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Services and Programs

Information and Referral Services

Information & Referral Services

Connecting People to Community Resources

People of all ages, disabilities and income levels can turn to the Area Agency on Aging for objective information on a full range of long-term care service and support options. 

When you have questions about aging or long-term care services, AAA8 has answers. AIRS Certified staff in Information & Referral are ready to answer questions, share information about options, and connect callers to the community resources and services that can best meet individual needs.


Information & Assistance Specialists
Brandi Hesson, CIRS-A        Gerri VanNoy, LSWA, CIRS-A     

Mendy Barth

The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) is a credentialing authority operating an Accreditation Program that measures an organization's ability to meet the AIRS Standards, and a Certification Program that evaluates the competence of I&R practitioners. AIRS Certification is a professional credentialing program for individuals working within the I&R sector of human services.

Certification is a measurement of documented knowledge in the field of I&R reflecting specific competencies and related performance criteria, which describe the knowledge, skills, attitudes and work-related behaviors needed by I&R practitioners to successfully execute their duties.

The AIRS Certification Program, operating in accordance with national credentialing practices, measures and recognizes competence in the I&R profession, is improving the professionalism of the field and the quality of service provided to the public.



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