The Imperial County

Area Agency on Aging believes

that every person has the

Right to Age with Dignity.


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August 2015 Newsletter




English and Spanish Introductory Sentences:

Please take a moment to follow the link and complete the Imperial County Community Survey.  This survey is intended for Imperial County residents to complete, with the purpose of obtaining input about the community health problems/issues and quality of life in Imperial County.  The results of the survey will assist in identifying the concerns that can be addressed through community action. The survey is voluntary and available in both English and Spanish. All information will be kept confidential. The survey will take approximately 12-15 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey only once.


English Language Version Link:



Por favor, tome un momento para seguir el enlace y completar la Encuesta Comunitaria del Condado Imperial. El propósito de esta encuesta es obtener su opinión acerca de los problemas/temas de salud de la comunidad y de la calidad de vida en el Condado Imperial.  Los resultados de la encuesta ayudaran a identificar las preocupaciones más urgentes que pueden ser abordadas a través de la acción comunitaria.  La encuesta es voluntaria y está disponible en inglés y español.  Toda la información se mantendrá confidencial. La encuesta tomará aproximadamente 12-15 minutos para completar. Por favor, complete la encuesta una sola vez.


Spanish Language Version Link:





Imperial Valley Air Quality Alert

Calexico - Ethel Street

Tuesday, July 14 - 6:00 AM
PM2.5 AQI reached 105 - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups



PM2.5 AQI 101-150 People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children are the groups most at risk, especially when they are physically active. There is an increased likelihood of respiratory symptoms in sensitive individuals, and aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality in persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly. U.S. EPA cautions that "people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion." 'Prolonged' generally means four or more hours with short rest periods. 'Heavy exertion' is that which would increase the resting breathing rate four fold or greater. You can reduce exposure to particulate material by: - Reducing the intensity and duration of your outdoor activities - Postponing outdoor activities to days when particulate levels are lower






Current Maximum AQI for Other Imperial Valley Cities

Brawley - 220 Main Street: Good (PM10)

El Centro - 9th Street: Good (Ozone)

Niland - English Road: Moderate (PM10)







This notification was issued by the Imperial Valley Air Pollution Control District.
Visit http://www.imperialvalleyair.org for current readings, ozone movies, and additional air quality information.
The current PM2.5 AQI shown in this Air Alert message is calculated using EPA's NowCast methodology and not the 24-hour average. The NowCast was developed to better reflect and communicate current PM2.5 readings. Since PM2.5 readings can fluctuate considerably over the course of a 24-hour period, the PM2.5 AQI shown in this Air Alert may vary from the final 24-hour average PM2.5 AQI.
All observational data on this web site are not verified or validated and should be considered preliminary. From time to time error codes are included into the calculations for the AQI – for verification please contact the Air District office.
To change your AirAlert subscription, go to http://www.imperialvalleyair.org/airalert.cfm.


Senior Safety

Summer is Here!

Click Here on How to Prevent Dehydration in the Elderly



Poverty Guidelines for Older Americans Act & Older Californias Act Programs

"Who Can Afford to Get Old? Senior Poverty in the Golden State"


Thank you Pat Dorsey for your contributions to our Advisory Council!

Pictured from left to right: Ray Castillo, Mike Kelly, Pat Dorsey, Ryan Kelley, Jack Terrazas. and John Renison at the Proclamation of Resolution for Pat Dorsey's 28 years of service to the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council



Our Vision

To avoid or reduce premature institutionalization of the frail elderly by the development and provision of a community based system of long-term care




To provide leadership at the local level in developing systems of home and community-based services that maintain "least restrictive" home-like environments. In particular, emphasis shall be placed on coordinating with local systems to enable individuals to live with maximum independence and dignity in their homes and communities through the development of comprehensive and coordinated systems of home and community care.













Area Plan Overview

Area Plan Update: 

Each Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is responsible for developing an Area Plan, with annual update plans, for submission to the California Department of Aging (CDA). Area Agency on Aging, Imperial County, is currently in the process of updating the annual Area Plan for Planning and Service Area 24 (PSA24). PSA24 covers Imperial County. The Area Plan describes the specific services that will be provided to the older population of PSA24 and covers the planning period 2014-2015. The plan also contains the goals and objectives that the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and its staff and volunteers plan to accomplish during the planning period. The plan is due to CDA by May 1, 2014.    

As part of the plan update, AAA conducted a needs assessment and a series of public hearings to solicit comments and input from elders, caregivers, and service providers in PSA24. At each public hearing, AAA provides a presentation detailing the various programs and services that will be provided to elders and their caregivers in PSA24. A copy of the needs assessment, draft Area Plan Update, and presentation are available on our website for your review. 

Area Plan Update 3rd Year FY 14-15-DRAFT





California Senior Legislature 2014 Legislative Proposals



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