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The Senior Services Department is dedicated to providing a full scope of services to the diverse older adult population. For the active senior, choices include exotic trips abroad, challenging classes, Men’s Club, Tai Chi and Yoga, one can find a "home away from home" to attend on a regular basis or pick and choose from a vast array of classes, programs, health fairs, meals and other services.
those with specific needs, the professional Social Service Department
is available to assist or refer to community services. An extensive
Senior Transportation Network includes grocery shopping, daily
transportation to the
is an important activity at the
Activities include trips, lectures, volunteer activities, weekly luncheons, discussion groups, social events, exercise groups, cards and games, movies, etc. Members help formulate programs and direct activities under the guidance of professional staff. Other activities include Center Stage Chorus, a troupe of senior citizens who perform at the
Throughout the year, joint programs are held with elementary, middle and high school students. The highlight of the year is the intergenerational "Sharing" Conference held annually in the spring creating a link between Seniors and
A light lunch is served weekdays, except for Wednesday when a nutritious hot lunch is served. Sign-ups are required. Call 678-9350
The Care Club
An adult day services program, provides a therapeutic and recreational environment where physically challenged older adults participate in a program that is designed to meet individual needs under the supervision of a professional staff. The service has been expanded to include "Project 50" serving disabled adults from the age of 50.
The program includes: therapy, crafts, seated rehabilitative exercise, social work, transportation, lunch, entertainment, discussion session/current events, group games and other activities. Transportation is available. Eligibility is open to frail older adults, without severe psychological or behavioral disabilities, who are able to be transported. Applicants must be accompanied by an aide where appropriate. To apply, contact the Special Services Coordinator, at the
Door-to-Door service for medical, non-emergency needs is available to eligible seniors. Eligibility is determined in an interview with one of the social service staff members. Seniors must be
Provided to activities sponsored or cosponsored by Senior Services. Group trips originate at designated pick up spots only. Eligibility is membership in the sponsoring group.
A bus is available to seniors every Tuesday for Grocery Shopping. For participants of the Care Club and other eligible seniors, transportation in a wheel chair accessible van is available.
Social Work Services
can receive assistance at the
Case managers offer assistance to seniors with Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps, HEAP (fuel rebate) and other benefit programs.
Information and Referral
Social work services are available in the home to seniors recently discharged from a hospital, permanently homebound and to those caring for these individuals.
Friendly Visitors/Homebound Services Lifeline Emergency Response
System Senior Help Line -
A Social Worker is available for supportive, confidential counseling, to help older persons and their families cope with emotional and personal problems.
Students Helping Older People (S.H.O.P.)
Matches student volunteers with homebound senior citizens.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)
Provides education and prevention programs to alert elderly residents to the problems related to prescription drug misuse and alcohol abuse.
Complete health screenings annually: anemia and diabetic testing, blood pressure, glaucoma, hearing, nutritional counseling, and mammography. Free flu shots are also given annually.
Friends of Senior Services, Inc. (FOSSI)
Sandel Senior Center
50 South Park Avenue
FOSSI is an organization committed to raising funds for senior programs. As a not-for-profit corporation, FOSSI can solicit private donations that are tax deductible. Monies raised by FOSSI help to expand the services of the center and develop new programs that benefit all the seniors of