Recent Posts by Doug Merbach

Errand Buddy Services a Big Hit for Family Reunion!

"Errand Buddy" is a new service offered by Elderbridge Alliance that came in very handy for a pair area residents recently. On July 30th, 87 year old Avis of Spirit Lake and her Uncle Leon, age 94, needed help getting to a family reunion in Ledyard, Iowa. Neither drive anymore, but Avis said they very…
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Fall Prevention Classes in Clear Lake

"A Matter of Balance" fall prevention classes are taking place in Clear Lake. Class coaches Jennifer Pascal and Val Sliger started instruction August 3rd at Lake Plaza Apartments for 20 participants. Classes will take place for eight consecutive sessions, one each Thursday at 1:00 p.m. through September 21st. Although this class is full, more are…
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Funding for Older Americans Act is Vital

Funding for the Older Americans Act (OAA) is of huge importance to all citizens and especially seniors in the United States. Despite that, the amount allocated has not kept pace with the need which has never been greater. Sandy Markwood-CEO National Association of Area Agencies on Aging To hear and see why OAA funding is…
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Elderbridge Alliance Offers Many New Services

This past year, many government funded programs have experienced cuts as state and federal administrations seek to trim their budgets. The majority of funding for Elderbridge Agency on Aging comes from those federal and state sources, but now a third option is up and running as a way to ensure professional, reliable assistance to the…
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