Mission: To provide & coordinate services to assist older adults with living independently. Programs include meals on wheels, congregate nutrition, caseworker services and information & assistance.
Programs: Meals on wheels - provides hot, nutritious meals monday through friday to homebound adults who are unable to prepare meals and who meet eligibility criteria. All meals are low fat/low salt and meet the one-third recommended dietary allowance for individuals 60 years of age and older. Meals are delivered by caring colunteers who enjoy a friendly visit with clients on a daily basis. Diabetic meals are also available. When necessary, the organization makes every effort to provide meals to eligible, at-risk adults who are disabled and homebound but may be under the age of 60.
the sammy williams center for active living (swc) acts as the congregate adults can participate in social, health and wellness, nutritional, recreational, educational and volunteer activities. Five days a week, a hot nutritious lunch is served to clients of the center. Transportation is provided through apple country transportation (part of western carolina community action), within specific geographic boundaries.
partnership for independent living - henderson county council on aging through a partnership with the local department of social services manages the services of trained caseworkers and a registered nurse to assist at- risk old adults with maintaining the ability to safely stay in their own homes. The caseworkers coordinate services within the community to help these senior citizens with their medical, housing, financial or nutritional needs.
The Council on Aging of Henderson County LOST about $80,000 in funding from the United Way because our 990 nonprofit tax form showed
about 30+% in administrative costs. We talked to our CPA and the IRS and
they both agreed we could accurately report the costs differently and there would be no problem. Our actual adminstrative costs are about 12%
We have filed amended 990 forms. our fundraising has enabled us to keep our meals on wheels program on track with no loss in service. Of course we can definitely use more contributions.
I KNEW MARJORIE KEIFFER THE DIRECTOR OF COA BACK IN THE 1980'S AND KEPT HEARING ABOUT ALL OF THE GOOD WORK THEY WERE DOING.WHEN I WAS ASKED TO BE ON THE BOARD IN THE 90'S I HAD TO SAY YES. THE MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM ITSELF DOES SO MUCH GOOD FOR PEOPLE JUST THE HUMAN CONTACT ONCE A DAY IS INVALUABLE TO THEM.THEY REALLY MAKE GOOD USE OF THEIR RESOURCES.PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING THEM. THIS WOULDBE A GOOD USE OF YOUR TIME AND /OR MONEY. WENDELL CAPES