Taos, NM 87571
Title III services include congregate meals, home-delivered meals, transportation, information and assistance, health, recreation, home visiting, outreach, and legal advocacy.
Congregate hot meals are provided to senior citizens five days a week, Monday thru Friday at the Sam Cordova Center, Chamisal; The Amalia Community Center, Amalia; the Questa Senior Center, Questa; and the Phil Lovato Senior Center in Taos. The meals are prepared at each center individully, using the same menu which meets the Required Daily Allowance for persons 60 years of age and older. The Ancianos board has estabilished a policy of a volunteer donation of $1.00 per meal. This project income is used to increase the number of meals and match state dollars.
HOME DELIVERED MEALS:
Meals-on-Wheels are provided to frail homebound at-risk elderly after an in-home assesment is done by project staff and also at the request of the client's physician , indicating that this person is not able to attend the senior center. The same menu and donation is used to provide this service. Meals are delivered to the homes of the at-risk elderly vis preject staff.
Project vans are used to transport the majority of elderly to and from their homes, to the senior centers, shopping, doctor, banks, post and access to other services.
INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE:
Ancianos Senior Centers are located in Taos, Amalia, Questa, and Chamisal. Ancianos staff have been trained to access all services to elderly in Taos County, as well as Social Security. Some of the assistance includes assistance to aquire food stamps, low-income housing, mental health services, legal services, entitlement benefits.
Outreach efforts are done via radio, newspaper, and public service announcements. It is also done via word of mouth.
Activities such as health promotion, sewing, weaving, art classes, line dancing schools, pool clinics, and trips provide the seniors with the opportunity to socialize.
Ancianos works closely with the Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Project which provides pro-bono services to elderly in accessing reguarding different legal issues.
The Senior Companion Program and Foster
Grandparent Program function through ajoint advisory council which provides
guidance to the Project Director and assures that the goals and objectives
of both programs are met.