Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens
The Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens provides leadership to and participates in community activities, advocating for rights, policies and funding that can enhance the lives and independence of seniors and disabled individuals.
What we do:
- The office works to ensure efficient and timely access to information and resources by and for aging and disabled citizens. We do this by providing information on community resources to the community at large.
- We educate the community on the needs of aging and disabled citizens; serve as a resource for giving information and referrals to individual citizens and provide consultation to community groups on aging and disability issues.
- We participate in community initiatives to sustain and improve services and funding to aging and disabled citizens.
The mission of Age-Friendly Louisville is to create an environment whose structures and services are accessible to and inclusive of all persons with varying needs and capacities.
Age-Friendly Louisville is lead in partnership by Louisville Metro Government, AARP Kentucky, KIPDA, and the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging.
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is affiliated with the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program.
Free electric fans for older adults and disabled individuals starting July 6, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky (July 2, 2020) - Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, community organizations, and residents, hundreds of electric fans have been collected to provide heat relief for older adults and people with disabilities.
The Fan Fair giveaway qualifications and guidelines are as follows:
Person 60 years of age or older
Or documentation verified by a physician of a disability
Resident of Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble or Bullitt Counties
Proof of address and age
One fan per household
Household must not have functional central air conditioning
Beginning Monday, July 6, qualified individuals may call one of the sites below for more information and instruction on how to apply to receive a fan. Appointments are required in advance due to most sites remaining temporarily closed for walk-in clients in accordance with the CDC and Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness guidelines. The locations include:
First Neighborhood Place (40219); 502-313-4700
Cane Run Neighborhood Place (40216); 502-485-6810
South Central Neighborhood Place (40215); 502-485-7130
Ujima Neighborhood Place (40211); 502-485-6710
Northwest Neighborhood Place (40212); 502-574-5434
South Jefferson Neighborhood Place (40258); 502-363-1424 (Fairdale); 485-7310 (Valley site)
Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place (40210); 502-634-6050
KIPDA (40299); 502-266-5571
Tri-County Community Action Agency (Henry County 502-845-7808; Oldham County 502-222-1349; and Trimble County 502- 255-7514)
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency (Shelby County 502-633-2218; Spencer County 502-477-8296; Bullitt County 502-543-3455)
Fan Fair is an annual event sponsored by KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC). These organizations first joined forces in 2016 to implement a Fan Fair and Community Resource event in response to the numerous calls they received requesting heat relief. The Fan Fair/fan giveaway event is now in its 5th year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, alternate plans have been made for the 2020 Fan Fair to distribute fans at multiple sites in place of a larger, community gathering.
"The continued interest we’ve received again this year is evidence of the compassion and desire to take care of one’s neighbor that truly exists in the Louisville community,” stated Sarah Teeters, Coordinator for OADC, part of the Office of Resilience and Community Services. “We would especially like to thank AARP, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Humana, KIPDA, Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services, and our anonymous resident donors who continue to make this program a success.”
“This year even with all the challenges that we are facing, the community stepped up and donated fans without us asking, people started calling, without us publicizing it. That is the definition of a working resource, a resource that even when the actual event had to be cancelled, the community helped to push the planning forward. I am so proud that our idea, has turned into something this great. A fan can make a difference!” stated Jennifer Craig, Aging and Disability Resource Specialist for KIPDA.
Monetary donations are still accepted and appreciated to purchase fans. Checks can be made payable to KIPDA, Attn: Fan Fair, mailed to 11520 Commonwealth Drive, Louisville, KY 40299 and postmarked by July 30.
Fan supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about the Fan Fair event, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services/o… or https://www.kipda.org/.
Online Services & Resources:
- CHOICES: Senior Housing Alternatives (PDF)
- Today's Transitions: A source for later living and caregiving in Louisville & Kentuckiana
- Established Government Resources & Links
- OADC Monthly Newsletter (12/02/2019)
- OADC Monthly Newsletter (11/01/2019)
- OADC Monthly Newsletter (10/01/2019)
- OADC Monthly Newsletter (09/02/2019)
- OADC Monthly Newsletter (08/02/2019)
Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services Links for Seniors:
- Senior Nutrition: Congregate Meals & Home Delivered Meals
- Neighborhood Place
- Senior Medicare Patrol
- Louisville Metro Police Crimes Against Seniors
- Disability-Accessibility Complaint Portal
- Commission for Persons with Disabilities
Other Community Resources
- KIPDA Social Services
- Center for Accessible Living
- Metro United Way
- KentuckianaWorks’ Services for Individuals with Disabilities
ADA Anniversary Tool-Kit
For more information on TRIAD or any of these services:
Please call Sarah Teeters at 502.574.5092 or click here to send me an email.