Every weekday, excluding holidays,
lunch is served at the center at 11:30AM. Lunch is provided with a suggested donation of $2 per day to qualifying
individuals. To qualify, you must:
Senior Center participants that
are not eligible for meals may bring their lunch, pay the full cost of the meal or secure a sponsor to pay the full cost of
Center provides home delivered meals in Lumpkin County through a network of volunteers. In order to be a recipient of
the "Meals on Wheels" program, you must:
Disabled means having
a disability declared so by the Social Security Administration. If the person
is not receiving benefits, they are not legally disabled.
Persons who are disabled may still not be able to receive a meal if funding
is not available. Those 60+ and those with lower incomes and greatest social
and economic need receive priority in receiving meals.
Clients have a choice of hot or frozen meals. The
frozen meals come in boxes of five (5) meals. These meals can be eaten either at the noon hour or for supper.
Boxes of soup, crackers, juice and cookies called Stables are
distributed during the winter months in case of inclement weather. Clients will need to keep Stables for those
days that meals cannot be delivered.
**Steps to Receiving Homemaking & Home Delivered
1. A Legacy Link Inc Client Referral Form must be filled
out completely. This form may be obtained from the Senior Center or from Legacy Link, Inc.
2. When form is returned to Legacy Link Inc, it is evaluated
and the potential client will receive a telephone call from a care coordinator. At this time the CC will set up an appointment
3. When assessment is completed the CC will contact the
Senior Center to verify that services may begin. At this time the Senior Center will either start services or the
client will be put on a waiting list.
4. The Senior Center will contact clients when services
are going to start. Clients will receive a Cllient Notification when meals are delivered for the first time.
Home Delivered Meal assessments will be completed by Senior
Center staff. The first assessment will be made three months after service begins. Assessments thereafter
will take place every six months, as long as quality service has been obtained by the client. Visits
will be scheduled more frequently if clients health is failing.
Once a month, the county extension office sends a Nutrition expert
to share information and answer questions concerning nutrition issues.
Once a quarter, commodities (food
supplies) are provided by the Ninth District to eligible participants based on monthly income.
These are delivered to the center and distributed to center and HDM participants.
Each participant must sign for these commodities when received.
The Senior Center programs receive money to
operate from federal, state and local sources, but participant contributions are very important to be able to provide and
continue services. When participants first begin the meals program, they are
asked about monthly income. They then are given a suggested contribution amount
based upon their income. Some people have high medical expenses or other bills
that make it hard to contribute a certain amount of money each month. If participants
absolutely cannot contribute, they should speak to the Director. They may be
able to suggest other programs that can be of assistance.
Everyone can give something. When participants make a contribution, that money allows us to continue to serve meals throughout the year
and also helps us to provide others with meals.
There is a contribution box on
the information table for participants to place contributions. No one needs to
know what is given. Remember, every time a $1 is given, it buys another meal
the center can provide.
Each Person is Provided an Opportunity to Voluntarily Contribute to the Cost
of Each Service
The following information may be
helpful when you make a contribution:
Home Delivered Hot Meal
Congregate Hot Meal = $2.50
Home Delivered Frozen Meal = $2.75
Contributions are used to increase the number of meals served, or to otherwise
support the program, including nutrition education, outreach, and access (transportation) to the nutrition program.
Ideally, if a participant
is going to be out of town for an extended time (a week or more), it is suggested that the center be told a week ahead of
time so that meals will not be ordered for that participant. Please keep in mind
that meals are ordered a week in advance. If you are a usual participant and
know that you will not be at the center for awhile, please let the Director know.
Home Delivered meal participants must also let the center know at least 24 hours in advance when they will not be home
to receive meals.