In an effort to expand program and services to meet the needs of the upcoming Baby Boomer generations Senior Services of Wichita is poised to raise funds that will do the following:
Expand capacity to prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels from 900 people a day (current capacity) to approximately 3,000 people.
Increase a computer lab for senior center members and job seekers in the Senior Employment Program from 6 stations to 12 stations.
Build a formal event center so seniors and their families can hold reunions, parties, weddings and other larger events. Current space only allows for one large group at a time. Often the agency must turn away other large groups because space is so limited.
A gift to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation's General Endowment Fund is an investment in the future of the Foundation. Your gift to the Foundation's Endowment Fund in honor of our 15-year anniversary will provide long-term sustainability for the Foundation as we continue to work to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them.
Senior Companions are volunteers age 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to senior adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks. We help these adults remain independent in their homes instead of having to move to more costly institutional care. Senior Companions give families or professional caregivers a much needed time off from their duties, run errands, taking them to the Doctor,and often provide friendship for their clients,
Many older adults in Talbot County can no longer drive and require public transportation to get to doctor's appointments. The Brookletts Place Talbot County Senior Center Bus Pass Program currently provides monthly bus passes to residents of Talbot County who require ongoing transportation to either the senior center, medical appointments or shopping. Participants must use the pass at least nine (9) times per month to remain eligible for the program.