BGCAP - Aging Services
The goal of the Aging programs of Blue Grass Community Action Partnership is to see that elderly clients receive the necessary services to help them remain independent in their homes. The Senior Citizens Centers in Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer, Scott and Woodford counties provide meals, transportation and an outlet for socialization.
The Homecare Program located in each center, provides in-home services to the frail elderly, sixty years or older and is designed to help at-risk clients remain in their homes.
The Adult Day Program in Anderson, Jessamine, Garrard, Mercer and Woodford counties provide relief for the caregiver. The program provides a stimulating and supportive environment, individual personal care and therapeutic activities. The participants are afforded an opportunity to continue to meet their social, emotional and physical needs while improving control of physical and mental functioning.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (Title V) trains persons 55 and older at one of the host agencies to help them become more employable. This program provides training that assists with finding unsubsidized private employment. Each SCSEP participant works twenty hours per week performing various job duties at their host agency.
The Senior Companion Program, provides supportive person-to-person services to the homebound, frail elderly who are at risk of institutionalization without assistance. The program provides volunteer service opportunities for active low-income seniors. The volunteers are provided benefits which include a tax-free stipend, an annual physical exam and reimbursement for travel cost.
The Nutrition Program for the elderly provides management for congregate and home delivered meals for twenty nutrition sites.