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Elder Services Monthly Report for August

Submitted by Terrance Manuelito

Tribal Aging Unit Director

Tribal Veteran Service Officer

Boozhoo! I very much appreciate you taking the time to read some important updates regarding the services and updates for our Elderly and Disabled community members, as we head into the fall and eventual winter months it is my hope to continue provide prompt and sufficient services as the weather changes.


Lawn Care chore services will continue up to Labor Day weekend which is coming up next week, we currently provide Lawn Care for up to 53 lawns within the LCO Community, the list has extensively grown and continues, the current time period runs from Memorial Day weekend up until Labor Day weekend, the weather is finally cooling off and leaves will begin to fall, Miigwech to Ed Martin and his crew for handling the lawns for the summer.


GLNAEA – Great lakes Native American Elders Association will be hosted by the Red Cliff tribe at the Legendary Waters September 4th & 5th, this group typically meets quarterly throughout the year and does provide information relating to Caregiver support and resources, so far we have a total of 10-12 community elders that participate and attend these events, Clara Jalowitz coordinates the group when travel and reservations are involved, we ask that you please inform us ahead of time to coordinate travel arrangements. The next GLNAEA meeting is scheduled sometime during the 1st week to be in Bad River in December 2019. I have included the GLNAEA Agenda as well for those wanting more information on the event.


9th Annual Community Wellness & Resource Fair – scheduled for Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 10am at the Seven Winds Casino & Convention Center, this is a community event open to the public, we encourage you to attend and meet vendors that offer various resources relating to Healthcare, MCO’s (Managed Care Organization), Veterans Services, just to name a few, we have plenty of information, raffle prizes, as well as food, the flyer is attached below.


We have been diligently working with the LCO Elders Advisory Council with policy revisions, drafts, and suggestions to better serve the LCO Community, I know that during the snowy, winter seasons, those seem to be our most pressing time of need for services relating to furnaces, water heaters, shoveling and snowplowing, we hope to better address that this coming season. Although as I have reiterated that our program is only allowed to plow within our own driveways, Counties, Townships, and Tribal Roads all have their own policies and standards and there are times where we are limited in that regard.


As always I look forward to your suggestions, comments, opinions, I don’t have all the answers and encourage people within the community to advocate and encourage helping those in need, Miigwech for taking the time to read and will see you soon.


Respectfully,

Terrance Manuelito

Tribal Aging Unit Director

Tribal Veteran Service Officer

Terrance.Manuelito@lco-nsn.gov

715 957-0077


Nutrition Report for month of July


Submitted by Alberta Stone

LCO Elder Center Nutrition Manager


The LCO Elder Nutrition Program Staff delivered the following meals and information materials during the month of July 2019.


Congregate (Dining Room) Meals 676 Donations $179.52

Home Delivered Meals 1603 Donations $28.00

Newsletters/Newspapers delivered 331

Public Informational Materials delivered 924


Chef Al, from the LCO Community College held 5 nutrition education sessions at the LCO Elder Nutrition Center during the month of July 2019:


July 2nd,2019 19 Elder Community Members participated

July 9th, 2019 18 Elder Community Members participated

July 16th, 2019 21 Elder Community Members participated

July 23rd, 2019 24 Elder Community Members participated

July 30th, 2019 22 Elder Community Members participated


Upcoming September 2019 Scheduled events:

Breakfast 8am – 9am September 24th, 2019 (Pancakes, sausage or bacon)

BINGO 12pm – 2pm September 9th, 2019 ($10/Pack $2/Coverall)

Indoor Sale September 13th, 2019 doors open at 8am

Donations are accepted (No electrical appliances please)