Central Texas Senior Ministry Overview
Programs: We provide 183,392 lunches per year to homebound senior adults. Our central kitchen currently caters meals to three of the six counties in this region. The Meals on Wheels program also provides a nutritional supplement program of Ensure Plus. The second service offered by CTSM is the Senior Center program, offering a place for active older adults to go for social interation and nutritious lunches. CTSM operates 25 senior centers in three counties, serving 2,455 unduplicated clients, serving 69,673 hot lunches to them. The centers are also the distribution point for homebound meals in the rural areas. CTSM's third service is a multifaceted transportation system. This service provides transportation for the elderly to medical facilites, senior centers, grocery stores and social service agencies. Transportation to the regional kidney dialysis centers has become a large part of this program. We also provide public tranport for anyone over 18 and below 60 on a fee basis in collaboration with the Heart of Texas Rural Public Transportation System for Falls, Hill and McLennan Counties. The third facet of transportation is a collaborative agreement with the Department of Human Services to provide transportation for Medicaid clients in three counties. CTSM's transit program provided 63,645 trips in 2004.
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