LCO Elder Services Monthly Report for July
LCO Elder & Disabled Services Monthly News Updates:
By Terrance Manuelito
LCO Elder & Disabled Services Director
Good Morning to all, I hope everyone had a great time to spend with family and friends during our 46th Annual Honor the Earth Powwow, it was a little unfortunate that the weather affected Fridays festivities, but I thought it was a great turnout, the weekend session was well attended, I participated with the honoring ceremony of the LCO H.T.E. Eagle Staff, this year we recognized Gary Gouge, he was a huge influence with the LCO Elder & Disabled Home Repair services, I started in this department in 2012 and up until his unfortunate passing earlier this year he was always willing to help community members in need, he was a man of many skills, he will be missed, but his memory lives on with his Mother Martina, and his five children, John, Bambi, Debra, Tara, and Journey. I would not have been a part of this if it was not for Vernon Martin, who generously passed the Eagle staff onto me at last year’s H.T.E. Powwow, Miigwech Vernon for allowing me to continue this honor, and Miigwech to those who contributed and participated.
The Fiscal Year will end on September 30th, 2019, we are in the process of meeting with the LCO Elder Advisory Council in regards to next year’s budget that contains Tribal services we handle such as Snow Plowing, Home Repair, Auto Repair, Firewood, Chore Services, etc. etc., Policy revisions, implementations, etc. . . . etc. We will be meeting next week and hope to get everyone on the same page. We are also in planning on purchasing additional AC Units that will be delivered to Community Elders and Disabled people upon verification of condition or age.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jesse Taylor- Trepanier, to our Elder Services Staff, Jesse is the Tribal Aging & Disability Resource Specialist, please stop by to say hi and meet her and she looks forward to working with you.
I am in the process of Networking and Collaborating with other local Tribal Departments and County Agencies, and State departments to put on a Community Resource Fair/event during the week of September 9-13, 2019, I am hoping to have a flyer out to the LCO Community, we will have many different programs and resources available to you and I am looking forward to seeing everyone come and support this event. Thank you for reading, look forward to hearing from you all.
LCO Elder and Disabled Program Assistant
I hope everyone had a fabulous time at the Honor the Earth Pow Wow visiting with family and friends. It just seems like summer is almost over with when the Pow Wow ends but we still have lots more in store for our Tribal Elders. We have a fantastic day planned on August 14th on the Chippewa Flowage. The Landing is donating 3 pontoons that day for a relaxing time on the Flowage to go fishing and site seeing and to have a cook out at Loon Cove. Our famous Chef Al will be cooking up a storm before we dock there. He has planned some delicious sandwiches, salads and beans. Mark your calendars for August 14th. We will be leaving for The Landing at 8:30 that day from the Tribal Office. Those of you who would rather drive there can meet us at The Landing at 9:30 am.
In September we are planning a nice lunch somewhere in Hayward on a Tuesday with a cinema movie following. I will keep you informed of when the lunch and movie date will take place. What movie would you like to see? I need your assistance in planning our monthly trips. Maybe the Elders have an idea of somewhere they would like to go in the near future.
Please call Doreen Wolfe at 715-558-7940 if you have any suggestions on where to go on our monthly trips. I will see you on August 14th. You don’t want to miss out on this one. It will be good for your health to get fresh air and to visit and laugh with your friends.