Senior Citizens Centers are designed to help the community meet the needs of the aging population by providing congregate and home delivered meals, transportation services, health promotion, nutrition education, exercise, trips, scheduled activities, and mental stimulation to name a few. The program is designed for those 60 years of age or older but are prepared and actively providing exciting activities for our Baby Boomer Generation. A special emphasis is placed on identifying rural, disabled, Alzheimer's, dementia clients, minorities and those with the greatest social and nutritional needs.
160 Township Square
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
11 Legion Rd
Paris KY 40361
153 Farra Drive
Lancaster, KY. 40444
111 Hoover Drive
Nicholasville, KY. 40356
1475 Louisville Road
Harrodsburg, KY. 40330
800 Cincinnati Rd, Suite 10
Georgetown, KY. 40324
285 Beasley Road
Versailles, KY. 40384
The Elder Nutrition Program provides management for congregate and home delivered meals for twenty nutrition sites in the following seventeen counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette (3 centers), Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison (Berea center and Richmond center), Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford.
The program's goal is to deliver quality meals to the nutrition sites and homebound clients (age 60 years of age and older) so that senior citizens who receive the meals have nutritionally sound meals that meet at least one-third of the current daily recommended dietary allowance. Although prepared with minimal salt, sugar and fat, all meals are regular diet, except that diabetic desserts are available on request.
Eligibility for congregate meals are based on the following criteria:
- A person aged sixty or older and the spouse of that person;
- Volunteers to handicapped persons residing in elderly housing complexes where a congregate site is located;
- Disabled individuals who reside in non-institutional households with and accompany persons eligible for congregate meals;
- Clients in Adult Day Care, Adult Day Health Care and Alzheimer's respite programs.
Eligibility for home-delivered meals shall be based on the following criteria:
- A person aged sixty or older and the spouse of that person, if either by reason of illness or incapacitating disability is unable to attend a congregate site and there is no one in the home able to prepare a nutritious meal on a regular basis;
- A non-elderly disabled person who is a member of a non-institutional household with an elderly person.
For more information regarding the Elder Nutrition Program, please call Lynn Bowes at 502-695-4290 Ext. 270
Homecare is a program to help people 60 years of age or older who might otherwise have to live in nursing homes. In-home services are meant to help with basic needs of daily living. They do not take the place of medical care or profession-al nursing services.
Homecare services include:
- Homemaker-Helping you with limited housework, laundry, and grocery shopping.
- Personal Care-Assist with bathing, dressing and other personal needs.
- Respite-Staying with you for a short while if you cannot stay alone and your companion needs to be away.
- Case Management/Assessment-Determining your needs, making a care plan and schedule for your care. Helping you get the other services you need.
Since Homecare is a social service rather than a health care service, you do not need a doctor's order for care.
If you or someone you know is 60 years of age or older and needs homecare to stay at home, contact Blue Grass Area Aging on Aging & In-dependent Living at 1-866-665-7921 or your local Senior Center.