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sherry christensonSherry Christenson

Aging Program Specialist, Contracts and ARMS
Area Agency on Aging

828.251.6622 (x114)

Professional Experience

Came to Land of Sky in 2005 and joined the Area Agency on Aging in 2011. She brings with her a previous experience and knowledge in nursing, finance, and customer service.


  • Provides technical assistance and support as needed to aging service providers and all responsible stakeholders in order to ensure compliance with Federal and State funding regulations. Coordinates informational and training meetings for agencies that provide services to older adults. Attends and participates in aging planning committee meetings.
  • Regional ARMS Coordinator - Administers the Aging Resources Management System (ARMS) and Common Name Data Service (CNDS) databases by providing training, entering agency budgets, assisting with data entry and error corrections. Manages various records and files to monitor and report on a monthly basis the expenditures and reimbursements that are administered through the Home & Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG)
  • Monitors funds and quality assurance of local service providers – this includes the standards associated with the services and the budgeting necessary to provide the services. Performs on-site visits to observe delivery of services and the operating facilities; reviews record keeping system and client eligibility process; interviews staff and also program participants.