KCEOC Community Action Partnership received a much needed donation dedicated to the operations of the Knox County Senior Citizen Center from the Knox County Fiscal Court. The impact of this gift will be felt by the many senior citizens that receive services provided by the center and is greatly appreciated- Thank you!
For many homebound seniors this center is a lifeline to the outside world, many depend on the center to meet their basic needs such as receiving home delivered meals, receiving personal care, and transportation. For those able to come into the center it offers a sense of community and belonging, a place to congregate and share a meal with peers, a place for learning and wellbeing. The center provides meals 224 days out of the year and would like to expand services but funding limitations prevent this.
Last year the Knox County Senior Center served provided:
*5,064 Congregate Meals
*4,612 Home Delivered Meals
*2,261 Hours of Homemaking Services
*396 Hours of Personal Care Services
*147 Hours of Chore Services
*306 Hours of Nutrition Education
*82 Hours of Health Promotion
*371 Units of Transportation
*41 Units of Telephone Reassurance
The Knox County Senior Center is vital to the health and support of local senior citizens. Yet, there is a continual need for additional funding. Each month the reimbursement rates are about $2,500 less than what is needed to operate the center and provide services. Paul Dole, President/CEO stated “We would like to see more businesses, organizations, groups and individuals decide to get involved to help the elder population, with community support we can maintain the services and look to serving more seniors in the community.”
For more information about donating to the Senior Center or other projects contact Jessi Montgomery, Director of Development at 606-546-3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org