Our Elderly Services program provides support that help senior adults maintain their personal independence and health. We primarily target lower-income adults, 60 years of age and older. Tailored to fit the specific needs of individuals, Elderly Services may include (but are not limited to):
- Delivery of monthly surplus foods and commodities to homebound urban and rural seniors in Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties
- Emergency assistance with rent and / or utility payments
- Provision of free Liquid Nutrition supplies
- Provision of free Durable Medical Goods (such as walkers, 4-legged canes, shower stools, etc.)
- Referrals and assistance with completing applications for other programs and services, such as Holiday Meal Baskets, Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, Food Assistance (“Food Stamps”), Prescription Drug Assistance, Medicare, and more
- Free Income Tax preparation services
- Spanish Translation services
WHY WE DO IT
Seniors living in poverty are among the most vulnerable members of our society. A group that is disproportionately composed of women and people of color, seniors living in poverty struggle to afford basic necessities like food, gas, utilities, rent and rising health care costs.
DO I QUALIFY?
The target population for the Elderly Services Program are lower-income adults, 60 years of age and older. Please contact Alice Schimmel at (785) 235-9561 to ask about specific income guidelines and counties covered by the various support available through Elderly Services.