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Published By Bruce Gropper on May 18, 2020

Programs for seniors are designed to serve older adults, seniors with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities. These programs also allow older adults to social interact, be part of a community, and develop close relationships.

Programs & Services

There are many resources available to seniors. Senior programs are designed to assist and support aging adults. Here are 5 Federal/Non-federal-local senior programs.

Feeding South Florida

Feeding South Florida is the largest food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Their purpose is to help low-income senior adults who are confined to their homes because of the inability to move around, to drive or to travel by themselves.

They are known for their dedication to providing support and food to those in need.

How Does Feeding South Florida Help?

Feeding South Florida has created 3 elderly nutrition programs to assist every underprivileged senior. Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Senior Food Boxes and Home Delivery Program.

These successful programs for seniors focus on providing proper nutrition to low-income seniors. Their mission is to ensure every senior citizen receives adequate nutrition to avoid any health problems.

The food boxes are designed to provide a variety of nutritious and delicious food, In order to secure a better quality of life for the elderly.

Meals on Wheels

Meal on wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to homebound aging adults.

This program has been serving the growing number of homebound seniors in Palm Beach County who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. This initiative is supported by the contributions of the community.

How Does Meal on Wheels Help?

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches offers nutritious meals to eligible seniors, delivered five days a week by volunteers. Their services are specifically for seniors with disabilities, chronic diseases, or any other impediment that does not allow them to go to a food shop and prepare their own meals.

Volunteers of America

This non-profit organization was founded 125 years ago. Their commitment to promote health and independence in seniors has helped millions of aging adults in need.

Their mission is to inspire seniors to be active and healthy through a host of support activities.

They are considered as one of the nation's largest nonprofit senior services providers due to their presence in every state of the country and eldercare expertise.

How Do Volunteers of America Help?

They provide support services for seniors such as adult day services, affordable housing for seniors, aging options, senior center and meal programs.

They plan and design low and moderate-income level housing for the elderly, veterans, and their families. Also, they have many supporting activities and programs that improve a senior’s quality of life.

Brain Bus presented by Alzheimer’s Association

This program was created to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and other dementias from any computer, tablet, or smartphone connected to the internet. Their focus is to support and inform seniors and their families about this condition through live education programs. Their main goal leads the way toward ending Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

This initiative is led by certified dementia experts and addresses the benefits of early detection, early diagnosis, brain health, risk reduction, diagnosis, and the latest advancements in Alzheimer's research.

How Does Brain Bus Help?

Brain bus offers informative online sessions about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. You can learn about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, healthy living tips, and news about the latest discoveries of this condition. Programs are free and available in English and Spanish.

Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

This program is funded by the Food and Nutrition Service. Their mission is to reduce hunger by helping low-income seniors access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education.

How Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) helps

The Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is designed to provide seniors with affordable access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, and herbs. Nutrition programs are administered at the state and local levels. Here you can search for your local farmer’s market option available.

Senior Centers

Senior centers provide resources, support, activities and many other initiatives in order to promote a good quality of life in seniors. There are thousands of centers around the country, their main focus is to encourage aging citizens to stay healthy, active, and independent.

Usually, at a senior center, there are many daily activities and special events like dance classes, crafts, birthdays, holiday events, gym classes that stimulate seniors to be more social, and self-sufficient.

Other Ways to Help Your Senior Loved Ones

Caring for an aging adult can be difficult and frightening. That's why programs and other initiatives are often created in order to promote a better quality of life in seniors and their caregivers.

The Right Care Right at Home

In some cases, the use of professional care can be helpful when taking care of an aging loved one. Right at Home Palm Beach, FL offers in-home care and assistance services for seniors or disabled with the trust and responsiveness that you are looking for in a home care provider.

Our professional caregivers provide specialized care services in Palm Beach and surrounding areas including Admiral’s Cove, BallenIsles, Frenchman’s Creek, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lost Tree, Mirasol, North Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Gardens.

For more information please contact Right At Home at (561) 440-2273

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