CHOICE Program Recognition
The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging's CHOICE Program was recognized by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging with an Aging Innovations Award, its highest honor. The award recognizes agencies that develop and implement cutting-edge approaches to support older adults, people with disabilities and their family caregivers. Since Choice began in September 2014, approximately 1,000 people have participated in at least one of 200 Choice programs offered at various community locations. Surveys reveal that as a result of their participation, 81% are more aware of community resources, 65% are "living a healthier life" and 50% are socializing more. "This award recognizes the success that can result from the creativity and hard work of the MEAAA staff," said Mary Schaefer, MEAAA executive director. Founded in 1973, the Mid-east Area Agency on Aging is the area's leading source for comprehensive information on local senior services in St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson Counties and operates the region's largest Meals on Wheels program, bringing nutritious meals and companionship to 2,200+ home-bound seniors each weekday.
The Wentzville Senior Center put together a First Responders Thank You Luncheon on Wednesday, August 3rd, to see more pictures and the article featured in the 70 West Sentinel click here.