Spalding County Senior Nutrition
Programs & Services
Home Delivered Meals
More than 9 million senior adults face the daily threat of going hungry. We as a community, have the power to help stop this growing epidemic. “Meals on Wheels” of Spalding County is a program that delivers nutritious meals to home-bound individuals who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals. Priority is given to disabled, chronically ill, homebound, and/or isolated older adults.
Volunteers and paid staff deliver daily meals to clients as well as provide social interaction for elderly homebound residents. The Meals on Wheels program offers needed support to help participants remain safe in his or her own home.
The meals served meet nutritional standards by incorporating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and providing a minimum of one-third of Dietary Reference Intakes.
This program is funded by the Federal Older Americans Act (OAA), the State General Revenue Fund, participant donation, and local funds.
How to receive Meals on Wheels
If you or someone you know is interested in receiving Meals on Wheels, contact your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-866-854-5652
Volunteering for Meals on Wheels is a great way to make a huge impact in a short amount of time! By delivering meals, you bring nutritious food and a friendly visit to 8 to 10 seniors and/or residents with disabilities in your community.
To make a donation to ensure the continued success of the Spalding County Meals on Wheels Program please click on this link.
The Meals on Wheel Program relies on volunteers. Thank you for considering to volunteer in this most important area of service.
RECREATION FOR ADULTS 50+
Spalding County offers a beautiful 27,000 square ft. Senior Center located at 885 Memorial Drive. This state of the art facility offers classrooms and amenities to include a Billiards Room, Fitness Room, Ceramics Classroom, Shuffleboard Room, Computer Lab, Card and Game Room, Conference Room, Quilting/Sewing Room, Art Room, a specially designed Aerobic Activity Room, Living Room and a large Banquet Hall. A wide variety of programming is available including Line Dancing, Zumba, Bingo, Travel Club, Card Games, Art Classes, Craft Classes, Tax Assistance, AARP Drivers Courses, Bowling outings, Fitness Classes, Crochet/Knitting Classes, Instructional Painting, Clay, Ceramics, T’ai Chi, Annual Special Events, and much more!
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday 8:00am TO 5:00pm; Tuesday 8:00am to 9:00pm; Wednesday 8:00am to 5:00pm; Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm; Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.
HOW DO I JOIN
Annual Membership to the Senior Center is open to adults age 50 and over. The fee is $35.00 per year for Spalding County residents and only $65 for out of county residents.
HOW DO I JOIN FOR FREE
If you are a “Silver Sneakers” member, membership is FREE! For this discount, simply register in person at the Senior Center with your “Silver Sneakers” card. Silver Sneakers is an insurance wellness benefit provided by many supplemental Insurance Companies. If you’re not sure if you have the wellness benefit, please inquire with your Insurance company to see if they offer it.
The Senior Games are coming!
WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE SENIOR CENTER?
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2019
|ON-GOING ACTIVITIES AT THE SENIOR CENTER|
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|ABOUT THE SENIOR CENTER|
885 Memorial Drive