December 15, 2014
Contact: Ashley Simmons, Office of the Mayor
(704) 336-3438 or (704) 614-9116
CHARLOTTE, NC - Mayor Dan Clodfelter was joined by Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., during a tour of the PACE of the Southern Piedmont Dec. 15. Clodfelter and Adams learned how the program serves as an alternative to nursing home placement for elderly individuals who seek to remain in their homes.
PACE of the Southern Piedmont, (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), is a non-residential care facility that offers comprehensive medical services, transportation and caregiver support services.
Clodfelter took interest in PACE’s model as part of a larger community discussion about economic opportunity for local citizens. Julie Hutt, Director of Education and Community Outreach, coordindated the visit for Clodfelter and Adams.
As part of the tour, several agencies that offer assistance to aging citizens also shared information about the services they offer. Clodfelter said he appreciated PACE’s model and would like to see increased coordination between agencies to comprehensively address aging issues.
“PACE of the Southern Piedmont consistently seeks ways to partner with agencies to increase services offered to these seniors,” said Clodfelter, “I was pleased to learn that these agencies are working to create a new venture that will coordinate programs throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.”