As the number of seniors is expected to grow rapidly in the next decades, Volunteers of America is ready to help seniors and their families prepare for the needs of an aging population.
For years we have provided services for seniors without even thinking about it. Many of our LightHouse children are being raised by grandparents. And many of our clients with disabilities are living longer than ever before. We have also added some services especially for this population.
Located at 1700 Buckner Square, the Adult Day Health Care Center provides another option for care of the elderly and people with disabilities. They are able to live at home, and attend the center during the day, while their caretakers work. At the Center, a nurse is available for medical needs and an activities director plans a day full of everything from devotionals to current events discussions to manicures.
Contact: Yolanda Thomas
Seniors leaving the hospital and people with disabilities are now eligible for Care at Home, our newest program aimed at helping seniors live more independently. Services of a personal care attendant can help seniors with daily living skills so they can remain in their homes or with family.
Contact: Donny Jackson
More than 14,000 seniors in our community have an income of less than $25,000 a year, and too many have to make hard choices about the food they eat. We offer assistance at home and in the Highland Center.
Meals on Wheels
Four days a week meals are delivered to low-income seniors in the Highland neighborhood in cooperation with the Caddo Council on Aging. Volunteers pick up the meals, deliver them to a set route, and are finished in about an hour. Volunteers are always needed!
Contact: Robyn Cassidy
Senior Lunch Bunch
We have a meal and fellowship every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Highland Center Gym. For $3.50, seniors enjoy a “like home cooked” meal served by volunteers as well as lively entertainment, informative speakers, armchair aerobics, great conversation and friendly people. We could always use new speakers and activities for the seniors.