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Rebecca Chaplin
Aging and Disabilities Program Specialist


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For free, confidential help any time of the day.

Community Resource Conections for Aging and Disbailites
Website - www.crclandofsky.org


During the summer of 2011, the Land-of-Sky Community Resource Connections (CRC) Project became operational for all people with disabilities, elders and family members seeking information and assistance about long-term services and supports in the community.

The Land-of-Sky CRC is part of a federal and state initiative to reduce the confusion that many have experienced in trying to find services, often resulting in making multiple telephone calls before finding help. Through formal agreements made with key aging and disability partners throughout Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties, the Land-of-Sky CRC offers a streamlined approach to accessing services.

Core functions of the CRC include:

• Information and Assistance
• Options Counseling
• Streamlined Access to services and public funding
• Transitions partnership with hospitals and nursing facilities
• Quality assurance and evaluation

How do people contact the CRC? There is more than one way to access the system. If someone does not know where to start, a call to United Way's 2-1-1 system will result in an appropriate, personalized transfer to the best agency for the caller. Callers may also contact their local agency directly. Key organizations in the collaboration include: The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, The Council on Aging for Henderson County, Madison County Department of Community Services, Western Highlands ACCESS, and Disability Partners.

 

CRC Leadership Team

Name Affiliation
Barbara Hinshaw Land of Sky Regional Council - Ombudsman
Bart Floyd Western Alliance Center for Independent Living
Bob Tomasulo BC ACH CAC, BC Council on Aging Board Director, BC ACC, Agign Advisory Council, RSVP Volunteer
Carol McLimans

Land of Sky Regional Council - Caregiver Program

Caron McKay Council on Aging for Henderson County
Cathie Beatty Buncombe County DSS
Connie Harris Madison County DSS
Faith Ashe Madison County Department of Community Services
Graham Fields Park Ridge Hospital
Jerry Brewton Western Alliance Center for Independent Living
Karen Smith Council on Aging for Henderson County
Louise Koontz Transylvania County DSS
Micky Corn Buncombe County DSS
Nancy Smith-Hunnicutt Mission Hospital
Pat Hilgendorf Land of Sky Regional Council, MemoryCare
Peggy Balding Madison County Department of Community Services
Penny Buckner Madison County Department of Community Services
Rachael Nygaard United Way's 2-1-1 of WNC
Ruth Haines Citizen
Shanaia Powell Land of Sky Regional Council - CRC Coordinator
Steve Michaels Western Highlands Network
Wendy Marsh Council on Aging of Buncombe County
Wendy Sause Community Care of WNC