10 W Fallon Ave Baker, MT 59313
Fallon County of Montana

Council on Aging

Meet our Staff

Carla Brown

Council on Aging Coordinator

Marci Breitbach

Council on Aging

Program Assistant

What we do

Fallon County Council on Aging is in charge of many different programs of a benefit to those over the age of 60.

We provide transportation to those unable to drive to and from the home for medical, nutritional, social, recreational, shopping or other needs.

We provide a nutritious noon meal for those who visit the congregate meal site and for those who are unable to come, we can deliver the meal to their home.

We provide basic housekeeping services such as cleaning, washing dishes, doing laundry and helping with shopping.

We provide foot clinics, both in Baker and Plevna, where participants have the opportunity to receive basic foot care that is difficult for them to do themselves.

We offer blood pressure clinics in Baker and Plevna. Kim Bryan, RN, generally mans all the clinics offered. She also delivers a wide variety of skilled nursing care to needy individuals.

We provide legal services, as prescribed in the Comprehensive Older American Act Amendments of 1987 to persons age 60 or older.

Also closely interwoven with Council on Aging are the Baker and Plevena senior centers.

The transportation program is actually considered public transportation and is open to all members of the community, regardless of age.

Council on Aging Board Minutes

  • Fallon County Council on Aging Meeting – August 2022

    Fallon County Council on Aging

    Regular Meeting – August 23, 2022 – Baker Senior Center

    The August meeting of Fallon County Council on Aging was called to order by president, Betty Mueller. Newly appointed board member Gary Lang was welcomed.  Nine members were present:  Betty Mueller, Rose Straub, Nikki Verke, Robert Boggs, Alice Kaye Schweigert, Susan Newell, Bonnie Newberry, Lyle Neary, and Gary Lang. Also present was Carla Brown, Council on Aging Director and Marci Breitbach, Council on Aging Administrative Assistant.

    There being no additions or corrections noted for the June 28, 2022 meeting, minutes stand approved as mailed. 


    The vehicle trackers that were purchased for the main in-town bus, as well as the Honda Odyssey have arrived. The county shop will install them. The cost for both trackers is $65/month with a one-year contract. The trackers will assist in monitoring various aspects of the vehicle usage.   

    Carla will be attending a mandatory, in person, FTA Drug and Alcohol Training in Billings, MT, on September 26-27, 2022.  The training will include information about Drug and Alcohol testing programs utilized by both the county and state.

    Carla and Marci will be attending Transportation Manager’s Training in Billings, MT on October 5-6, 2022.

    The National Transit Database Report is coming due.  The Federal Transit Administration uses the information contained in the NTD report to apportion funding to urbanized and rural areas throughout the U.S.

    Setting aside their duties as the Transportation Program Lead Agency . . .


    Representatives from Action for Eastern Montana hosted a public meeting, Aging In The 406, at the Baker Senior Center on July 26. Participants were asked to express their opinion on what aging programs, that are currently unavailable, they feel would be beneficial to the community. This information, along with similar information from other locations across the state,  is compiled and when reported to the state is used to develop the state’s Four-Year Plan for the aging population.


    A kickoff meeting for the SAIL Fitness program will be held at the Baker Senior Center on September 21at 2:00 p.m. SAIL, which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life, is an evidence-based strength, balance, and fitness program for adults 65 and older. The program will be offered at the Baker Senior Center.

    The Governor’s Conference on Aging will be held in Butte, MT on October 4-5, 2022.  This will be an in-person conference but will also be available online. The conference covers topics relevant to all people who are dealing with aging and disability issues.

    The monthly activity logs for June and July 2022 were discussed.


    Carla is planning to attend a virtual training for the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and I & A annual recertification. 

    Medicare Part D annual open enrollment period is October 15 through December 7. Carla will be extremely busy during this time.

    Ruth Peck, Area I Agency on Aging Ombudsman, was scheduled to be a guest at this month’s meeting, however she was not present.

    There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.

    A delicious lunch was served by Nikki Verke.

    -s-BETTY MUELLER                                                                 -s-MARCI BREITBACH

    Betty Mueller, President                                                         Marci Breitbach, Secretary

    NEXT MEETING: October 25, 2022, Baker Senior Center, 2:00 p.m.

    Hostess: Rose Straub