Advocacy – Action taken on behalf of an older person to secure his/her rights or benefits. Includes receiving, investigating and working to resolve disputes or complaints. Does not include service provided by an attorney or person under the supervision of an attorney.
Congregate Meals – Providing a meal to an eligible participant at a nutrition site, senior center, or some other congregate setting under the guidelines established for older Americans.
Counseling – Relating to a client, via interview, discussion, or lending a sympathetic ear to advise and enable the older person and/or his/her family to resolve problems (concrete or emotional) or to relieve temporary stresses encountered by them. May be done on a one-to-one basis and may be conducted by paid, donated and/or volunteer staff.
Education – Providing formal or informal opportunities for individuals to acquire knowledge, experience or skills.
Friendly Visiting – Planned visit to a social or geographically isolated participant for the purpose of comfort and help by expressing interest in his welfare by providing companionship and continuing social contact with the community.
Health Promotion – Providing health screenings and assessments, organized physical fitness activities, evidence-based health promotion programs, medication management, home injury control and/or information, education and prevention strategies for chronic and other health conditions that would reduce the length of life of the person sixty or older.
Home Delivered Meals – Providing a meal to an eligible participant at the client’s place of residence, under the guidelines established for older Americans.
Information and Assistance – Providing the individual with current information or on opportunities and services available to the individuals within their communities, including information relating to assistive technology.
Outreach – Interventions initiated for the purpose of identifying potential clients or their caregivers and encouraging use of existing services and benefits.
Public Information – Providing general information regarding programs, activities, and events to the general public.
Recreation – Providing activities which foster the health or social well-being of individuals through social interaction and the satisfying use of leisure time.
Telephone Reassurance – Providing a regularly scheduled telephone contact to isolated individuals.
Transportation – Providing transportation to senior center services, grocery, medical facilities, pharmacies, and other purposes as approved.
In addition to our Title III supportive services, The Senior Community Center also serves as a food pantry and distribution center in partnership with the Daniel Pitino Shelter. We also partner with Bellevue Baptist Church and Owensboro Christian Church to provide bags of shelf-stable food items the last Thursday of each month in order to provide 5 extra days of meals at the end of the month when groceries and financial resources are low.