Mission: Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for young and old by providing appetizing and nutritious meals as well as support services for seniors which enable them to maintain their independence and dignity.
Programs: Title iii, cii - home-delivered meals 124,957 nutritious meals were delivered to 381 housebound seniors. Meals were prepared daily in the agency's kitchen. Clients received two meals daily (mon-fri) and shelf-stable meals were made available for pending storms as well as holidays. Meals met the dietary requirements for persons 55 and older. Information on nutrition was delivered to clients every two weeks by the volunteer meal drivers who also serve as the "eyes and ears" of the agency. Over 365 volunteers delivered meals throughout the year, also serving as friendly visitors. Title iii, c1- congregate meals, continued on schedule o title iii, ci - congregate meals 181 seniors received 18,927 hot, nutritious noonday meals at four convenient locations throughout the county. Socialization, nutrition education, health and wellness presentations, chair aerobics and a variety of other activities were conducted, all of which help the elderly maintain a healthy lifestyle, and decrease loneliness and isolation from the larger community. Title iiie-g - grandparents raising grandchildren 1,410 transportation trips to community resources were provided to 6 eligible caregivers who are raising children under 18 years of age, or disabled family members.
other local services 445,442 day-care meals were provided to children through contracts with public and private child daycares. 35,376 meals were provided to seniors through private contracts. Catering was also provided for special events to public and private entities.
title iiib - social services 15,956 door-to-door transportation trips were provided to 238 seniors. Trips included medical appointments, grocery shopping, essential errands, and congregate dining. 1,590 hours of screening and assessment to determine program eligibility and prioritize those in most need were provided to 773 seniors. 790 hours of homemaking were provided to 26 frail, homebound seniors. 288 hours of chore service including home repairs, wheel chair ramps, installation of grab bars, and heavy yard projects were provided to 50 seniors.
home weatherization 36 homes of low-income county residents were weatherized through a contract with the department of economic opportunity,state of florida. Weatherization services included replacement of windows, insulation, energy-saving appliances, heat/air, and various other measures designed to reduce monthly energy bills.