Support A Senior Program
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Adult Day Care
Scholarships provided for care and supervision of older persons with disabilities who cannot manage daytime activities alone. Services vary by location and may include assistance with personal care, limited health care, therapeutic activities, meals, and social activities.
Care Coordination/Case Management
Assists seniors and their families with locating, applying for, and receiving needed community resources. Direct assistance may be provided by Senior Connections or by referral to another human service agency.
Provides caregivers with information about available resources and assists with gaining access to supportive services, individual counseling and respite care.
Coordinated Transportation Services
Transportation provided to participants of the Friendship Cafés. Transportation for medical appointments may be available for individuals who meet eligibility requirements. Some vehicles are equipped to transport persons with disabilities. Coordinated transportation initiatives are in progress to help meet the needs of additional seniors and their caregivers.
Financial assistance to seniors experiencing crisis situations with paying for living expenses, such as utility bills or prescrip¬tions, and have nowhere else to turn.
Foster Grandparent Mentor Program
Seniors age 55 and older volunteer as tutors and mentors for children with special needs. Foster Grandparents serve a minimum of 20 hours per week in youth-oriented organizations.
Congregate meal sites offering nutritious meals and opportunities for socialization, recreation, exercise, health education and screenings for older adults. Locations include community centers and churches.
Home Care Support
Personal care, homemaker/companion care and caregiver respite services to seniors on the basis of need. This one-time assistance can be used during a period of recovery or while arrangements are being made for ongoing care.
Home Delivered Meals
Provides meals for home bound seniors who live alone and have significant health conditions or physical or mental impairments that prevent them from preparing their own meals. Helps seniors meet the recommended dietary allowances for proper nutrition and provides daily interaction with volunteers who deliver the meals.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Investigates and resolves complaints involving nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care providers. Volunteer Advocates help enhance the quality of life for seniors residing in long-term care facilities.
Offers access to drug assistance programs for free or discounted medications from pharmaceutical companies.
Money Management Counseling
Provides one-on-one check writing and bill paying services and assist seniors with managing personal finances including protection from exploitation. Volunteer Bill Payers provides support to the program which increases outreach to more seniors in need.
Public Information and Education
Provides informative group presentations and educational materials on topics of interest to seniors and those who care about their well-being. Volunteers help educate and promote public awareness of Agency programs and services by attending, on the Agency’s behalf, health fairs and other community events. Produces and distributes Mature Life, the Agency’s newsletter.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Volunteers provide support services to seniors in need. Senior Connections promotes volunteer opportunities for all ages. The Agency especially encourages seniors age 60 and older to volunteer.
Senior Center, A Community Partnership
Services include health screenings and promotion, exercise, arts and crafts, educational programs, Pathways Support Program, tours, trips, games and music.
Senior Employment/Job Readiness
Employment options for seniors age 55 and older interested in updating current skills and/or re-entering the workforce.