Are you aware of all the programs/services that Oconto County Commission on Aging provides? If not, here’s a quick summary to help you decide if our services would be beneficial to you or someone you know…
OCCA’s focus is to help those 55 years of age and older in Oconto County. Our programs/services include the following:
An Elderly Benefit Specialist who is available to assist with Medicare A, B, C and D. Medicaid, Social Security, SSI, SSD, VA Benefits, Food Share, Fuel Assistance, COP, Spousal Impoverishment & Long-Term Support Care, Nursing Home, Home Health, Homestead tax credit, and more…
Nutrition Program: Proper nutrition is critical to staying healthy. Did you know that nearly all elderly persons living at home by themselves lack the proper nutrition needed daily? OCCA’s Nutrition Program offers nutritious meals to anyone age 60 and older. Each meal provides a 1/3 of the daily amounts of nutrients needed to promote good health. We have 6 congregate meals sites throughout Oconto County, as well as providing Home Delivered Meals.
1. In-City Routes: This consists of transportation to nearest Nutrition Center, medical facilities, and shopping at the local stores. We also do New View transports. This service is available to persons 55 and over and handicapped residents. Please call the office for bus scheduling.
2. VEP Program: This program is for all other medical appointments that occur outside of the in-city bus routes i.e. medical appointments to Green Bay, Marinette, Appleton, etc. We rely on our Volunteer drivers who use their personal vehicle to transport. A wheelchair accessible bus is also available. Also, for persons aged 55 and older, and handicapped residents.
Foot Clinic: Taking care of your feet is very important to your health. OCCA has a Registered Nurse available who provides foot care for persons aged 55 and older.
If you or anyone you know needs any of the services listed above, please call the office at 920-834-7707, or stop in the office located at 1210 Main St in Oconto.