Evidence Based information and activities on a variety of health-related subjects are made available through the Health and Wellness Program. This service encourages seniors to improve their physical and mental health. It supplies information on topics and events that are offered to the community. These activities are combined with those programs regularly offered in senior community service centers or scheduled in other locations, depending on the interests of a particular community. Videos and printed materials on health subjects are also available for loan to senior citizen groups and community organizations.
One of the most important services provided by the centers is a noontime meal. Nutritious, hot meals are served on all days that the centers are in operation. In order to reserve a meal at any of the centers, a reservation must be made by 1:00 P.M, at least one day before the date the meal is desired. Consumers who are 60 or older and their spouses, regardless of age, are given the opportunity to make a suggested donation of $3.00 toward the cost of the meal. Guests under the age of 60 are also welcomed to receive a meal at any center for a cost of $6.50. Donations given for meals are used to offset the total cost for the center meal service. All the meals served at the centers meet Federal and State dietary guidelines. The menus are planned by the Agency’s certified dietary manager and the contracted registered dietitian. To see the current menu please follow this link
Health and Wellness Evidence Based Programing e.g., Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Geri-Fit, Tai Chi for Arthritis.
Education with presentations on health, insurance issues, fire safety, legal affairs, Nutrition and Dietary education and crime prevention which are regularly offered by local experts from the community.
Health Screenings: Free blood pressure screening is offered each month in centers. Twice a year, free blood cholesterol and sugar screenings are sponsored through area hospitals. Other health screenings scheduled periodically include evaluations of lung functioning, eyesight and hearing. Flu shots are given by trained medical staff annually.
Regular FREE activities including the use of Exercise Equipment and Exercise Programs geared towards the older adult, Computer classes, Art/Sewing, Fishing Classes, cards, dancing, shopping trips, and bingo, just to name a few.
The Community Action Partnership for Somerset County/Tableland Services provides round trip transportation to and from a consumer’s home. Transportation is also provided for visits to other Senior Community Centers located in another part of the county. Vehicles are able to accommodate individuals who use wheelchairs. Reservations for transportation to any center must be made, according to the established procedures for the Somerset County Transportation System. Please call Community Action Partnership for Somerset County/Tableland Services, Inc. at (814) 445-9628 or 1-800-452-0241.