Ray County Senior Services recently presented the first portion of a $3,000 grant for training programs by Tri-County Mental Health Services.
The trainings will feature Older Adult Outreach Coordinator Emily Roper-Parsons, who helps professional caregivers, loved ones and
older adults with the challenges of aging throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties.
Roper-Parsons was recently named to the National Council On Aging Falls Free Hall of Fame for her efforts to prevent debilitating injuries among older adults.
Jane Bartlett, Senior Services chair, noted the services are important for area older adults and their caregivers.
“The Ray County Senior Services Board believes that all tax funds granted to Tri-County Mental Health for services to Ray County seniors are well spent,” she said. “Seniors have a high rate of depression, and the board believes that partnering with Tri-County enables both of us to better serve, educate and empower our seniors. We value all that Tri-County does for Ray County.”
For additional information on Ray County Senior Services, visit www.raycountyseniors.org or call (816) 470-5570. For more information on Tri-County programs, visit www.tri-countymhs.org or phone 816-468-0400.