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Alaska day program first national center of excellence (not Bethel)

This is outstanding and goes along with our nationally certified senior center in Kodiak.

Salvation Army center lauded for dementia care program

The Salvation Army Serendipity Adult Day Center in Anchorage has received the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America award as an “Excellence in Care Dementia Program of Distinction.” The Salvation Army center is the first adult day care to receive the national honor. The center offers meaningful activities daily to about 30 adults with special needs, the foundation said. The award “validates what I feel is the culmination of years of hard work constantly trying to be on the cutting edge of new and innovative ideas in working with individuals who live with dementia and their families,” said Jesalyn Stanton, the center’s executive director. […]
Published: January 1st, 2008 http://www.adn.com/money/story/251697.html

Press release

NEW YORK, NY – The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently awarded its “Excellence in Care Dementia Program of Distinction” status to the nation’s first adult day center and three more assisted living facilities that have achieved AFA’s nationwide standard of excellence for facilities that provide care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related illnesses. The Salvation Army Serendipity Adult Day Center, Anchorage, AK, is the first adult day center to receive the distinction. Also awarded Excellence in Care status are the memory care units within these facilities: Warwick Forest, Newport News, VA; The Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire, KS; and The Birches, Clarendon Hills, IL. […]

For more information about Excellence in Care, visit www.excellenceincare.org or call 866-AFA-8484.

In Bethel, we’ve made some progress. Those in the day program are no longer segregated to the loft upstairs. It also seems that older people are no longer forced to enroll in the program (in order to bring in more Medicaid money). The same old puzzles and BINGO are available for everyone.

The assisted living home is still promised by the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. — to open in 2005 next to the assisted living home built in 1997 by AVCP Housing and never used as such (then promised to start construction in 2006 for 2008 opening https://theelderlies.wordpress.com/2007/01/21/bethels-assisted-living-home-construction-2006/) and now promised for 2nnn Bethel senior day center sign

In the meantime, the City of Bethel raised the sales tax by 20% starting next week– not to fund senior programs or public transportation or disaster preparedness or public infrastructure or to keep the utility rates from going up, but for annual maintenance of a not-yet built swimming pool. As one local elite stated, the poor and elders won’t feel the regressive tax because they get food stamps.

The tax increase won’t go towards any improvement in “community policing” either. Bethel relies heavily on the police to do the things neighbors, family, and friends would rather not. There are now 3 police officers, instead of 12. The elder abuse hot line [1-800-478-9996] was forewarned last August when this became obvious. Unfortunately, the State of Alaska elder abuse hotline is just one person, although assisted by one or two field investigators.


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Alaska FY2006 Adult Day Program Awards

Anchorage Community Mental Health – Daybreak Adult Day
$ 178,210

Catholic Community Services – The Bridge Adult Day
$ 100,088

Palmer Senior Citizens Inc. Adult Day Program
$ 136,509

Senior Citizens of Kodiak-Island Cove Adult Day Program
$ 103,169

Central Peninsula Mental Health – Forget-Me-Not Adult Day Program
$ 99,046

Salvation Army – Serendipity Adult Day Program
$ 165,538

Chugiak Adult Day Program
$ 115,328

ONC – Chrissie Shantz Adult Day Program
$ 101,271

Homer Senior Citizens Adult Day Program
$ 101,782

Fairbanks Resource Agency Adult Day Program
$ 120,385

Rendezvous Adult Day Program
$ 102,049

Nome Community Center- Munaqsri Adult Day Program
$ 89,694

http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dsds/hcbsforms/AdultDayAwards.htm


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2003 what the City’s intentions are

As of 26 September 2005 15 July 2006, there has been no response.

To: City Council and Mayor Hugh Short
c/o City Clerk Amanda Roudebush
Company: City of Bethel
Phone: 543.2087
Fax: 543.5556
From: Senior Advisory Board

Date: 2003-Oct-27
Pages including this cover page: 1

Comments:

The Senior Advisory Board at their last regular meeting (2003 October 14) directed me to inquire what the City’s intentions are towards the programs and facilities of the Eddie Hoffman Senior Center and the Chrissie Shantz Adult Day Center. As of today, we have not been involved in the City’s discussions or plans.

