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Ph. (606) 436-3158
Fax. (606) 436-2144
Postal Address
917 Perry Park Road
Hazard, Kentucky 41701
Human Services Director
E-mail Peggy Roll
Human Services Coord.
E-mail Stacie Noble




Ky Cabinet for Health & Family Resources

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

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National Family Caregivers Association

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Parkinson Disease Association

Kentucky River CAME

Eldercare Locator


Administration on Aging


Kentucky Cares


Adult Protective Services Resource Guide
Financial Exploitation Guide
Stress Management Guide
Elder Abuse Facts
Dept. for Aging and Independent Living-
Standard Operating Procedures Manual

Other Available Resource Links

Making the Move to Assisted Living
Senior Health Resources
Moving Tips for Seniors
Boomer's Roadmap to Aging in Place
Guide to Senior Nutrition
Financial Resources for Seniors
Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Legal Planning for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Title III Support Services

Title III B, D & E

Title III B, D & E consist of supportive service. This program maintains the senior center activities and those supportive services provided at the Senior Citzens Center and In-Home supportive services. The programs provide Chore, Escort, Homemaker, Information and Assistance, Outreach, Respite, Transportation, Adult Education, Recreation, Advocacy and Coalition Building and Health Promotion.

Eligibility Requirements:

Title III B, D & E services are available to all persons age 60 years and older in the
Kentucky River Area Development District.

 Program Director e-mail: Stacie Noble

Title III Nutrition

Title III C1 & C2 Nutrition Program

A service funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended and the Kentucky Homecare Program. These funds are to provide meals and other Nutritional Service. The Kentucky River Area Development District has 15 nutritional sites where a hot lunch is prepared (5) five days a week. Meals are prepared for participants in a congregate setting at the sites. Meals are also provided through home delivery routes to individuals who are homebound by reason of illness, disability or isolation.
Key Benefits are:

  • Socialization
  • Nutritional education
  • Homebound senior citizens provided nutritional meals at home

Program Director e-mail: Stacie Noble

Title V Employment

The Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program provides subsidized training and employment opportunities for elderly low income individuals.

The Benefit:
  • Local public and private non-profit organizations benefit from the program by obtaining the subsidized services of senior community service enrollees. The dual purpose of the program is to provide useful community service assignments for the enrollees while promoting training and education for transition to unsubsidized employment.
  • Employer-Host Agencies benefit from the dependability , maturity and life experiences of older workers.
How the Program Works-Focus
SCSEP enrollees are placed with local and private non-profit host agencies temporary for training. Enrollees are offered a minimum of 20 hours per week. They are paid no less than Federal Minimum wage. During their training/placement, participants work with the coordinator of the program to locate unsubsidized employment either on a part-time or full-time basis. The program is funded by the Department of Labor under the Authority of the Older Americans Act of 1965 as Amended.

    Host Agencies:

  • Breathitt County Senior Citizens Program
  • Letcher County Fiscal Court-Senior Citizens Program
  • Letcher County Board of Education
  • Perry County Fiscal Court
  • Perry County Senior Citizens Program
  • Perry County-One Stop-JobSite
  • LKLP Community Action Council Nutrition Program
  • Breathitt County Senior Citizens Program
  • Middle Kentucky River Area Development Council Nutrition Program
  • City of Jenkins
  • East Kentucky Veterans Center
  • Neon City Hall
  • Knott County Fiscal Court
  • Pikeville Public Library
  • Elkhorn City Public Library
  • Leslie County Fiscal Court
  • Leslie County Public Library
  • Jackson Independent Schools
  • Allen Elementary School
  • Arlie Boggs Elementary School
  • Campbell’s Branch Community Center
  • Letcher County Library
  • Blackey Public Library
  • Lillian Webb Public Library
  • Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library

Program Director e-mail: Stacie Noble

The Family Caregiver Program

The Family Caregivers Program provides seven basic services for family caregivers and is funded in part under a contract with the Kentucky cabinet for Health Services with funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Key Benefits
  • Information of available services for caregivers
  • Assistance
  • Individual counseling and training in decision making and problem solving related to care giving
  • Support Groups
  • Training
  • Respite care to give temporary relief from care giving responsibilities
  • Supplemental services on a limited basis
Eligibility Requirements

All individuals that are the primary caregivers of someone 60 years or older or anyone 60 years or older that is the primary caregiver of a child 18 years or younger.


It is the goal of the Family Caregiver Program to provide support to family caregivers that will allow them to keep performing their role as long as they are able to and or wish to do so.

Training Opportunities

Certified Caregiver Training is offered to individuals interested in learning the proper method of caring for individuals requiring care.

Web Resources

Program Director e-mail: Stacie Noble

Preventative Health

To promote a healthy living style for our aging population.

