Office of Aging & Adult Services

The Office of Aging & Adult Services has been in existence since 1997. The goal is to enhance and improve service by coordinating all programs serving the elder population.

OAAS LOGOMission Statement

To identify needs, plan, develop and implement quality services to our aging adults in a culturally appropriate manner.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Office of Aging & Adult Services is to serve eligible individuals and their caregivers by living a balanced physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life.

 

Services

ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care System)

People with chronic health conditions or disability may qualify for Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS). These services include transportation to medical appointments, home community base services and home modification. Eligibility criteria is based on medical and financial information.

Case Management

Are responsible for assisting elders, families and villages in obtaining service to provide for the needs of elders. Matters pertaining to social, health and elderly concerns are addressed with counseling and information/referral to appropriate Tribal, State and Federal Programs as well as Private resources on and off the reservation.

Ombudsman Advocacy

The ombudsman provides monitoring of Long Term Facilities and advocates for elders in Long Term Facilities. Visits to Long Term Facilities are made quarterly to assure that our elders are receiving quality care. Assistance in filing grievances and appeals for services is also available. Ombudsman services are available to all Hopi members in Long Term Facilities or alternative living facilities, regardless of age.

Nutrition Program

Provides free nutritious hot meals to elders 55 years and up and individual’s with disabilities. They also arrange special events for elders. Volunteers and spouses of elders may eat at the center for free as long as they provide services for elders on a daily basis. daily activities are also scheduled which include physical exercise on Monday; Arts and crafts on Tuesday’s and Thursday; Nutritional Activities on Wednesday and Breakfast served on Friday’s.

Caregiver Program

The Office of Aging & Adult Services can help caregivers and grandparents find the resources they need. Assistance and information is available to families taking care of elders or a disabled parent at home. More grandparents are raising grandchildren and need support.

Personal Care Aide

The Personal Care Aide performs welfare checks, provides socialization and assist individuals in accessing bathing services on the reservation as long as they are age 55+ or disabled individuals and are not ALTCS eligible. They also check to make sure elders are in a safe and healthy environment.

Public Benefits Outreach

Public Benefits Outreach Coordinator provides Health Benefits education and counseling services for tribal elderly and people with disabilities. PBO works to educate, advocate, counsel, and empower people to make informed health care and benefits decisions. PBO is located at the Hopi Nutrition Center in Kykotsmovi, AZ.

Transportation Services

Transportation is provided to the Nutrition Center, Elderly meetings and field visit. The driver is responsible for the safe transport of elders. The driver has discretion over where and when to safely pick up and discharge passengers.

Elderly Committee

The Hopi Elderly Committee serves as an advisory group to the Program Director. The Director provides to the committee, information on matters of importance to the elderly population. This includes Tribal, Federal, & State program issues. The Committee advocates for rights of all elders. Anyone aged 55 and older who is interested in elderly issues can become a member, no fees are required. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except for February (Weather Permitting).

OAAS Staff Contact  (Click on desired name to send E-Mail)

Beatrice Norton Program Manager (928)734-3551
Clarenda Lomayestewa Office Manager (928)734-3552
Maude Yoyhoeoma ALTCS CM Supervisor (928)734-3554
Laurinda Pahovama ALTCS Case Manager (928)734-3553
Claude Bacurza ALTCS Case Manager (928)734-3556
Julie Sosnewa Caregiver Case Manager (928)734-3557
Brennan Torivio Personal Care Aide (928)734-3558
Lousie R. Pavinyama Public Benefits Outreach Coordinator (928)734-3571
Raymond Namoki Head Cook, Kykotsmovi Nutrition Center (928)734-1290
Vacant Assistant Cook, Kykotsmovi Nutrition Center (928)734-1290
Elva Humeyumptewa Transportation Driver (928)734-1290
Karilynn Talashoma Head Cook, Moenkopi Nutrition Center (928)283-8041
Deidra Pooyouma Assistant Cook, Moenkopi Nutrition Center (928)283-8041
Fax (928)734-3559