This summer there was an article in the local newspapers wherein the Mayor discussed eliminating the Senior Center due to the City’s budget shortfall. Mayor Short suggested the Senior Center and programs could be transferred to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. It has come to our attention that discussions were held between the City and YKHC on this matter. We have subsequently heard that Orutsararmiut Native Council would be interested in assuming the Senior Center.

We would appreciate knowing the following before our next regular meeting (2003 November 12 at 10 AM)—
· what is the City Council’s intention regarding the Senior Center and its programs?
· when and with whom have discussions occurred about transferring or eliminating the Senior Center?
· what were/are the outcomes of those meetings?

Thank you.

cc: YKHC (Gene Peltola), ONC (Flora Olrun)


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MOA Transfer Senior Center Passes

Passed 15 August 2005 Joint ONC/COB Work Session

Memorandum of Agreement

Between the City of Bethel and Orutsararmiut Native Council on the Transfer of the Senior Center and its Service Responsibility

This Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the City of Bethel (City) and Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) is intended to facilitate the transfer of the Senior Center, senior service responsibilities, and pertinent assets related to the provision of services at and through the Center from the City of Bethel to the Orutsararmiut Native Council. All assets and lease arrangements mentioned in this Agreement pertain to the transfer of the Senior Center from the City to ONC for the express purpose of ONC providing services to low-income seniors and other qualified individuals beginning on September 1, 2005 and continuing indefinitely.

The City of Bethel has been awarded two grants from the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, that support the provision of senior services: (1) Nutrition, Transportation and Support Services grant, and (2) Home and Community Based Care grant. This MOA is contingent on the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, awarding the same or similar grants to ONC for the provision of senior services during Fiscal Year 2006.

Notwithstanding the exceptions mentioned herein, it is the intent of the City of Bethel to transfer ownership of the Senior Center Buildings and improvements, (e.g., walkways and fencing) to the Orutsararmiut Native Council. The Orutsararmiut Native Council will be responsible for the maintenance, repairs, and improvements to the Senior Center buildings, contents of the buildings, and other assets referenced in this agreement beginning on September 1, 2005. This duty of care includes all required inspections (e.g., sprinkler & fire panels, fire extinguishers, range hood, and elevator) and maintenance and repair necessary to meet all state and federal regulations pertaining to employee and public health and safety.

Aside from the cash subsidies and in-kind donations described in this agreement, the City of Bethel will not be responsible for costs or other financial obligations incurred by ONC relative to the operation of the Senior Center and the provision of Senior Services to the community.

Parties to this Agreement

City of Bethel, P.O. Box 1388, Bethel, AK 99559, 907-543-2297

Orutsararmiut Native Council, P.O. Box 927, Bethel, AK 99559

907-543-2608

Provision of Senior Services

This Agreement transfers the responsibility of operating the Senior Center and providing services to eligible individuals from the City to ONC. The Orutsararmiut Native Council will continue to provide services to low-income seniors over 60 years of age, minorities, and those living in a rural area as specified for recipients of Nutrition, Transportation, and Support Services grants administered by the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services. The Chrissie Shantz Adult Day Care program will continue to operate in its present or improved form to serve eligible seniors, those at risk of institutionalization, individuals with disabilities, and others who qualify under the Home and Community Based Care grant program administered by the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services.

Financial Support

The City of Bethel will provide a cash subsidy to ONC in the following amounts and for the following years: $200,000 in Fiscal Year 2006, ending June 30, 2006; $150,000 in Fiscal Year 2007, ending June 30, 2007; and $75,000 in Fiscal Year 2008, ending June 30, 2008. While these amounts represent a minimum cash distribution from the City, with proper justification and subsequent approval by the Bethel City Council, ONC may receive up to a maximum amount of $200,000 in Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008. The City will not give any cash subsidies to ONC in any fiscal years after the conclusion of Fiscal Year 2008, ending June 30, 2008.

