Director of LDA urges voters to support millage renewal on Aug. 5

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To the Editor,

The Lenawee Department on Aging (LDA) provides many services to Lenawee senior citizens. The LDA through the seven local senior centers delivers about 150,000 meals to individuals at their homes through the Home Delivered Meal program.

Several other in-home services allow seniors to remain in their own homes rather than going to a public or private care facility. The cost to remain at home is approximately one tenth of the cost at a care facility.

Services include in-home cleaning and personal care help for those who are homebound. Transportation to non-emergency medical appointments can be arranged. Respite programs such as Daybreak Adult Services in Adrian provide seniors with various physical and mental disabilities a place to go during the day allowing caregivers some free time.

The seven local senior centers provide a variety of activities including exercise, dance sessions, speakers on various topics and even field trips. Meals are served Monday through Friday at the centers for a suggested donation of $3 for those age 60 and older. Each center is a social outlet for area seniors without the cost of membership fees or dues.

All of these services are supported by a .4820 millage on properties in Lenawee County. This millage is a renewal of a long-term millage and will be on the August 5 ballot.

The board of Directors of the Lenawee Department on Aging urge you to vote yes on this millage renewal on August 5.

A.W. Liewert
Chairman, Board of Directors of Lenawee Department on Aging

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