About Aging Services, Inc.

History and Background

Aging Services, Inc. has been operating in Cleveland County since 1975.

 The organization was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) per Internal Revenue Service regulations since 1988. The organization was formed as a result of the passage of the Older Americans Act. The Older Americans Act (OAA) was signed into law on July 14, 1965 and is periodically reauthorized by the United States Congress. The Older Americans Act is a component of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society Legislation. The Older Americans Act established the Administration on Aging and created the Aging Services Network that includes 56 State Units on Aging, 629 Area Agencies on Aging, 246 title VI Native American aging programs and over 20,000 service provider organizations. In September 2006, Congress reauthorized the Act reinforcing its mission to enhance the ability of older Americans to live with maximum dignity and independence while adding several new initiatives to the existing responsibilities of the aging services network.

Since 1975, Aging Services, Inc. has grown and developed to serve the needs of aging senior adults in Cleveland County Oklahoma. ASI holds the Older American Act contract with the Areawide Aging Agency to administer the OAA/Title III Program in Cleveland County. ASI administered the Eldercare Program in Cleveland County for many years before the program was shut down. In 1997, ASI began an Advantage Case Management Program. In 2000, ASI became the provider for Advantage Meals in Cleveland County. Traditionally, in the OAA/Title III Program and the Eldercare Program, ASI clients were age 60 and over. However, since the implementation of the Advantage Program, some ASI Case Management clients may be under age 60. Even so, they are assessed to be at the ‘institutional level of care’ by DHS and they are low-income, frail, at risk and face the same physical, mental, social, emotional, and isolation challenges as many of the ASI senior adult clients.

In the fall of September 2012, Aging Services, Inc. began a Respite Voucher Program funded by an additional Older Americans Act grant. The Program aids full time live in caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren by providing vouchers to cover the expense of care so that the care giver or the grandparent can get a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

Board of Directors

ASI is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers from across Cleveland County. The Board meets each month on the last Monday of the month. The Board governs the life of the organization, establishes the mission, direction and defines the guiding values of the organization.

Janie Milum – President

Moore Norman Technology Center (Retired)

Susan Pierce – President Elect

Moore Public Schools (Retired)

Will Gray – Vice President

First Fidelity Bank

Belinda Gray – Secretary

MK Partners, Inc.

Neil Vickers – Board Member

City of Norman Police Department (Retired)

Christi Moore – Board Member

CSBI Building, Inc.

Tyler Barrett – Board Member

Attorney at Law

Kim Lopez – Board Member

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office

ASI Staff

Aging Services, Inc. employs over 30 individuals in both full and part time positions. Employees are assisted by a dedicated group of over 100 volunteers who aid our operation in delivering programs and services.

Office Staff

Tammy Vaughn

Executive Director/Advantage Case Manager

Ellen Conner

Accountant III

Hayley Garcia

Social Service Supervisor

Diane Hudgins

Respite Coordinator

Tera White

Respite Clerk

Vicci Smith

Respite Outreach Worker

Amy East

Advantage Supervisor

Mireya Venegas

Advantage Case Manager

Regina Archer

Advantage Case Manager

Marsheila Cox

Administrative Assistant

Site Managers

Stella Culberson

Norman Site Manager

Naomi Berry

Noble Site Manager

Marcie Cunnyngham

East Lake Site Manager

Zakary Anders

Moore Site Manager

Christopher Conaway

Rose Rock Site Manager

Karla Irvin

Moore Site Aide

Curtis Hedrick

Noble Site Aide

Marilyn Higgins

Eastlake Site Aide

Norman Kitchen Staff

Shawn Stawicki

Head Cook

Don Alinger

Norman Kitchen Head Cook

Linda Eckel

Dietitian

Ty Robinson

Norman Kitchen Aide

Paul Sampson

Norman Kitchen Driver

Housekeeping

Andrea Ryan

Housekeeper

Linda Barnhill

Housekeeper

Doreen Gouge

Housekeeper

Transportation

Bob Alinger

Kiwanis Kruiser Driver

Aging Services Inc.'s Partners