Title III Senior Centers:
Through the Title III program, TCCAA operates three Senior Life Enrichment Centers that serve as focal points for the rural communities we serve. The primary purpose of the senior center is to enhance the quality of life for older adults. The centers support the seniors in their efforts to keep active and preserve their independence by promoting wellness, personal fulfillment and self-esteem. Services provided include:
Recreation: Playing games, card tournaments, shooting pool, going on day trips.
Exercise: Variety of available activities, including Spin classes, fitness center, walking track and basketball courts.
Congregate Meals: Seniors are offered a nutritionally balanced noon meal in a social group setting.
Home Delivered Meals: Meals are packaged and delivered to home bound elderly.
Client Advocacy: Action taken on behalf of an older person to secure his/her rights or benefits. Staff receives, investigate, and work to resolve disputes or complaints.
Counseling: Staff assist clients through interviewing and listening with a sympathetic ear and then giving advise in order to help resolve problems.
Education/Training: Formal and informal opportunities are offered for individuals to acquire knowledge, experience or skills in such areas as nutrition; crime or accident prevention; computer usage; arts & crafts; and promotion of personal enrichment.
Health Promotion: Provides services designed to maintain or improve the health and wellbeing of older persons, including health screening (blood pressure checks, cholesterol testing, bearing test, etc.) and both individual and group exercises.
Information & Assistance: Provides individuals with current information on opportunities and services available to the individuals within their communities.
Outreach: Staff contacts older persons within the community to assess their needs and to encourage them to use services that are available.
Friendly Visiting: Volunteers visit elderly shut-ins on a regular basis and spend time with them.
Telephone Reassurance: Volunteers call elderly clients at a preset time to make sure they are doing well.
Transportation: Transport clients to the senior centers and to non-emergency medical related appointments.