Multi-service senior centers are the central locations for delivery of comprehensive services for the elderly in the core eight-county area.
Services that are provided for persons 60 years old and older through these centers include:
- Information and Referral
- Arts and Crafts
- Physical Fitness
- Instruction and Training
- Other Special Emphasis Services and Activities
Programs provided through these centers include senior nutrition and home delivered meals, energy assistance, weatherization, and case management, all supported with Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds.
Hot, nutritious noon meals (congregate meals) funded by Title III through the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) are served at 10 Senior Centers and 16 Nutrition sites within the core eight-county area. Title III Home-Delivered Meals are distributed through the Senior Centers. Home-delivered meals funded directly from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHSC) are provided daily. In order to receive these meals, the client must be referred by a HHSC caseworker.
Clients must be 60 years of age or older or the spouse of a client over the age of 60 to be eligible for the Title III Nutrition Program funded by the AAAs. Eligibility for AAA-funded home-delivered meals is determined by an assessment conducted by HCCAA staff. Eligibility for DADS home-delivered meals is based on income guidelines and is determined by a DADS caseworker.
Senior centers are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless posted otherwise. Nutrition sites are open on the days meals are served, as indicated on the list of Nutrition Sites.