Senior Companion Program Explained

(KLZA)-- Pawnee County Commissioners received information on the Blue Rivers Agency on Aging, Senior Companion Program when they met Tuesday. 

Kelly Wiers  explained the program is designed to have a senior companion volunteer to assist them with daily tasks or to have one on one companionship.

Seniors that would like a senior companion, may contact Blue Rivers toll free at 888-317-9417. 

People that are at least 60 years old who would like to be a volunteer senior companion can also contact Blue Rivers. 

The annual SENCA report was presented. Commissioners approved a proclamation to declare May as Community Action Month in Pawnee County. 

Highway Superintendent Chris Rauner and Willard Binder, representing the Table Rock Cemetery met with the Board. Binder requested the County rock a single lane crossroads in the Table Rock Cemetery.  The Board will consider the request but took no action. 

After discussing an interlocal agreement between the County and the Village of Burchard. The Board approved a resolution to provide road maintenance services for the Burchard Cemetery at the Village’s expense and provide road maintenance services for the Burchard Cemetery Road from approximately 71150 Highway 99, extending west approximately 2-tenths of a mile up to the edge of the cemetery. No rock will be dumped in the cemetery.  

Pawnee County will also provide road maintenance services for First Street in Burchard since it is a municipal extension of County Road 712.  

Commissioner Ron Seitz  abstained from the vote on the proposal, which passed 2-0.  

The Board also met in executive session with Rauner and Highway Department Administrative Assistant Heather Duryea to discuss personnel.  No action was taken following the 15-minute closed session. 


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