The amount of the cash subsidy over the minimum amounts for Fiscal Year 2007 and 2008, but less than the $200,000 cap, is not automatically approved. The ONC Executive Director or his or her designee must show documentation that reasonable and relevant operating expenses will be incurred in excess of the ability of ONC to pay such expenses through its anticipated revenue streams and administration of funds passing through its organization. A request to the City Manager for an increase in the cash subsidy must be submitted in writing with supporting documentation attached. The City Manager will put the request on the agenda of the soonest regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Once the Bethel City Council approves a $50,000 increase, ONC may spend up to that amount before another approval is required for an additional $50,000 installment. Cash disbursements to ONC shall be made by the City Manager within 10 working days of Bethel City Council’s approval.

Land

The land on which the Senior Center sits will be leased by the City of Bethel to the Orutsararmiut Native Council at the rate of $1.00 per year for the duration of the time that ONC operates the Center by providing services to low-income elders and other qualifying individuals. The details of the lease arrangement will be spelled out in a legal contract, signed and dated by both parties.

Senior Center Buildings

The Senior Center Buildings, located at 127 Atsaq Way in Bethel, Alaska, will be used by ONC for the express purpose of providing services to low-income seniors and other qualified individuals as delineated under the section: Provision of Senior Services. The buildings shall remain in use for the express purpose of providing senior services.

Vehicles

The title of the following vehicles will be given to the Orutsararmiut Native Council:

1. Ford Bronco (1993)

2. Thomas Build Freightliner mid-size bus (2001)

3. Narrow body cutaway van/bus with wheelchair lift (expected to be received by the City during summer 2006 through a Section 5310 grant award by the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF))

The transfer of ownership of the narrow body cutaway van/bus is contingent on City Council’s formal acceptance through a resolution and a signed agreement with the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, acknowledging the transfer of ownership from the City to ONC. Per the grant agreement with DOT&PF, the van/bus must be used for the provision of senior services until such time as a public transit system becomes operational. Once a public transit system becomes operational, the van/bus must become a public transit vehicle, serving the general public as part of the transit system.

Contents of the Senior Center Buildings

The City-owned contents inside the Senior Center building will be transferred to ONC for the provision of senior services, including major kitchen appliances (e.g., refrigerators, freezers), furniture (e.g., couches, chairs, tables), electronic equipment (e.g., television, stereo, computers, printers), exercise equipment, and other material goods currently found in the Senior Center.

In-kind Contributions

To help ONC provide senior services through the Senior Center; the City shall contribute the following in-kind services to ONC:

Water, sewer, and trash pick-up services for the duration of the time ONC provides senior services through the Senior Center

Routine maintenance and major repairs to the Thomas Freightliner bus at an estimated cost of $8,000 per year for a period of five years, ending on June 30, 2010

Routine maintenance and major repairs to the narrow body cutaway van/bus with wheelchair lift (if received by the City during summer 2006 through a Section 5310 grant award by the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF)) for a period of seven years, ending on June 30, 2012.

The ONC will be responsible for the maintenance and major repairs of the Ford Bronco.

Routine maintenance and major repairs to the Senior Center boiler for a period of one year, ending on June 30, 2006. Maintenance and repairs to the boiler after June 30, 2006 will be the responsibility of ONC.

Senior Advisory Board Membership

The City of Bethel shall retain one seat on the Senior Advisory Board, as it currently stands, or other citizen body created to provide advice to program administrators. The person occupying that seat will be appointed by Bethel City Council.

Signatures

The signatures below of the highest elected official and highest ranking administrator from the City of Bethel and Orutsararmiut Native Council validate this Memorandum of Agreement and obligate both parties to the terms herein.

Annotated ONC CoB MOA

Annotations
this MOA came after 2 years of discussion! but no senior participation.
#2 Revised 6-20-05 Joint ONC/COB Work Session
Memorandum of Agreement
Senior Ctr = bldg. only
If City doesn’t have Title III, it cannot transfer responsibility.
Between the City of Bethel and Orutsararmiut Native Council on the Transfer of the Senior Center and its Service Responsibility
ONC has trust responsibilities that cannot be subject to this MOA.

