Senior Programs & Services
The Senior Resource Department provides a number of programs that help provide basic services for older adults in our community. These programs are based out of the Friendship Center. Information for each program is available below or at the front desk. Check back often as new programs are made available regularly.
Daily Congregate Meals
For adults who enjoy sharing meal time, we offer a congregate meal at the center daily. The meals are prepared by qualified culinary professionals. On occasion, the meal site manager adds a special surprise. Lunches are served daily 11:30 am. If seniors do not make a reservation, and they wish to have a lunch, they can go on stand-by. Meals will be provided for stand-by seniors based on supply of extra meals.
Reservation Phone Line (call the business day before to reserve).
Meals on Wheels
For our adults in the community that can no longer get out, live alone, are unable to prepare meals for various reasons including temporary such as recovering from a surgery, we offer home bound meals. The Meals on Wheels program provides a nutritious hot meal daily (Monday through Friday) to homebound seniors. Meals can be delivered on a continuous basis or temporarily.
The Friendship Center works closely with surrounding businesses, organizations, and individuals that specialize in services relating to the older adult. Informational or educational seminars focusing on topics such as: Medicare Part "D", the conversion of televisions from analog to digital, managing diabetes, and a variety of special interest topics, helps to keep older adults up to date on ever changing issues.
Information & Referral
The Center is the link between many programs offered through different organizations and businesses. If a particular service or program is not offered directly through the center, we are happy to give you information as to where you might obtain it.
An attorney visits the center once a month. Generally, he performs simple legal services such as drawing up a will. There is a 15 minute free consultation which may help determine exactly what is needed, or if you need specialized advice.
AARP Tax Preparation
This program is offered free to anyone in the community who wishes to have their taxes prepared free of charge. This site is a E-file site only. Appointments are only made in the month of November for Members of the Friendship Center only otherwise walk ins will be accepted February 1st through April 15th. Generally, the tax return service offered through AARP is for simple returns.
Those individuals with lengthy returns, many rental properties or investments are encourage to have a CPA or professional firm complete their returns. The site manager has discretion over what returns they are willing and able to complete. There is no age or income requirement to use this service.
Tax return preparers are only on site during the day the center offers the service so any tax question regarding a return must be taken by a staff person, and returned by a preparer at their convenience.
Alterations are offered through the center by an accomplished seamstress. No appointment are necessary; walk-ins are welcome. We offer reasonable rates.
Massages are offered through the center at $48 per hour, or $24 per half hour. The massage therapist is also willing to do facials. If you wish to have a facial you must specify that in advance so the massage therapist brings the necessary supplies. Many different massages are available including deep tissue, and Swedish relaxation massage.
Massages are scheduled every Tuesday and advance appointment is necessary. Massages have been recognized by the medical community to help with a variety of physical ailments. A nice way to treat yourself, or a great gift for the older adults in your life.
The Center provides services such as:
- Glasses repair
- Medicare/Medicaid assistance
- Senior rider assistance program