APD Interim Home For AAA

Starting in February, the state Aging and People with Disabilities office in The Dalles will temporarily deliver aging program services currently provided by the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments.  The interim change in service delivery stems from an August 30 announcement that the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments would stop serving as the Area Agency on Aging for Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.  APD administrator for long-term services and support Jane-ellen Weidanz says making her agency the interim provider should ensure adequate staffing to support the needs of older adults in the Mid-Columbia.  Weidanz says APD is in conversations with a variety of governmental organizations and other entities that could potentially qualify as the new Area Agency on Aging, and those discussions are expected to take about six months.  The APD office on 3641 Klindt Drive in The Dalles…call 541-298-4114 or 800-452-2333.