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New resource boasts services for seniors, disabled

Submitted by Newsroom on April 1, 2011 – 7:50 amNo Comment

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A state health department official says there’s a new way to find help for Wyoming’s seniors and disabled. The Wyoming Department of Health’s Division on Aging has contracted services with the non-profit organization called the Aging and Disability Resource Center. 

The health help organization has been set up as a one-stop-shop for coordination of support and services. Along with information and referral assistance, the organization will offer resource coordination, counseling on long-term-care options and benefits, and information about eligibility application assistance for local, state and federal programs. 

Statewide services will be provided through the program for people over 55 and adults living with a disability, along with their family members, caregivers and healthcare providers. 

Debbie Walter, who’s the state’s coordinator for the program, said choosing the best health options are easier when you know the details about the services provided within each community. 

Help will be offered to all, she said, so there’ll be no income eligibility guidelines. Just call the toll free number 877-435-7851. 

The non-profit organization was founded four years ago. In Wyoming, the main office is in Green River, with outreach centers set up in Rock Springs and Evanston.

From information provided by the Wyoming Department of Health

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