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Area II Agency on Aging


We are a public, non-profit organization located in Roundup, Montana. One of ten Area Agencies serving Montana, Area II serves the needs and concerns of seniors and the disabled throughout an eleven-county area, including two reservations, in central Montana.

Area II grew out of the Older Americans Act of 1965, which developed federal, state, and local structures to administer programs to help the elderly maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities. In the State of Montana the Older American Act is administered by the Aging Services Bureau, Department of Public Health and Human Services. As local, grass-root resources, Area Agencies have advisory counsels who review and comment on all programs affecting seniors.

In partnership with the Veteran’s Administration, this program is designed to help keep Veterans in their own homes with the Veteran in control of the services needed.

A resource for seniors and the disabled. We answer questions, provide information about other agencies, and help with referrals.

An advocate who protects the rights of residents living in long-term-care facilities and personal-care homes.

Trained staff who provide assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other issues relating to seniors and the disabled.

reach and squeeze

Project Activate® – Support Independence and Resilience!: Reach & Squeeze

Sit slightly forward in the chair with an upright posture, arms extended, shoulders down (counts 1-2). Slowly pull the elbows back by squeezing the shoulder blades together (3-4). Hold (5-8).

heel press

Project Activate® – Support Independence and Resilience!: Heel Press

Stand in an upright posture with your left side to the chair and hand resting on the chairback. Keeping knees slightly bent, strongly flex the right ankle while pressing the right heel forward. Bring the foot back, stepping on it next to the left foot. Repeat with the opposite foot and continue alternating R & L heel presses forward 20x’s. Can be done seated.

biceps curl

Project Activate® – Support Independence and Resilience!: Biceps Curl

Sit in good posture with arms relaxed at the sides, palms facing up. Bring the right hand to the right shoulder, then slowly return arm to the side. Complete 8-12 biceps curls with the right, then the left arm. Repeat both sides again. To increase effort, add weights as long as it does not cause elbow pain.