For those 60 years and older, there is handicapped van transportation, mobile meals, frozen meals for emergencies or weekends, homemaker services, as well as numerous activities.
KCSS provides seniors with hot, home delivered meals, known as “Meals on Wheels.” The meals are nutritious and are made to accommodate seniors dietary needs. Meals are available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
KCSS also offers seniors frozen meals that may be kept for weekends, holidays or emergency events where delivery may not be possible. For more information on mobile meals contact Carol at 574-267-2012.
For seniors who wish to venture away from home, the Senior Activities Center serves a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The meals are free, however, a small donation may be given to help the nutrition site.
In addition to meals, the KCSS also offers seniors with the opportunity to receive transportation within the county. Transportation is also provided and is even offered to citizens under 60 who have Medicaid and need to utilize this service for medical appointments only.
KCSS is the only agency that provides handicapped-accessible van transportation to all of Kosciusko County. All vans utilized for transportation have wheelchair lifts. Rides can be scheduled by calling KCSS at 574-267-2012.
In order to assure that your transportation needs are met, KCSS does request four to five day advanced notification. Transportation appointment priorities are given to clients who require medical or nutritional services. For those needing assistance, drivers do offer aid entering and exiting the vehicle. A donation of $3 is requested to help offset transportation costs.
For senior entertainment opportunities, KCSS also offers numerous activities and events. Events include Coffee Club meetings, holiday get-togethers, bingo, chair aerobics and day trips (beginning in March).
The Senior Activity Center offers seniors a comprehensive newsletter filled with monthly event calendars that they may receive through mail or e-mail. To sign up to receive the SAC Newsletter call 574-268-2132 or visit www.kosciuskoseniorservices.org.