medical trips $5.00 /Pharmacy addition $3.00
Trips in Posey County $20.00/ addtional stops $4.00
Wheelchair trips in Posey County $35.00/addtional stops $5.00
Out of Posey County Trips
Trips to Vanderburgh County (including Gateway) $30.00/ addtional stops $6.00
Trips to Warrick County $40.00/addtional stops $6.00
Out of County Wheelchair Trips
Wheelchair trip $45.00/addtional stops $6.00
 


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~ TAX SERVICES ~

A free tax service will be available next year for those who are 60 years and older, have in income less that $57,000.
To provide this service, some people are needed who are willing to participate. Those who volunteer, will be trained locally at no cost to participants.
This will benefit many people in the community.
Please let us know if you are interested in helping others with tax services.


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HISTORY OF LABOR DAY

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Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers.
It is an annual celebration that is observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America's strength, prosperity, and well-being.

The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday,
September 5, 1882 in New York City, in accordance
with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The second Labor Day holiday was a year later on
September 5, 1883.

By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.

Many Americans celebrate Labor Day with parades, picnics and parties - festivities very similar to those outlined by the first proposal for a holiday, which suggested that the day should be observed with -
a street parade to exhibit
"the strength and esprit de corps of the
trade and labor organizations"
of the community, followed by a festival for the
recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the
celebration of Labor Day.

American labor has raised the nation's standard
of living and contributed to the greatest production
the world has ever known and the labor movement
has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator
of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership - the American workers.


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~ BOOKMOBILE ~
The new Bookmobile will be in the
Mt. Vernon Center

WHENEVER THE CENTER OPENS AGAIN

The hours will be: 9:15 - 10:00 AM.
You are welcome to "check out" the NEW Bookmobile and select a book!

Thank you for visiting!

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Medicare Open
Enrollment

On Wednesday, October 27th
in the Mt. Vernon Center
between 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Melanie from SHIP
(State Health Insurnance Plan)
We will be taking appointments.

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Thank You to those who have paid your membership dues.

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Other Diamond Tour Bus trips are
also in the works!

A show trip to Nashville in planned for
November 14th - 16th
This will be a three day and two nights trip.
Details are still being worked out with
Diamond Tours and we will keep you
informed, as plans progress.


This is all the information at this time.
Diamond Tours has been contacted about trips to the Biltmore and New York City. It is too soon to set those dates, but the office will keep you posted.

More information will be in next
month's newsletter.


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