WPR News
8:54 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Legislator to require funding for elderly health program

Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming legislature will be asked to provide $500,000 to keep the state's Aging and Disability Resource Centers in place. Those are locations where people can get answers about services and care for the elderly.

State Senator Marty Martin of Rock Springs says the sites also have a website and a toll free line. "And it's important that we are able to provide those services, he says, "because it allows folks the ability to make decisions on their long-term care options."

A similar proposal by Martin failed last year due to budget concerns. The Aging and Disability Resource centers are currently being funded by a grant that runs out in 2012. The program has been in existence on a trial basis since 2005.