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Donation drive to help local senior citizens

In support of National Crime Victim’s Prevention rights week, the Carroll County Office on Aging/Senior Center in Huntingdon is asking for the support of the community from April 20 to May 4 during their first donation drive for seniors in Carroll County.

The drive is in conjunction with the state’s CREVVA program.

The Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVVA) is a Victim’s of Crime Act (VOCA) grant funded program in Tennessee. CREVVA is managed at the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD), and partners with the Area Agencies on Aging and Disability (AAADs), and Human Resource Agencies (HRAs) across the state to provide services.

The CREVVA program provides emergency services and supports to older and vulnerable adult victims of crime in all 95 counties in Tennessee. CREVVA works closely within the community to provide resources to clients and addresses the unmet needs of those who have been the victim of crime.

CREVVA works closely with stakeholders, including Adult Protective Services (APS), law enforcement (LE), District Attorneys (DA’s), and other aging service providers.

Those eligible for the program include elders 60 years of age or older or vulnerable adults 18-59 years of age, who because of a mental or physical disability are unable to manage their resources, carry out the activities of daily living, or protect themselves from neglect or hazardous or abusive situations without assistance from others that are the victim of an alleged crime.

Available services include emergency assistance, personal care services, homemaker services, food, clothing, transportation, durable medical equipment, home repair (related to the crime) and emergency housing.

Accepted items are personal care and hygiene products toothpaste/toothbrush/floss, denture cleaner, lotion, hairbrush/comb, wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, adult diapers, wound care items, antibacterial soap, fans, walkers, canes, laundry soap, etc.

Also needed are comfort care items including tote bags and backpacks, coloring/activity books, throw blankets, baby dolls for Alzheimer clients … anything that would make them feel at home.

The Carroll County Office on Aging/Senior Center will be the permanent drop-off location for Carroll County.  Our address is 625 High Street, Suite 108 Huntingdon, TN.  We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM

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