Monthly Elder/Disabled Center Report
Good Morning to all, I am glad to see that its finally starting to warm up and snow is slowly melting, please be careful and aware that with melting snow and temperatures drop at night and form ice on walkways, entrances, and driveways. On that note I am pleased to announce that with the assistance of the North Country Independent Living (NCIL) ADA Accessibility Survey, the LCO Tribal Governing Board has “earmarked” funds to provide the LCO Elder Center a paved Driveway and Parking lot, we have had ongoing issues with our entrance since I started here in 2012, and it is my hope that this will alleviate concerns and issues we have been faced with, I will be requesting estimates from local contractors in the meantime and look forward to work to commence in spring/summer of 2019.
I recently met with newly hired Patricia Takamine, GLITC Director of FGP – Foster Grandparents, SCP – Senior Companion Program, she has been traveling a lot getting acquainted with the WI tribes and attempting to get the programs that at one time very resourceful to not only LCO but other tribes as well. I have asked that she present on the programs at either the LCO Elders Advisory Council or LCO Elders Association during the May meetings will know more come April. I know that one of the hang-ups from people wanting to get involved is paperwork, unfortunately it is a part of the application process, and that remains true for most if not all programs you are interested in applying for.
I attended the quarterly TVSO – Tribal Veteran Service Officer meeting hosted by the Menomonie tribe in Keshena, WI. We got to meet with the newly appointed WDVA – WI Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar, to discuss the tribes needs and issues relating to VA health care, and benefits, These meeting are held throughout the state of WI and it is a distinguished honor to represent the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe and the Veteran community to bring back resources and information to the Tribe.
As things get warmer and sunnier, I am hoping to have Doreen coordinate with Bryan, our Transportation driver to plan several one day events from April through October, she is in the process of writing out an article, but if you do have any suggestions please let us know, the more the merrier.
Thank you for your time, Miigwech!
Tribal Aging Director
Tribal Veteran Service Officer
Monthly Nutrition Report
Throughout the Month of February 2019
Activities that occurred at the LCO Reserve Elder Nutrition Center
Congregate Meals served 386 Donations $94.99
Home Delivered Meals served 1378 Donations $104.00
Newsletters/Newspapers distributed to 98 Elder participants
Public Information materials distributed to 1189 Elder participant
4 Nutrition Education sessions held through the LCO College with Chef Al
2/5/2019 - 11 Elders participated
2/13/2019 - 12 Elders participated
2/19/2019 - 18 Elders participated
2/26/2019 – 15 Elders participated
February 2019 – Cat Fish Donated by LCO College Students 6 Elders participated
February 13, 2019 – Beach Party 17 Elders participated
February 13th, 2019 – LCO School Students including the Ojibwe Language students Grades 7 to 12 donated hand-made valentines that were distributed to participating Elders on February 14th, 2019
February 15th2019 – LCO Elder Center served Breakfast (from 8am – 9am) 4 Elders participated