Means testing is illegal under OAA. Neither ONC nor CoB may change this.

This Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the City of Bethel (City) and Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) is intended to facilitate the transfer of the Senior Center, senior service responsibilities, and pertinent assets related to the provision of services at and through the Center from the City of Bethel to the Orutsararmiut Native Council. All assets and lease arrangements mentioned in this Agreement pertain to the transfer of the Senior Center from the City to ONC for the express purpose of ONC providing services to low-income seniors and other qualified individuals beginning on July 1, 2005 and continuing indefinitely.
Other OAA funding? Is CoB setting requirements on the grantor? The City of Bethel has been awarded two grants from the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, that support the provision of senior services: (1) Nutrition, Transportation and Support Services grant, and (2) Home and Community Based Care grant. This MOA is contingent on the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, awarding the same or similar grants to ONC for the provision of senior services during Fiscal Year 2006.
required of grantee under OAA VI and III and cannot be transferred by MOA Notwithstanding the exceptions mentioned herein, it is the intent of the City of Bethel to transfer ownership of the Senior Center Buildings and improvements, (e.g., walkways and fencing) to the Orutsararmiut Native Council. The Orutsararmiut Native Council will be responsible for the maintenance, repairs, and improvements to the Senior Center buildings, contents of the buildings, and other assets referenced in this agreement beginning on July 1, 2005. This duty of care includes all required inspections (e.g., sprinkler & fire panels, fire extinguishers, range hood, and elevator) and maintenance and repair necessary to meet all state and federal regulations pertaining to employee and public health and safety.
Aside from the cash subsidies and in-kind donations described in this agreement, the City of Bethel will not be responsible for costs or other financial obligations incurred by ONC relative to the operation of the Senior Center and the provision of Senior Services to the community.
Parties to this Agreement
City of Bethel, P.O. Box 1388, Bethel, AK 99559, 907-543-2297
Orutsararmiut Native Council, P.O. Box 927, Bethel, AK 99559, 907-543-2608
Provision of Senior Services
Eligible seniors has been altered by this agreement — fewer will be eligible. OAA does not allow for this change.
If Title VI funds are ever used, age of recipients is not subject to non-Tribal jurisdiction. Neither City nor ONC may set requirements on grantor. If City doesn’t have Title III grant, it may not set requirements for grantee (ONC)
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If this MOA is accepted, ONC and CoB will forfeit all OAA funds and will
be subject to Federal prosecution for violations of OAA
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This Agreement transfers the responsibility of operating the Senior Center and providing services to eligible individuals from the City to ONC. The Orutsararmiut Native Council will continue to provide services to low-income seniors over 60 years of age, minorities, and those living in a rural area as specified for recipients of Nutrition, Transportation, and Support Services grants administered by the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services. The Chrissie Shantz Adult Day Care program will continue to operate in its present or improved form to serve eligible seniors, those at risk of institutionalization, individuals with disabilities, and others who qualify under the Home and Community Based Care grant program administered by the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services.
Financial Support
How does this affect ONC ability to get Title VI funding? The City of Bethel will provide a cash subsidy to ONC in the following amounts and for the following years: $200,000 in Fiscal Year 2006, ending June 30, 2006; $150,000 in Fiscal Year 2007, ending June 30, 2007; and $75,000 in Fiscal Year 2008, ending June 30, 2008. While these amounts represent a minimum cash distribution from the City, with proper justification and subsequent approval by the Bethel City Council, ONC may receive up to a maximum amount of $200,000 in Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008. The City will not give any cash subsidies to ONC in any fiscal years after theconclusion of Fiscal Year 2008, ending June 30, 2008.
The amount of the cash subsidy over the minimum amounts for Fiscal Year 2007 and 2008, but less than the $200,000 cap, is not automatically approved. The ONC Executive Director or his or her designee must show documentation that reasonable and relevant operating expenses will be incurred in excess of the ability of ONC to pay such expenses through its anticipated revenue streams and administration of funds passing through its organization. A request to the City Manager for an increase in the cash subsidy must be submitted in writing with supporting documentation attached. The City Manager will put the request on the agenda of the soonest regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Once the Bethel City Council approves a $50,000 increase, ONC may spend up to that amount before another approval is required for an additional $50,000 installment. Cash disbursements to ONC shall be made by the City Manager within 10 working days of Bethel City Council’s approval.
Land
Rate is less than cost to administer and therefore becomes additional subsidy

Where is lease for review?

