Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAA) has been the sponsor for the RSVP of Mid Ohio Project which covers Ashland and Richland Counties since January of 2009. The AAA is a private non-profit designated by the State of Ohio as a Planning and Service Area, is responsible for developing a comprehensive and coordinated service system for older individuals residing in the 9 county area of Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca and Wyandot Counties. The Mission of the AAA is to be recognized as a leader in the long term care system and the preferred organization to provide choices to enhance independence, dignity and well-being of older and disabled adults and caregivers.
The AAA is proposing 450 RSVP volunteers and requests $157,500 for the new grant area consisting of Crawford, Huron, Marion, Morrow, Seneca and Wyandot Counties which will be known as RSVP of Mid Ohio II.
Main focus areas to be addressed by this grant include healthy futures, education and economic opportunities. Capacity building, disaster recovery/relief and environmental stewardship will also be target categories. These service areas will address community needs of hunger, education, health, disaster preparedness and response, transportation and economic opportunities.
The AAA will utilize community needs assessments from the respective counties, AAA needs assessments, surveys by stations, volunteers and community stakeholders to address identified community needs as well needs assessments from United Ways.
The project's anticipated outcomes: reduce hunger, improve incomes and education, provide transportation, improve safety during and after disasters and engage Veterans' in volunteer activities as well as overall community improvement.