Janis Holiday from the Marshall County Council on Aging presented the 2023 fourth quarter report to the commissioners during their meeting on Monday.

Their expenses were $167,533 in the fourth quarter while the revenue from fairs was $13,022 leaving a net expense of $154,511.  Holiday said INDOT will pay half the expenses of $7,255 and the other half is paid by the local matching funds. 

Holiday presented stats from the quarter, they did 7,013 trips, bringing them to a new record for the year of 29,195 trips.  Those trips were spread over 1,108 individuals and represented an overall increase of 8% from last 2022.   Denials were also up in 2023 with a total of 712 which is a 56% increase from the previous year. 

Holiday said the demand is still going up and she said the efficiency of the new software helped them reach a record. She said the only way to increase trips is to acquire additional vehicles or expand their hours of operation. 

The County Commissioners approved the 4th quarter report from Older Adult Services.