Senior Community Day 2019

Article By:  Tancy Morris

Newsletter   |   Nov 04, 2019

The Congregate Meals Program (CMP) had it’s very first Senior Community Day at the Larue County Senior Citizen Center and it was a huge success! There was a big turn out and everyone seemed to have a great time. The seniors participated in a cake walk, won door prizes and enjoyed some free food. CMP plans to have more of these events in the other counties we serve.

Open enrollment started on October 1st, 2019 for the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). SHIP provides assistance with access in public and private benefits. Medicare, Medicaid, private and other public programs can be confusing to the average community member. SHIP volunteer counselors are here to provide one-on-one assistance. Counselors can assist in comparing supplemental insurances, understanding policies, and applying for assistance. Information and assistance in filling out prescription drug discount program applications is also available. SHIP counselors will be at your local senior centers during November providing assistance.

CMP has served 10,384 meals to 433 unduplicated participants from July 1, 2019-September 30, 2019. CMP has provided 1,414 nutrition education sessions to 281 unduplicated participants from July 1st, 2019-September 30th, 2019. CMP has provided 893 Bingocize sessions to 159 unduplicated participants from July 1st, 2019-September 30th, 2019.