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The Kiowa Administration on Aging (AOA) offers congregate meals, supportive services, respite caregivers, Fastrans passes, handicap equipment, loan closet, residential lawn care, light home and auto repairs, educational health presentations, referral services and home-delivered meals.

Who is eligible for program services?

Any federally-recognized tribal member 60 years of age and older. Spouse of an elder. Disabled, handicapped individual, or caregiver residing with an elder.

Service area and boundaries.

Our service area includes all of Kiowa County from top of the Kiowa County line into Caddo County East to County Street 2500, which is the Botone Church Road, and South to the North shore of Lake Lawtonka.

Requirements and Qualifications.

Applications can be picked up at the AOA program office. Must be 60 years of age or older and a member of a federally-recognized tribe. Complete an intake application, and provide tribal identification (CDIB).

Documentation that must be submitted along with application.

1. Tribal identification verification (CDIB). 

2. W-9 for Respite Care Provider.

A word from the AOA Director, Darin Zotigh

“We are dedicated to creating vibrant communities where older adults experience a healthier, happier, more meaningful lives-trading in loneliness for purposeful engagement," Darin Zotigh.

 

When asked what makes the Kiowa AOA a different community, Zotigh answered, “What you experience and feel when you walk through the door at one of our congregate meals-the friendly staff members, and delicious culinary experiences. My desire and goals are to ensure that when people step inside our doors at the Kiowa AOA, they instantly feel welcomed, when they recognize our efforts are to put quality first, it’s not an accident” 


Zotigh also added, “Come feel the fellowship, laughter, and tasty cuisine-everyone is welcome, ah-ho.” 

Kiowa Tribe Announces Trip Out West for Tribal Elders

The Kiowa Tribe Administration on Aging (AOA) program will take an estimate of 50 Kiowa Elders to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Trip will include hotel stay, meals, and of course sightseeing. "Our elders are our treasures, this is one way we want to thank to say thank you," expressed Darin Zotigh, AOA Director. He also said that he's sure it would be a fun trip to see the elders enjoy themselves.


Names of Kiowa Elders will be accepted till October 11, 2019. Selections will be made through a blind drawing of 4 from each district. Elder's names may be submitted through phone, in person,  or email.  Kiowa AOA Elder Center, Carnegie, Okla. If you have any questions call or email at 580-654-6315 (Darin Zotigh) or 580-654-6314 (Janelle Horse) 580-654-6331 (AOA Center) or aoa@kiowatribe.org.

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