The land on which the Senior Center sits will be leased by the City of Bethel to the Orutsararmiut Native Council at the rate of $1.00 per year for the duration of the time that ONC operates the Center by providing services to low-income elders and other qualifying individuals. The details of the lease arrangement will be spelled out in a legal contract, signedand dated by both parties.
Senior Center Buildings
Again, such restrictions mean ONC will forfeit any OAA funding. The Senior Center Buildings, located at 127 Atsaq Way in Bethel, Alaska, will be used by ONC for the express purpose of providing services to low-income seniors and other qualified individuals as delineated under the section: Provision of Senior Services. The buildings shall remain in use for the express purpose of providing senior services.
Vehicles
The title of the following vehicles will be given to the Orutsararmiut Native Council:
1. Ford Bronco (1993)
2. Thomas Build Freightliner mid-size bus (2001)
3. Narrow body cutaway van/bus with wheelchair lift (expected to be received by the City during summer 2006 through a Section 5310 grant award by the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF))
Does title return to City? Is it legal for ONC to provide tribal transportation funds to non-tribal services? The transfer of ownership of the narrow body cutaway van/bus is contingent on City Council’s formal acceptance through a resolution and a signed agreement with the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, acknowledging the transfer of ownership from the City to ONC.

Per the grant agreement with DOT&PF, the van/bus must be used for the provision of senior services until such time as a public transit system becomes operational. Once a public transit system becomes operational, the van/bus must become a public transit vehicle, serving the general public as part of the transit system.

Contents of the Senior Center Buildings
If services move to different venue, what happens to goods? The City-owned contents inside the Senior Center building will be transferred to ONC for the provision of senior services, including major kitchen appliances (e.g., refrigerators, freezers), furniture (e.g., couches, chairs, tables), electronic equipment (e.g., television, stereo, computers, printers), exercise equipment, and other material goods currently found in the SeniorCenter.
In-kind Contributions
Costs? This is an additional subsidy. To help ONC provide senior services through the Senior Center; the City shall contribute the following in-kind services to ONC:
$ amount? Water, sewer, and trash pick-up services for the duration of the time ONC provides senior services through the Senior Center
unlimited $ per year Routine maintenance and major repairs to the Thomas Freightliner bus at an estimated cost of $8,000 per year for a period of five years, endingon June 30, 2010
Unlimited $ per year, even if used in public system. Routine maintenance and major repairs to the narrow body cutaway van/bus with wheelchair lift (if received by the City during summer 2006 through a Section 5310 grant award by the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF)) for a period of seven years, ending on June 30, 2012.
If title is transferred, why try to manage ONC’s maintenance? The ONC will be responsible for the maintenance and major repairs of the Ford Bronco.
unlimited $ donation, if dates are corrected Routine maintenance and major repairs to the Senior Center boiler for a period of one year, ending on June 30, 2006. Maintenance and repairsto the boiler after June 30, 2005 will be the responsibility of ONC.
Senior Advisory Board Membership
SAB has its own bylaws. City has no jurisdiction over Title III grantee nor may set requirements on the grantor. The City of Bethel shall retain one seat on the Senior Advisory Board, as it currently stands, or other citizen body created to provide advice to program administrators. The person occupying that seat will be appointedby Bethel City Council.
Signatures
The signatures below of the highest elected official and highest ranking administrator from the City of Bethel and Orutsararmiut Native Council validate this Memorandum of Agreement and obligate both parties to theterms herein.

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