Get Me to Monday Emergency Food Pantry
Elder Care Services' GIVE65 campaign focuses on our Get Me to Monday Food Pantry. This pantry is an emergency food program for older adults who may find themselves at the end of the month without enough money for food or medications. Many older adults are living on a fixed and limited income which often leads to food insecurities. When there is a call for need, Elder Care Services is there with a "bag of hope" that provides 2-3 days of easy to open and prepare non-perishable food. Additionally, these bags include toiletries and information on local resources. When receiving a Get Me to Monday food bag the older adult an option to schedule a home visit to asses needs and provide assistance to meet such needs. Your gift will make sure we are able to continue to reach those with food insecurities making sure they have the resources needed to support those in need.
Elder Care Services has been dedicated to helping DeKalb County older adults since 1988. We understand that this type of care is special to the older adults and their caregivers. We know that each older adult's situation and needs are unique. Our programs to address these unique needs include:
Caregiver Support Groups and Assistance
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counseling
Information and Assistance
Adult Protective Services and Self-Neglect Program
Get me to Monday (emergency food pantry for seniors)
Healthy Ideas Program (to reduce depression and loneliness)
In home care (Homemaker, Adult Day Service, Medication Monitoring Device and Emergency Response Button)
We are committed to providing education, support, resources, and hands-on involvement to the older adult and their caregivers.
"This is a great organization. I have been going to the Alzheimer's meetings here and it could not be a more supportive group. This organization does so much to help in many ways. Everyone here is so helpful and friendly." From Linda, a support group member
"I've been looking for home care health care for my elderly mother who has severe Parkinson's disease and this place, and Janice, were the only ones who would even respond to me to help my mom. Thank you sooo much you have lifted a heavy weight off my shoulders!...I am forever grateful!" From Megan on Google
"I wish more people knew of the wonderful services available here. If they cant help they will definitely point you in the right direction." From Pam on FB
"Wonderful staff that supports the Sr. community in many ways...Great resource." From Robert on Google
"Very caring staff! If you are a Senior or have a Senior relative this is your resource in DeKalb County. Give them a call and they will help you every step of the way to make your life better." From Alicia from FB.
Elder Care Services is here to help seniors and vulnerable adults remain safe, secure and supported in their community.