HISTORY: Since 1978, Senior Connect has been providing hot meals daily to senior adults in our community. Senior Connect delivers meals to seniors who, for a variety of reasons, may be unable to meet their own nutritional needs. The agency also provides meals in a congregate setting at four Senior Centers and 4 nutrition sites throughout Kaufman and Navarro counties. Designed by a Registered Dietitian, each delivery consists of a hot, ready-to-eat meal. Meals for home delivery and congregate service in Terrell are prepared in the commercial kitchen in Terrell. Congregate and home delivered meals for the Crandall and Forney area are prepared in the commercial kitchen in Forney. All congregate and home delivered meals for Kaufman, Kemp, Mabank as well as all meals for Navarro County are prepared in Kaufman.
The meals offered by Senior Connect are partially reimbursable through federal and state funding, specifically the Older Americans’ Act Title IIIC and Texans Feeding Texans grant awards. Participants are invited to make a financial donation for the meal, which is important in maintaining the dignity and self-pride of the participant; however, it is not required.
To receive a home delivered meal, a case worker conducts an in-home assessment with the homebound senior. Each impairment in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living are quantified. Based on the State’s assessment form determining physical condition and need, these clients may become a part of a daily delivery route within days of in-home assessment.
Senior Connect also provides transportation for seniors to the senior centers, as well as to medical appointments through their contract with Star Transit.
During FY 2018 Senior Connect provided 40,713 meals in the Kaufman County congregate settings and 79,227 home delivered meals in Kaufman County. Additionally, 62,785 meals were delivered to the homes of Navarro County residents through Senior Connect, as well as 6,444 congregate meals.
AFFILIATIONS: Member of Meals on Wheels America and Meals on Wheels Texas
*The services of Senior Connect are funded in part by the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging through the Older American's Act.
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