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Senior Citizens Program

Senior Citizens Program

Services are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend this program and we provide free transportation to and from the Center. The goals of the program are:

1) Provide a quality and affordable senior program for persons 55 years and older whose income level is deemed to be low, very low, or extremely low as per the HUD eligibility guidelines.

2) Participants are offered social and recreational activities and educational access to needed information concerning basic resources to enrich their quality of life, promote self-care, and reduce the amount of social isolation.

 

Activities include:

  • Field Trips
  • Pot Lucks
  • Weekly blood pressure checks
  • Sewing Club ( Quilting for the Homeless & Veterans/Bags of Love Projects)
  • Games (Dominoes, cards, billiards, bingo and much more.)
  • Exercise Activities

 

 

Community Resources

 

Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully.

 

Our organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. We have been featured on the Parkinson’s Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Finder, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.

 

Click on the link below for more information on available care options, financial support, and free resources available in each state:

https://www.assistedliving.org/assisted-living-options-for-people-with-disabilities

 

 

 

The Mesothelioma Fund website offers information on mesothelioma as well as free resources for seniors dealing with the cost and treatment of cancer.

 

 Click on the link below for more information on mesothelioma and treatment:

 https://www.mesotheliomafund.com/

 

 

The Public Outreach Department for the Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com) is an advocacy group that works to spread awareness of asbestos-related diseases and help those currently suffering from them. 

 

 The Public Outreach Department for the Mesothelioma Center offers the following:

 • A monthly online support group where we discuss a variety of topics pertaining to seniors and their caregivers.

• An on-staff doctor and nurse available to answer any medical-related questions that seniors may have.
• 24-hour live chat support.
• Patient Advocates that work 1-on-1 with seniors to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.

 

Click on the link below for more information on mesothelioma and treatment:

https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma 

 

 

Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring

 

The guide offers lots of helpful information such as: 

 

  • Getting started on finding care, understanding different and varied care options available, as well as costs and legal considerations when planning for elderly care.
  • Home modifications and assistive technologies that can improve the daily living of elderly family members.
  • Support networks and charities that offer help and support for both people in need of elderly care and their families.
  • Other helpful resources and tools to help family members begin to find the best possible care option for their elderly.

 

Click on the link below for more information:

https://supercarers.com/elderly-care/

 

 


Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly 

The guide is written specifically with older people in mind and shares useful information such as: 

 

  • Practical home insulation tips for seniors, as they are some of the most vulnerable of the population during winter time.
  • Helpful advice for seniors to stay healthy and warm during the cold.
  • Useful information about different energy grants and winter assistance programs available that the elderly could benefit from.

 

Click on the link below for more information:

http://www.buildingmaterials.co.uk/resources/insulation-guide-elderly/

 

 

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This program is sponsored by United Way of Amarillo and Canyon. Thank you for your continued support!

For more information please contact Senior Citizens Director, Karla at (806)372-7960 or karla@wesleycc.com.