The Wendell Senior Center is here to help meet the needs of the community. The facility is available for special needs such as rentals for funerals, luncheons, family gatherings, etc. We also provide service designed to meet the needs of senior citizens. Lunches on Mondays and Fridays are made to meet dietary needs for seniors – which means they are balanced meals and are well prepared, but participation is not limited to only senior citizens. Anyone is invited to join the group for the lunch meals. Non-seniors, are asked, however, to pay $6 for their meal. Senior citizens are asked to make a voluntary donation of any amount with $4 as a suggestion.
An additional meal service provided for the community is a breakfast every third Saturday of each month. Breakfast is served between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This is a fund raising event for the center. Adults are asked to contribute $5 for their breakfast with children under 12 years of age contributing $3. As a special attraction, the Smith Family Entertainers, provide a variety of songs and music for your enjoyment.
Check the calendar at this website for additional information regarding activities and services that are scheduled.
Federal funding has been reduced. The solution lies in community awareness and support sincewW we are serving more individuals with less money. Citizens can help by contacting their state and federal senators and representatives. Our federal representatives and senators need to bolster funding for the Older American Act of 1965 to keep pace with the increase of senior citizens in our population. Every Senior Center in our area is struggling to keep up with the demand for services with less funding.
PRIVATE PAY HOME DELIVERY PROGRAM
The Wendell Senior Center is seeking information regarding individuals who are unable to come to the center, who may not be able to prepare their own meals and need meals delivered to their home. The “Private Pay Program” is not regulated or subsidized by government directives but is simply a program for providing meals to individuals who are in need. The program is set up by an agreement between the center and the individual where the center will provide a hot meal on the days when regular lunches are served at the center. The individual arranges for a neighbor, friend or family member to come to the center, pick up and pay for the meal (or meals). Frozen meals may also be ordered and picked up so that food is available on days when the center does not serve a hot meal. (Hot meals are normally served at noon on Mondays and Fridays of each week.) The price for hot or frozen meals is $6.00. The price includes the cost of containers and the state sales tax.
Persons needing this service do not necessarily need to be permanently disabled or meet certain age limit requirements. Temporary circumstances such as recovery from medical treatments may also qualify an individual for this service.
We are presently trying to assess the community need for this service. Persons who need or know someone who may need this type service are asked to contact the Wendell Senior Center at “firstname.lastname@example.org” with their contact information. The Center will contact them to discuss the need and make the arrangements.
NEW COMMUNITY MONTHLY EVENT
The Wendell Senior Center is now offering a special community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. This is a fund raising event for the Senior Center. The charge for the breakfast is $5.00 for persons over 12 years and $3.00 for children under 12 years of age.
Meats served for these breakfasts are Falls Brand products donated or provided by the Independent Meat Company of Twin Falls, Idaho. Other food items are donated or provided by Simerly’s Grocery of Wendell, Idaho. Our thanks for the generous support from Independent Meat and Simerly’s.
This is a community event to which all members of the Wendell and surrounding communities are invited!