Support the Community Action Agency millage

EDITOR:

Les and I never thought we would be in need of home health help! We were pretty much independent and able to care for ourselves as well as others. But Les’ back surgery in April 2017 proved us to be wrong.

Les and I have been recipients of Community Action in-home aide services for over a year now. This has allowed me to continue to contribute to the community and have Les cared for while I am away from our home. We have been most pleased with the personalized care and attention that has been provided.

We were fortunate enough to be prepared and to purchase and to afford long term care insurance for this health needs. But there are so many people who have not been so fortunate, and they can still be given at little or no cost the same quality service that we get, thanks to the services of the Community Action Agency.

What I have learned, though, is that CAA is more than home health and respite care. It is Meals on Wheels and the corresponding wellness check that the delivery people provide. It is also the Delta County Senior Centers, Adult Day Services, homeless assistance, weatherization and utility payment assistance. Its volunteer programs such as RSVP, Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions benefit both the recipient and the care giver. CAA also sponsors a Homemaker Aide program which provides house cleaning and laundry to those unable to do these things themselves.

Les and I urge you to continue our community’s support of the Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency and its many invaluable programs through a YES vote on the millage on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

A Leslie Rose MD and Jeanne Rose

Escanaba