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Ombudsman Program

Tri-County Council on Aging

 


 

 

 

Overview

In 2010, INCOG was designated as the Area Agency on Aging for Creek, Osage, and Tulsa counties by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The Area Agency on Aging was established in 1974 under the Older Americans Act of 1965 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community. The City of Tulsa operated the Area Agency on Aging for 36 years.

The mission of the INCOG Area Agency on Aging (IAAA) is to improve quality of life by promoting independence, dignity, and health for senior citizens through advocacy, education, and support of community-based services. By providing a range of options that allows older adults to choose the home and community-based services and living arrangements that suit them best, IAAA makes it possible for older adults to remain in their homes and communities as long as possible. Through funding from the Older Americans Act, IAAA services include transportation, information and assistance, in-home services, legal assistance, senior nutrition services, long-term care ombudsman, and other community support.

The Older Americans Act
Since its inception in 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has been the foundation of services for older adults in the United States and forms the nucleus of our national system of home and community-based services for older Americans. The OAA provides funding to states for a range of community planning and service programs to older Americans at risk of losing their independence. Since its enactment, the OAA has been amended fifteen times, most recently in 2006, to expand the scope of services, increase local control and responsibility, and add more protections for the elderly.


Resources

The INCOG Area Agency on Aging provides a range of options that allows older adults to choose the home and community-based services and living arrangements that suit them best, IAAA makes it possible for older adults to remain in their homes and communities as long as possible.

For a comprehensive listing of senior housing options, adult day services, home health and hospice organizations, mental health resources, and various social services, please click here. The link will take you to LIFE Senior Services’ Vintage Guide to Housing & Services. If you would like a printed copy of the Vintage Guide, they are free and available at all Tulsa City-County Libraries, select Reasor’s grocery stores, CVS pharmacies, and QuikTrip locations. The Vintage Guide is published annually by LIFE Senior Services, a nonprofit United Way agency and aging services organization.

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Newsletters

The INCOG Agency on Aging began publishing a quarterly newsletter entitle The Aging Advocate beginning in August 2010. Prior to that time, a bi-monthly newsletter was published called Coming of Age. Articles of interest to seniors, announcements of upcoming events and features on area seniors are included. You can request to be added to our mailing list by e-mailing rmcmanus@incog.org or calling
918-579-9495

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Contact Us

Director
Regan McManus
918-579-9495
rmcmanus@incog.org

Planner
Shell Johnson
918-579-9473
sjohnson@incog.org

Information and
Assistance Specialist
Sue Grant
918-579-9477
sgrant@incog.org

 

Outreach
Specialists:

Casey Jones
918-894-3272
cjones@incog.org

Hali McMillen
580-465-0774
hmcmillen@incog.org

 

 

Long-Term Care
Ombudsmen Supervisors:

Lesley Smiley
918-359-1022
lsmiley@incog.org

Bill Waggoner
918-359-1021
bwaggoner@incog.org

The INCOG Area Agency on Aging serves Creek, Osage, and Tulsa Counties.
Click here if you need services in Rogers County.
Click here is you need services in Wagoner County.

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Tulsa C.A.N. Plan

INCOG Area Agency on Aging was one out of ten agencies selected in August 2018 to receive the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center “Getting Ready to Innovate Grant”. The Tulsa C.A.N. (Creating Access to Nutrition) Plan identified solutions to serve and connect older adults and people with disabilities living in food deserts in Tulsa to healthy food sources, building new partnerships and community involvement, and finding solutions that improve accessibility to be replicated in other food desert areas within the region. 

Click here for The Tulsa C.A.N. Plan

For additional C.A.N. Plan information, contact:
Regan McManus
918-579-9495
rmcmanus@incog.org

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For general IAAA information, contact:
Regan McManus
IAAA Director
918-579-9495
rmcmanus@incog.org