Learn More About the McDowell County Commission on Aging
Serving Residents in Welch, Bradshaw, and Throughout McDowell County, WV
The McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc. (MCCOA) is dedicated to assisting senior and disabled residents and their caregivers in Bradshaw, Welch, and throughout McDowell County by providing a variety of essential services. We are dedicated to offering assistance to help residents in need enrich their lives and access necessary services.
We provide nutritional, educational, recreational, in-home care & hygiene care, socialization, household tasks, shopping, transportation, and light cleaning assistance for eligible community members. Respite services are also available for caregivers.
Established in 1973, the MCCOA functions as a multi-service, non-profit, community based program. Our purpose is to maintain and improve daily life for seniors, the disabled, and their caregivers through advocacy, education, promotion of wellness, and provision of support services.
History of the McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc.
In 1973, approximately 15 groups representing senior citizens were present in McDowell County. A meeting was held with a representative from each organization present, and a decision was made to form one group to better serve the seniors of McDowell County. The new group was named the County Policy Advisory Council of Senior Citizens, Inc. A state representative assisted members of the new group with organization. The first supervisor was James Eubanks and Robert Ross was the first director. In 1976, the decision was made to change the name to the McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc.
How is the McDowell County Commission on Aging Funded?
The McDowell County Commission on Aging receives funding from a variety of public and private grants and donations. We would not be able to provide our local seniors with the critical services to enhance their lives without the support of our generous financial contributors. Our benefactors include the Bureau of Senior Services, the Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, the State of West Virginia, the UMWA, the United Way, the Medicaid Waiver Program, and donations
Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI Compliance Notice
Americans with Disabilities Notice
The McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc. does not discriminate against an individual with a disability in connection with the operation of its programs and services, including the provision of transportation services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). To find out more about our ADA policies, to file a complaint, to request a reasonable modification, or to request this information in another language, please contact us at: (304) 436-6588.
Title VI Notice
The McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc. operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. To find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations, to file a complaint, or to request this information in another language, please contact us at: (304) 436-6588.
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