The current Catawba Indian Nation Eldercare program is presently serving seniors from nearby towns of Edgemoore, Fort Mill, Lesslie, Rock Hill, and York, SC and surrounding counties. All of these towns are within a thirty mile radius of the Catawba Reservation. This program is available to any tribal member age 55 or older. Spouses may also attend.
Title VI funding helps to provide meal delivery services to homebound elders residing in York County. A well balanced home delivered meal is served five days a week to those elders unable to leave their home due to chronic illnesses. These services are provided through direct contact from Eldercare staff and/or volunteers.
Congregate meals are also provided to elders capable of attending the Senior Center programs. Tribal members and their spouses receive one meal a day Monday thru Friday. Nutritional Analysis of meals and menus are supplied to all seniors accepting these services.
These benefits help keep our Elders healthy and prevent the need for more costly medical interventions. Besides meals, services include nutrition screening, education, and nutrition assessment and counseling is provided.
Along with giving nutritional services, caregiver support, and supportive services the program promotes socialization of our older tribal members. A wide variety of activities promote physical well-being, learning experiences, and individual creativity.
The Catawba Eldercare Program is much more than providing a nutritious meal and activities. It’s about listening to our seniors, understanding their likes and needs. It’s about respecting their dignity and uniqueness. It’s about getting to know them personally and understanding their history. It’s about appreciating an individual who may not be fast or strong anymore but whose spirit is still young at heart.
Vivian Garland, Director
328-2208 or email@example.com