Comal County Senior Citizen's Foundation (CCSCF) is embarking on a building renovation project. Our goal is to restore our 45-year-old building. The CCSCF proposes renovations to the existing Senior Center, interior and exterior, which will result in an all-inclusive innovative facility with up to date technology, efficient use of space, and programs that are designed to serve all seniors 50 years and over, veterans, and disabled adults from Comal County and surrounding areas. With the population growth of Comal County (named second fastest growing county in the Nation for 2017 by U.S. Census Bureau), CCSCF plans to be proactive with the expansion of all of our programs, which include Meals on Wheels to home bound individuals in 4 counties, Congregate Meals in 3 counties, Exercise and Fitness Programs designed for seniors 50 and over, Education Programs with topics of interest to aging adults, and daily Socialization activities. We hope to expand our programs to accommodate the growing number of retirees in our areas of service.
Meals on Wheels is growing and in need of your support to help stop senior hunger among many of your homebound senior neighbors. The need for hot nutritious meals has grown from 525 meals served daily to over 700 meals in just one year. All meals are on a donation basis, no one is turned away for inability to pay. After all donations, the program is still short $2.50 to cover the cost of a meal. Our goal is to help your homebound senior neighbors stay healthy, save and live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Sadly, an increasing number of low-income seniors are having to choose between food, rent or medications. Your donation will help our communities seniors not have to make those choices.
Due to requests from families, city officials and physicians, In 2016 the Country Meals program was born, serving meals to homebound seniors with in an hour outside of Rapid City limits, thus adding an additional 22 communities. Because of this huge increase in requests for nutritious meals, your donations have never been more important.
PLEASE HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A SENIORS LIFE TODAY WITH YOUR DONATION AND HELP STOP SENIOR HUNGER
Madison County Senior Center is a place of friendship, recreation and education for seniors and older adults, with over xxx members. We also provide our members and community members with meaningful volunteer opportunities. This is a great way for them to not only feel connected, but that they are giving back to the community with a sense of purpose. Often times these volunteer opportunities benefit many within our community.
Madison County Senior Center also provides fun and recreational activities that help build friendships such as bingo, Shopping trips, Crafts, and social events around holidays. We pride ourselves in supporting our members, and community members, with a place to belong as we age, which is so important in helping people transition through life's many challenges, including the loss of a spouse and friends. Loneliness is one of main contributors to declining health and wellbeing as we age, Madison County Senior Center helps our members beat loneliness and provides the opportunity to stay active and connected.
We offer hot lunch meal five days a week and deliver, on average xx, home delivery meals to homebound seniors. Home bound Meal delivery, is much more than a noon time meal delivery service to the frail of health and elderly of our community. A very dedicated group of volunteers offer more than just a nutritious meal. Often the volunteer of Home Bound Meal Deliver is the only visitation the client receives during the day. A sense of security is provided to our clients and their families, knowing that someone will be checking on them. A friendly smile always makes the day better.
Madison County Senior Center has established itself as a community focal point where older adult can come together for services and activities that reflect their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in and with the center and the community.
The Opportunity Center for the homeless (OC) consists of two resource centers and 7 residential centers for the elderly, single women, single men, mentally ill, veterans, and men and women in school/work programs. The need and creation of facilities devoted to the care of elderly and frail is illustrated through multiple studies across the United States that have shown a clear upward trend in the proportion of "older" persons among the homeless population. Our community (El Paso, Texas) is experiencing the same trends. The older homeless frequently fall between the cracks of governmental safety nets.
Our desire is to provide an environment that integrates shelter and service needs of the functionally impaired and/or socially isolated elders who don't need institutional supervision and/or intensive health care. As a supported, congregate shelter our programs support an environment designed to integrate shelter and service needs for the elderly and frail. The goal is to increase self-sufficiency through the provision of supported services from this funding. Services are made available through service coordinators, to aid residents in managing available, through service coordinators, to aid residents in managing activities of daily living in a supported, but not custodial environment.