Key Benefits:

  • Risk Assessment: Health, Medication, Nutrition and Injury Control Information, Counseling and Education
  • Health Promotion: Exercise, Self-Help, Stress Management, Weight Loss, Medication Management, Screening and Education

Service Sites

  • Breathitt County Senior Citizens Center
  • Knott County Hhuman Servcies Building
  • Lee County Senior Citizens Center
  • Leslie County Tim Lee Center
  • Cutshin Community Center
  • Blackey Senior Citizens Center
  • Boonefork Senior Citizens Center
  • Ermine Senior Citizens Center
  • Jenkins Senior Citizens Center
  • Kings Creek Senior Citizens Center
  • Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center
  • Owsley Senior Citizens Center
  • Hazard/Perry County Senior Citizens Center
  • Wolfe County Senior Citizens Center

Program Director e-mail: Stacie Noble


The Kentucky River Area Agency on Aging provides assistance to Individuals age 60 and older whose functional limitations prevent them from assuming proper care of themselves.

About This Program:

The Kentucky River Area Agency on Aging administers funds under the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources Homecare Program to provide the following Services:

  • Assessment
  • Chore
  • Escort
  • Home Repair
  • Respite
  • Homemaker and Home Management
  • Homemaker/Personal Care
  • Home Delivered Meals

Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals that are age 60 and older whose functional limitations and lack of adequate informal supports create a danger of institutional placement.

Program Director e-mail: Stacie Noble

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse and Neglect is the failure of a caretaker to provide goods or services necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish, mental illness, financial exploitation and neglect of elderly person.

If you know an elderly person who is being mistreated, neglected, or harmed in any way, please call your Local Long Term Care Ombudsman at 1-800-928-5723.  Elderly in Kentucky deserve honor and respect not abuse. 

Definition of Elder Abuse

  • Physical abuse is the willful infliction of physical pain or injury, e.g., slapping, bruising, sexually molesting or restraining
  • Sexual abuse is the infliction of non-consensual sexual contact of any kind
  • Psychological abuse is the infliction of mental or emotional anguish, e.g., humiliating, intimidating or threatening
  • Financial or material exploitation is the improper act or process of an individual, using the resources of an older person, without his/her consent, for someone else's benefit
  • Neglect is the failure of a caretaker to provide goods or services necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish or mental illness. e.g., abandonment, denial of food or health related services.

Counties Served in our Program:
Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe

Web Resources

Program Director e-mail: Stacie Noble

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

This program receives and investigates complaints and possible problems that trouble nursing home residents.

About this Program

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a program funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act. The program receives and investigates complaints and possible problems that trouble nursing home residents, The issues are either resolved by the local Ombudsman or referred to the proper authorities. The Ombudsman program is concerned with issues dealing with resident care, resident rights, physical services and questions or problems with Medicaid or Medicare. The local Ombudsman are trained to develop support for nursing home residents.


Those who are eligible to use the program are any Kentucky Nursing Home resident, family member or friend of someone in a Long Term Care Facility, nursing home administrator, personal care home or an employee with a concern about a resident.

Program Administrator e-mail: Shelia Cornett

Kentucky Caregiver Support Program

Grandparents in the Kentucky River Area who are providing primary care for a grandchild age 18 and younger may be eligible for assistance through the Kentucky River Caregiver Support Program.

Grandparents of any age who meet financial guidelines and are not receiving Kinship Care can receive financial assistance or supportive services that may include:

  • Information about services that are available
  • Assistance in gaining access to services
  • Individual counseling
  • Support groups and caregiver training
  • Supportive Services: to buy clothing, respite assistance, educational supplies or assistance, required legal services, medical and dental services and other expenses as authorized.

The Kentucky River Caregiver Support Program is a state – funded program.

Program Director e-mail: Stacie Noble

Consumer Directed Option (CDO)

 The Consumer Directed Option of the Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver program began September 30, 2007 at the Kentucky River Area Development District, Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living.  This program allows individuals who are Medicaid Waiver eligible to make choices on non-medical Medicaid waiver services such as homemaker, personal care, respite and attendant care.  CDO lets individuals choose Who, How and When services are provided while allowing them to acquire more services at a lesser cost.  Kentucky River Area Agency on Aging CDO Home and Community Based Waiver serves members from five months of age to 107 years of age. This program truly makes a difference in the quality of life for Eastern Kentuckians and has allowed many residents to remain at home and out of long term care facilities.

Program Director e-mail: Stacie Noble

Aging and Disability Resource Market

The Resource Market provides citizens with a trusted place for gaining information and assistance for aging and disabled individuals. Trained counselors are available to help individuals with identifying needs and providing information about local resources and support services. Assistance from Resource Center counselors may be obtained by telephone, email or by face-to-face interviews Monday through Friday 8AM-4:30PM.  

The resource market is the result of a demonstration grant funded in part from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Administration on Aging and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Contact the Kentucky River Resource Market