Area Agency on Aging


21 Colville Street, Nespelem WA | (509) 634-2759 | Fax (509) 634-2793

Senior Intake Form/Heating App


The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Area Agency on Aging serves all the senior population 55 years of age and older on the Colville Indian Reservation. By contacting your local agency or calling toll free at 1-888-881-7684, you get access to critical information including:

  • Nutrition

  • Access Services

  • Information and Resource Services

  • Legal Services

  • Senior Employment Training

  • Family Caregiver Support

  • Kinship Caregiver Support

  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition

  • SHIBA Helpline

  • Case Management

Senior Intake Form




LARRY ROBINETTE | Program Manager
Larry Robinette takes full responsibility for contract development, planning, monitoring, and negotiating multiple sources and components of the AAoA activities, functions, and services for elderly citizens residing on the Colville Reservation. He advocates for concerns and needs of senior citizens and helps the department in meeting established goals and objectives. (509) 634-2759 


LAURA PAKOOTAS | Lead Case Manager
Case Managers provide comprehensive case management for elderly persons. (509) 634-2757 Email


Jossie Dick provides information, referral and assistance to clients including qualified seniors and adults with disabili-ties and their caregivers. Her primary responsibilities are to manage Individual Provider contracts and duties related to the contracting process. (509) 634-2831 Email


LUCILLE PAKOOTAS | Case Technician
Lucille Pakootas assist in the administering and monitoring of the Individual Provider service program. She prepares and processes contracts for individual providers. (509) 634-2761 Email


ETTA GRUNLOSE | Case Management Coordinator
Etta Grunlose provides comprehensive case manage-ment that involves assessment, planning, monitoring, mandatory reporting, and termination of services planning for individuals. (509) 634-2754 Email


Laura Dick | Office Assistant Senior
Laura Dick provides clerical and administrative support for Area Agency on Aging. She is the first contact and screener. (509) 634-2758 Email


Jessilee Ballesteros | Sr. Admin Assistant
Jessilee maintains and participates in budget development processes for categorical funds. Providing administrative support to the program manager as well as the program staff, receiving and processing incoming calls and visitors, preparing and maintaining detailed personal records, files and preparing and manage the financials of the program and assist the program needs. (509) 634-2826


Sharey Redthunder | Case Manager
Case Managers provide comprehensive case management for elderly persons residing in Inchelium, Keller, Nespelem, and Omak Districts. They are responsible for assessing, developing, monitoring, coordinating, and implementing service plans for the screening and necessary referrals. They maintain on going communication for all clients. (509) 634-2649


Tribal members still rely on traditional subsistence activities – hunting, fishing and gathering.