Engaging and showing compassion for our senior community is what our dedicated and passionate volunteers strive to do every day. Through our Senior Companion Program, volunteers provide seniors one-on-one interaction, building friendships as a result. It’s no surprise that 95 percent of our clients and their families reported feeling less lonely and received more social support and social ties since joining the program.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, best known as RSVP, continues to be a lifeline to many non-profit organizations, public agencies and faith-based group, all of which rely on the support of volunteers to meet the rising demand for services. Concentrated in the Hardin and Nelson County communities, RSVP volunteers roll up their sleeves week after week to give back to their communities.
Through our Congregate Meals Program, we are focused on providing hot, nutritious meals to senior citizens throughout the Lincoln Trail District and Meade County. This past fiscal year, more than 44,000 meals were served to 621 participants at our Senior Centers.
Through this pilot project, qualified senior citizens may receive meal vouchers to a local restaurant. Vouchers are distributed on the last Friday of each month to seniors age 60 and older in Meade County only. Vouchers can be redeemed for qualifying meals offering a low sodium, low cholesterol, diabetic and heart healthy diet.
Qualified seniors and individuals can take advantage of the many resources offered at any one of our 11 Senior Centers located throughout the Lincoln Trail District. Participants can not only sit down for a hot, nutritious meal, but also engage in nutrition education classes, exercise activities and interact with their peers.
Senior citizens age 60 and older may take advantage of any one of our pre-set transportation routes provided by the Central Kentucky Community Action Transportation System (CKCATS). Routes are available in Breckinridge, Grayson, Larue, Marion, Nelson and Washington counties. Whether it’s visiting one of our Senior Centers, going to a doctor’s appointment or just going to the grocery, CKCATS can help get you there.