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April 6 2017
Newsletter

M4A HELD FIVE SEPARATE COUNTY TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH. THE PURPOSE OF THE EVENTS WAS TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY ON THE TOP NEEDS FACING OLDER ADULTS, PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH DISABILITIES, AND THEIR CAREGIVERS. M4A ALSO RECEIVED OVER 240 COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT FORMS. BELOW IS THE HIGHEST NEEDS IDENTIFIED FOR EACH COUNTY IN THE M4A REGION:
  • Blount
    • Transportation Assistance
    • Meal Assistance
    • In-home care, Help paying utility bills, and Falls Prevention
  • Chilton
    • Meal Assistance
    • Transportation Assistance
    • Home Cleaning Services
    • Help paying utility bills
    • In-home care
  • Shelby
    • Transportation Assistance
    • Home Repair Assistance
    • Home Cleaning Services and Help paying utility bills
    • Meal Assistance
  • St. Clair
    • Transportation Assistance
    • Meal Assistance
    • Home Repair Assistance and Falls Prevention
    • Home Cleaning Services, Help paying utility bills, and Social Activities
  • Walker
    • Transportation Assistance
    • Home Cleaning Assistance
    • Meal Assistance
    • In-home care and Help paying utility bills
For more information about M4A's local community needs assessment, visit M4A's Blog Page.
 
M4A offers in-service training at no cost to various agencies, organizations, and civic groups. Our staff specializes in a variety of topics that impact older adults, caregivers, and people with disabilities. If you are interested in having M4A provide training,
please contact our office at
(205) 670-5770 and ask to speak with Maranda Johnson. She can also be reached at mjohnson@m4a.org.
M4A wants to thank our many partners in St. Clair County for the support we have received so far in planning our first large fundraising event to provide meals to homebound seniors. The lunch event will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Center for Education & Performing Arts in Pell City.

Visit our website at www.m4a.org to get more information!
M4A's Caregiver Program (Alabama Cares) hosted its first Lunch & Learn event in the City of Alabaster for caregivers who wanted to receive additional information, training, and support. Keynote speakers provided training on various topics including respite services; veteran's benefits; stress reduction; and understanding your mental health.

M4A is planning a Lunch & Learn event in the other four counties over the next few months. 
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                                             P.O. Drawer 618
                                           
                                      Saginaw, Alabama 35137

                                            
                                     Our physical address is:

                                   
                                         209 Cloverdale Circle
                                     
                                     Alabaster, Alabama  35007
                                           
                                                
                       
                                                                
                      Contact M4A at: (866) 570-2998 or (205) 670-5770






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