Elderly Program Services
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has been providing services to elderly clients over the age of 60 for more than 40 years. Programs are designed to improve the quality of life for the elderly and to help them maintain an independent life style for as long as possible.
Volunteers Needed At All Sites: Various jobs available. Assist with boxing up meals for home delivery; lead varied activities such as crafts, bingo, education and health promotion; home meal delivery; making phone calls to seniors to help ease their isolation and make sure they are doing okay. Please call your local senior center below to find out how you can help!
Funding has been provided in the form of grants from the Title III program which was created from the Older Americans Act. Multi-Purpose operates three senior centers that are a resource for the rural communities we serve. The primary purpose of the senior center is to enhance the quality of life for older adults. The centers support the seniors in their efforts to keep active and preserve their independence by promoting wellness, personal fulfillment and self-esteem. We do this by offering a variety of services to seniors.
- Senior Center locations and hours of operation:
|Location Name and Address||Contact Information||Days/ Hours of Operation|
|Bullitt County Senior Activities Center
214 Frank E. Simon
Shepherdsville KY 40165
502-543-3455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.|
|Shelby County Senior Activities Center
207 Washington Street
Shelbyville KY 40065
|Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.|
|Spencer County Senior Activities Center
44 Creekside Drive
Taylorsville KY 40071
|Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
- Each Center offers a nutritious and hot luncheon meal on open days.
- Clients that are evaluated and found to be unable to prepare a hot meal for themselves can receive a hot home delivered meal. The meal is packaged at the senior center and delivered by a volunteer.
- Staff members advocate for seniors in a variety of venues to secure their rights or benefits. Advocacy can take the form of resolving an issue one on one or speaking to legislators about issues that affect seniors.
- Counseling services are offered to seniors. Often a professional counselor is scheduled to visit the center and present various topics of interest. Staff is available to listen with a sympathetic ear and recommend a professional counselor when needed.
- Education programs are offered both formal and informal. Topics presented may include nutrition, crime, accident prevention, computer skills, arts & crafts, and personal enrichment. Education programs are designed to increase knowledge, experience and skills for seniors.
- Programs to improve or maintain the health and wellbeing of older persons are available. Services may include health screening, individual, and group exercise. Health promotion activities are scheduled throughout the year.
- Staff has extensive knowledge of their communities. They are often asked to share information on other services offered. Site managers have a large database of resources and can give seniors a contact person and phone number.
- Staff contacts seniors within the community to assess their needs and to encourage them to use services that are available to them. Many of the contacts are one on one. Occasionally the agency will set up a booth at a health fair, church function, senior day at the grocery store or places where seniors may gather.
- Multi-Purpose has a dedicated group of volunteers that provide friendly visiting services. They visit seniors who have difficulty leaving their home and have little family in the area. The volunteers spend time with the seniors on a regular basis. Many of the volunteers and seniors develop friendships from these visits/
- Another group of volunteers regularly schedule phone calls with seniors. The volunteer and the senior agree on a predetermined time to talk each week. It allows much needed socialization for seniors and offers the reassurance that someone will be checking on them regularly.
- Transportation is offered to seniors through Louisville WHEELS to the senior centers for meals and activities.
These programs are funded, in part, under a contract with KIPDA through the Department for Aging and Independent Living with funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.