Posted on September 10, 2021
For Immediate Release
Ontario, OH - At the most recent USAging Annual Conference and Tradeshow, held virtually July 19-23, the membership association announced the appointment of Duana Patton, CEO of the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. to the USAging Board of Directors. Duana will represent Region V and serve as a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Board.
Duana Patton has been employed with the Area Agency on Aging since 1994 and has served as CEO since 2006. Duana is an effective and passionate advocate for the aging population. She is active in educating our State Legislators on issues affecting our aging population and looks forward to continued service at the National Level. Duana holds an MBA in Health Care from the Western Governors University and is a certified executive coach and trainer.
USAging represents and supports the national network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocates for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs that provide critical services and supports that enable older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States to live with optimal health, well-being, independence, and dignity in their homes and communities.
“USAging is delighted to have its Board of Directors guided by these local leaders in aging well at home, said USAging CEO, Sandy Markwood. “These leaders bring unique experience and perspectives to USAging at a critical time for our nation’s older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. They will also play an integral role in helping our association navigate the recent transition from being called the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging to now becoming USAging.”
“I am honored and privileged to serve at the local, state and national level,” said Patton. “My passion is seeing others live their best life possible. Serving on the USAging Board gives me the opportunity to do that with a national perspective.”
About Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers & resource networks that support individual choice, independence, and dignity.
USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence, and dignity in their homes and communities.
Our members are the local leaders that develop, coordinate, and deliver a wide range of home and community-based services, including information and referral/assistance, case management, home-delivered and congregate meals, in-home services, caregiver supports, transportation, evidence-based health and wellness programs, long-term care ombudsman programs, and more.
USAging is dedicated to supporting the success of our members through advancing public policy, sparking innovation, strengthening the capacity of its members, raising their visibility, and working to drive excellence in the fields of aging and home and community-based services.