A Guide To Our Programs & Services
ABOUT THE SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION
The Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc., is a non-profit organization that promotes and provides a variety of activities, entertainment, and special educational workshops especially planned for seniors of all ages and activity ranges. Our staff and many volunteers emphasize positive aging for seniors in our community to help deter premature in-home or nursing care.
Our adult programs and services are designed to assist Calhoun County seniors and those that are homebound. The Older Americans Act Program provides for congregate meals, health support recreation, and education, for those 60 years of age and older. In addition, our extended services and programs provide those that are homebound with services such as personal care, home delivered meals, respite and more.
OLDER AMERICAN ACTS PROGRAM
The purpose of the Older Americans Act Program is designed to help senior citizens remain independent in the lifestyle of their choice. The program is available to those 60 years of age and older.
There are no fees for these services, but contributions are encouraged.
- Case Management -The Planning, arranging and coordination of services.
- Education - Instruction on consumer interests.
- Health Support - Exercise classes and health screenings.
- Nutritional Education - Providing programs on nutrition in order to improve health.
- Recreation - Games, arts & crafts, field trips, parties, etc.
- Referral - Referring a client to the proper agency.
- Telephone Reassurance - Friendly call to check on the well-being of our clients.
- Public Education - Providing seminars and giving out information to interested groups.
- Companionship - Frequent and friendly check-up on residents.
- Screening & Assessment - Review of a client's daily nutrition intake and activities
SENIOR MEAL PROGRAMS
Home Delivered Meals
The home delivered meals are packaged along with the meals, milk and an assortment of other food items which are delivered by volunteers on a bi-weekly basis to individual homes throughout Calhoun County. The home delivered meals package contains a supply of food items which equates to one frozen meal a day along with various other goods to eligible seniors.
Who Qualifies? Those 60 yrs of age, unable to safely prepare his/her own meal, unable to participate in a congregate nutrition program, lack support or help with meals, or be a spouse of an eligible client. Income is not considered as an eligibility indicator when applying. There is no charge. However we do accept donations.
Hot Meals - Congregate And Holiday Meals
The Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association utilizes staff and volunteers to prepare nutritious hot lunches. The congregate meal program provides the chance for seniors to have a casual lunch where plenty of new friends and conversation can be made with peers. Anyone 60 years or older may participate in weekly congregate meals at no cost, however, contributions are greatly appreciated.
EXTENDED SERVICES & PROGRAMS
In addition to our General Services, we offer extended services and a host of programs that assist those that are homebound, impaired or for caregivers providing assistance to those in need. In addition to the general services offered by the association, we also provide additional assistance, outlined below, for those with special needs. For additional information, or to inquire about qualifications or other needs we highly encourage residents to contact us.
Community Care for the Elderly
The purpose of the Medicaid Waiver Program is designed to help senior citizens remain independent in the lifestyle of their choice. The program is available to those 60 years of age and older.
- Emergency Alert Response: A device which monitors the homebound elderly client in their house.
- Homemaker: Light housekeeping, shopping and errands.
- Personal Care: Assistance with bathing and dressing.
- Respite: Services that provide companionship and relieve the caregiver of a frail person 2 to 8 hours per day.
Home Care For The Elderly
Provides for the financial assistance to the caregiver of an aging person. The program can also assist with a special subsidy. Certain restrictions apply for this program.
Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Program
Provides for the respite care to the caregiver of an Alzheimer patient or patients with other dementia problems.
This section for managed care.