Senior Services 2016/17


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The Senior Services Program assists senior citizens in living a healthier, more independent life. The program is divided into four main areas -- Senior Centers, Nutrition, In-Home Services and Adult Day Services.
Centers are located in: Escanaba, Gladstone, Rock, and Rapid River in Delta County; and Menominee, Daggett and Hermansville in Menominee County. The centers serve as community focal points, providing a wide range of activities and services for 60+ population, including congregate meals, games, dancing, exercise and informational presentations. Transportation services are also provided in Menominee County.
Throughout the year Senior Services provides two food distribution programs -- the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Eligibility for both programs is based on household income
TEFAP supplements the diets of low-income residents, including the elderly, by providing both food and nutrition assistance at no cost four times a year. CSFP improves the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets monthly with nutritious USDA foods.
Adult Day Services is geared to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We have a fully trained, patient, caring and loving staff who strive to enhance the abilities of the Alzheimer’s participant and encourage their independence in activities. We offer an opportunity for positive interaction and socialization for all our participants. Activities include Singing, Reminiscence Therapy, Baking, Game Day, Puzzles/Word Searches, Arts and Crafts, Painting, Light Exercises, Birthday and Holiday Celebrations. Trips to Arts Center, and Fishing.
The Congregate Meals Program is designed for the 60+ population. It provides an opportunity for people to come together for lunch in a group setting at one of our senior centers.
The Home Delivered Meal Program assists homebound seniors with their dietary needs. The meals are a blend of good taste and balanced nutrition. They are delivered to the homes of seniors who are unable to obtain or prepare nutritious meals.
The Home Delivered Meal Program provides meals each day of the week, if necessary. Normally, hot meals are delivered Monday through Friday with frozen dinners available for the weekend. Meals are delivered to the homes of eligible participants by trained staff.
In-Home Services includes homemaker aide services (light housekeeping), respite care (provides companionship and supervision in relief of the primary caregiver) and personal care (assistance with activities of daily living).
Personal Care Services improves the quality of life for people of all ages throughout Menominee and Delta counties.
Personal Care Services hires certified or experienced nurses aides who receive ongoing training and are knowledgeable in working with persons who need assistance taking part in various activities of daily living.
Your Personal Care provider can help with various tasks, like…
Care Giver Relief
Hair Care
Medicine Reminders
Household Chores
Range of Motion
At A Glance
47,000 congregate meals served to 904 seniors
132,605 home-delivered meals were served to 981 homebound seniors
6,280 hours of homemaker aide services were provided to 281senior citizens
25,507 hours personal care services provided to176 senior citizens
3,695 hours of respite care services were provided to 119 senior citizens
8,762 hours of adult day care services were provided to 24 families