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County Offers Programs To Seniors

 

Seniors have a good time during lunch at the senior center in Lambert on Tuesdays.

The Richland County Commission on Aging (RCCOA) cares about their senior citizens and actively encourages and promotes quality of life by helping make it possible for people to be healthy, happy and social. They offer a number of programs including homemaking services, legal services, nutrition, socialization, foot care, card games, exercise classes and so much more.

Meals:

Sidney – currently serves meals on Monday and Friday at 11:30 a.m., but on July 1 this will change to Tuesday and Fridays

Fairview – serves meals on Monday and Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Lambert – serves meals on Tuesday at noon

Savage – serves meals on Thursdays at noon

Meals on Wheels are prepared by the Sidney Health Center and delivered Monday – Friday in both Sidney and Fairview. Beginning July 1, Fairview's will change; they will be prepared by Homestyle Direct and shipped weekly to recipients homes.

An income based Commodity Supplemental Food Program is also available for eligible seniors.

Homemaker services:

Up to 2 hours per month of light housekeeping (vacuuming, bathroom cleaning/sanitizing, kitchen cleaning/sanitizing, etc.) is available to seniors throughout the county.

Foot care and blood pressure checks:

Foot care is available at the Sidney, Savage and Fairview centers.

Blood pressures are taken at each center monthly courtesy of the Richland County Health Department.

Exercise and Walk with ease classes:

RCCOA offers Arthritis Foundation Exercise classes and Walk with Ease classes to help seniors manage arthritis paid. They are currently searching for a new instructor so classes will resume when one is found.

Transportation Services & Daytrips:

The Richland County Transportation Service is available to everyone but one of its founding purposes was to provide mobility to seniors for shopping, social outings, medical appointments, etc. There are several daytrips planned this summer including the Fort Peck Theater "My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra" on July 17 and Fort Peck Theatre "Mary Poppins" on Aug. 14.

Card Games:

Sidney – Meets for card games every Thursday at 1pm

Fairview – The men get together for cards & coffee daily and women meet on Wednesdays after lunch.

Lambert – Is currently working on putting together a card group.

Savage – Meets for card games every Thursday morning

For more information about any of these programs, contact your local senior center or call the Richland County Commission on Aging at 406-433-3701.

 

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