About Us

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Randy Jones
Aging Partners Director

I'm delighted that you have come to the Aging Partners Home Page. We've worked to make it easy to navigate and we welcome your suggestions for improvements.

Our Agency's 124 employees are eager to offer our services whether you need help with a question about aging or if you are looking for fun things to do with others. It's all here.

Aging Partners is designed to either answer your question directly or to connect you with someone who can. We can help you find a meal program or someone to come to your home to help with more serious problems as well as all the issues in between. If you are concerned about a parent, a neighbor or have questions yourself, Aging Partners is the place to start.

Staying healthy as we age is vital. Our Health and Fitness program can help you in many ways. Do you want to take a trip, or see a movie, play or go see a baseball game with friends? Check out ways to Stay Involved.

Do you have questions about Social Security, Medicare or Medicare's Part D prescription program? Investigate our Plan Ahead section.

Looking for a smaller living space where you don't have to mow the grass or shovel snow? Check out our amazing resources under independent senior living communities.

If you need transportation, or something repaired at your home, see our Transportation or Home Handyman sections. If you'd like to earn some money and use your handyman talents, we'd like to talk with you about becoming a handyman or handywoman.

Come back often and tell your friends. This Agency is focused on giving you choices about how you want to live your life. We welcome you to Aging Partners.

Sincerely,
Randall S. Jones, Director

Lincoln Community Resources

Aging Partners Areawide Advisory Council

The Advisory Council exists as an advisory body to Aging Partners and to its signatory member counties, and to the appointed and elected officials of the local governing units within the eight-county "planning and service area" (PSA), to groups and organizations whose interest, service, or regulation, in whole or in part, affect the lives and interests of older persons, and to the advisory and governing arms of the Aging Network at both state and national levels. The Advisory Council's actions shall take the form of recommendations. Execution of the Advisory Council's recommendations rest with the appropriate local, state or national officials or organization directors.

Purposes

  • to support and further the goals and mission of Aging Partners.
  • to act as the advocate for older citizens of the eight-county area regarding their concerns, needs, problems and issues;
  • to identify and define the most pressing needs and concerns of the areas older citizens;
  • to assist in the development of effective plans to meet those identified needs on a prioritized and continuing basis;
  • to develop, or cause to be developed, needed services, programs, or efforts to meet those identified needs and concerns;
  • to monitor and evaluate aging services and programs for older people to ensure that service objectives are being set in concert with the identified needs and concerns and that those objectives are being met;
  • to act as a sounding board for staff by providing review and input on new or revised initiatives, strategies and projects

Authority

The Advisory Council exists as an advisory body to Aging Partners and to its signatory member counties, and to the appointed and elected officials of the local governing units within the eight-county "planning and service area" (PSA), to groups and organizations whose interest, service, or regulation, in whole or in part, affect the lives and interests of older persons, and to the advisory and governing arms of the Aging Network at both state and national levels. The Advisory Council's actions shall take the form of recommendations. Execution of the Advisory Council's recommendations rests with the appropriate local, state or national officials or organization directors.

Membership

The membership of the Advisory Council shall come from the current signatory members to Aging Partners as of July 1, each year. The membership is based in part on the proportional relationship of each county's age 60 and over population and shall be as follows: Each county shall be entitled to one representative. Additionally, each county shall be entitled to one additional representative for each group of 4,000 age 60 and over residents. Counties with less than 4,000 60+ population will have at least one additional representative. At least half of each county's representatives to the Advisory Council must be age 60 and over.

Appointment

Appointment of representatives to the Aging Partners Advisory Council shall be the responsibility of each county's elected governing board providing, however, that the representatives of the Primary County shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Lincoln with the concurrence of the Lincoln City Council. Current board members are:

  • Gloria Aron, representing Lancaster
  • Esther Bailey, representing Butler
  • Paul Barnett, representing Lancaster
  • Shari Busch, representing Lancaster
  • Steven Eggland, representing Lancaster
  • Alan Gissler, representing Polk
  • Linda Heinisch, representing Fillmore
  • Keith Larsen, representing Lancaster
  • Becca Meinders, representing Lancaster
  • Gerry Merck, representing Fillmore
  • Scott Neal, representing Lancaster
  • Deanna Portz, representing Seward
  • Ardee Rut, representing Seward
  • Dorothy Schultz, representing Butler
  • Harold Simpson, representing Lancaster
  • Kathy Stokebrand, representing Saline
  • Marty Stones, representing Saline
  • Marsha Ward, representing York

Reports and Plans

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Please feel free to download a copy of an Annual Report. If you would like to see a copy of our current Four Year Plan, call 402-441-7159 today.




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