Council on Aging’s (COA) 2021 Impact Report is now available in print and digital formats.
The report contains an overview of COA’s activities during a year that was marked by several significant events for the agency. COA celebrated its 50th anniversary on December 27, offering a chance to reflect on its many successes in serving and advocating for older adults and individuals with disabilities since 1971. It was also the second full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and COA continued to focus on the health and well-being of clients and community members by helping them access vaccines, meals and personal care supplies. COA also purchased and moved into its own headquarters building in 2021.
The report details these efforts and contains additional success stories and program updates, as well as data points that help complete the story. For example, COA helped 26,287 individuals remain independent in their homes, served 1.9 million meals through home-delivered and congregate meal programs and provided 128,141 trips for medical and senior center activities during 2021. A statement of financial activities rounds out the report.
The 2021 Council on Aging Impact Report and associated supplements are available here:
Elderly Services Program 2021 annual reports
Council on Aging has also produced print and digital versions of the 2021 annual reports for four Elderly Services Programs (ESP) it administers, in Butler, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties.
During 2021, 15,742 older adults in these counties received ESP services that helped them remain independent in their homes. Additional data presented in the reports shows that on average, across all counties, more than half of older adults enrolled in ESP live alone and more than 70 percent are age 70 or older (with 42 clients in Hamilton County who are 100 and older!). The most common services provided by the program include electronic monitoring systems, home-delivered meals, and help with housekeeping and personal care. These services, combined with help clients may already receive from family or friends, is enough to help an older adult live independently at home.
Each report features a client success story, underscoring the importance of ESP services in the lives of those the program serves. For example, Clinton County resident Dennis describes that although his home is where his wife and son passed away, it’s important for him to keep his memories there. “It’s important to stay here. I don’t know what I would do if I had to leave,” he said.
ESP also benefits families who are trying to care for older loved ones while working or managing other responsibilities.
In addition to a client story, each report contains additional success stories and detailed demographic and financial data.
The 2021 ESP annual reports and associated supplements are available here:
- Butler County: 2021 Report – 2021 Success Stories
- Clinton County: 2021 Report – 2021 Success Stories
- Hamilton County: 2021 Report – 2021 Success Stories
- Warren County: 2021 Report – 2021 Success Stories
If you would like a print version any of these reports, please contact Communications Director Paula Smith.