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Outreach: Initial personal contact to identify potential clients and inform the elderly of existing services.

Information and Assistance: Providing current information to clients about services and resources available in the community including the name; address; phone number; and a contact person for the organization.

Congregate Meals: Providing nutritionally balanced meals in a group setting five days weekly at both senior centers. A minimum of one third of the R.D.A. is met.

Recreation: Activities such as supervised exercise classes, trips, crafts, games, and speakers on various health subjects, home safety, legal issues, Social Security, etc. on a regular basis.

Medicaid Enrollment: Assist in filing applications for seniors.
Utility Assistance: Help with the payment of utility bills up to three times a year. Funding provided by Entergy & COA.

Material Aid: Lending health aides such as wheelchairs, walkers, etc. Also providing or coordinating in the distribution of fans, blankets, smoke detectors, etc. on a basis of need.

Med Alert: Provides Emergency Response Systems to the elderly.
Wellness: Activities designed to provide services, which support and/or improve the mental/physical well-being of seniors-Health Screening /Exercise.

Home Delivered Meals: Seven Balanced meals are delivered weekly to eligible homebound seniors.

Transportation: Providing transportation for the elderly to Senior Centers, congregate meal sites, medical appointments, grocery stores, and other social service agencies within Ascension Parish.

Telephoning: Contacting individuals by phone on a reoccurring basis to provide support, comfort, and determine physical status.

Homemaker: Provides light housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation to homebound and frail elderly.

Personal Care Attendant: Provides non-medical in home service to frail seniors, needing help bathing, dressing changing bed linens, running errands, and shopping.

Family Caregiver Support: Provides services for family caregivers of persons 60 years or older and for older individuals caring for persons with developmental disabilities.

SHIIP: Senior Health Insurance Information Program. Provides objective, confidential counseling to seniors with problems/questions with Medicare, Medicaid, and Long Term Care Insurance. Also provides info regarding Medicare claims and appeals process.

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