For too many people, growing older means giving up the self-sufficient lifestyle they have always enjoyed. One of the recipients of this year’s Delaware County Community Foundation’s Home Health grants, Senior Community Services (SCS), is working to change that.
Senior Community Services works with community partners and donors to help older people remain healthy, active and independent through four nationally accredited senior centers and programs in the home and community.
Based in Folsom and founded in 1977, SCS programs reach more than 16,000 people each year. These programs include care management, health insurance counseling, education, senior centers, transportation, chore assistance, home visits, caregiver support and more.
The DCCF grant has specifically been used to support the organization’s “Home Delivered Meal Program.” This program brings hot meals to the homes of frail, low-income elderly people who have no other means for proper nutrition. More than 155,000 meals were prepared at five kitchens last year.
“Good health begins with good nutrition. Without our meal delivery program, hundreds of seniors in our community would not have the nourishment they need,” said Arthur Weisfeld, SCS Executive Director. “We are thrilled that DCCF has once again chosen to make us one of the recipients of its Home Health Grants. We truly appreciate their support – and so do the seniors we serve.”