1170 Lakeland Dr
Jackson, MS, 39206
Since its designation as the Area Agency on Aging in 1973, CMPDD has been working towards the creation of a comprehensive array of services for its 78,000 persons 60 years of age and older who reside in the central Mississippi area. Its geographic area include Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren and Yazoo counties. Generally speaking, older persons desire to spend their remaining years in their own homes and only considering nursing homes when it is absolutely necessary. It is estimated that 25-30% of all nursing home patients do not need to be institutionalized, but their families have had limited alternatives. As a result, the District utilizes its Federal, State and Local dollars to create services in each community which will allow older persons an opportunity to choose the best option for their personal consideration.
By the year 2010, one in every four families in Mississippi will be caring for an older adult, either within the home or in a nursing facility. Most of these Mississippians are living longer because of improved nutrition, sanitation, living conditions, vaccinations, cures for many infections and contagious diseases and advances in medical technology. While most older adults are active, productive members of their families and communities, many are at risk of losing their independence.
Federal financial support for elderly programs has not provided sufficient resources for the District and its providers to adequately address the needs of the growing population of seniors. By being resourceful, innovative, and creative, the District has managed to deliver quality services through a variety of means, including: working with local elected officials, selecting quality service providers who share in the cost of services, and through partnering with other agencies.
Home & Community Based Services
National Family Caregiver Support Program
(ramps, grabbars, smoke detectors)
Nursing Home Ombudsman Program
Information and Assistance
Adult Day Care Services
Insurance Counseling and Assistance
Long-Term Care Alternatives Program
Emergency Services (Diapers, bluepads)
Prescription Drug Information
(Free Pharmaceutical Drugs)
Elder Abuse Prevention Educational Program
“Santa for Seniors”
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Programs