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Phone: 865.354.0450

 

 

SENIOR CENTER NEWS

 

 

Mid-East Community Action Agency

P.O. Box 790

Kingston, TN  37763

 

Roane and Loudon                                                                                                                   865-354-0450

         Counties                                                                                                                          865-986-7162

                                                                                                                                                 865-590-7093(Fax)

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Senior Nutrition Program Needs Your Support

  

The Mid-East Community Action Agency has been delivering nutritionally balanced meals to the isolated, frail, and elderly for over three decades in Roane and Loudon counties. But the skyrocketing cost of food, fuel, and stagnant budgets is placing these seniors in a perilous situation.

 

The Senior Nutrition program is trying to maintain current service levels.  Presently, seniors receive four hot and one shelf-stable meal per week.  More importantly than the nutrition received from these meals is the weekly “well-check” visits that are provided by delivery staff and volunteers Oftentimes, this is the only contact with the community these homebound individuals receive.  Senior attending congregate meal sites receive much needed socialization from contact with friends and staff members.

 

Your support is crucial.  Consider making a donation to the Senior Nutrition program. Any amount is not too small and is utilized to purchase much needed food for the program. Your church group or civic organization may discuss “adopting” a senior for a period of several months or a year. Senior Nutrition staff can discuss these options with you. All donations will remain confidential unless otherwise noted.

 

The time is now. Please help the Senior Nutrition program continue to provide hot, nutritionally balanced meals and a connection to the community to those in need. 

 

Donations to the Senior Nutrition Program can be mailed to MECAA, P.O. Box 790, Kingston, TN  37763.  Please note “Senior Nutrition” in the memo line. 

 

            For more information, please contact Senior Services Director at 865-354-0450 ext. 228

 

 

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Mid-East Community Action Agency joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season

 

 

Subaru Share the Love Event ® helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to our Seniors

Mid-East Community Action Agency is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners for the ninth year running. Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer's choice of participating charity.

 

"It is a true testament to the value of Meals on Wheels and the strength of our nationwide network that Subaru of America and its customers choose to give back to this vital service year after year," said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. "Since its inception, Share the Love has helped deliver more than 1.4 million meals to seniors served by Meals on Wheels. It is our hope that this year’s event ensures that even more seniors receive the nourishment they need to continue living independently at home."

 

This year, for the first time throughout the life of the program, there will be no cap on the total donation from Subaru of America to its Share the Love charitable partners. By the end of this year's event, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $90 million donated since the creation of Share the Love.

 

By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Event and selecting Meals on Wheels America as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors right here in Roane and Loudon Counties.

 

For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove   

 

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Mid-East Community Action Agency Receives Grant for Senior Transportation

 

Mid-East Community Action Agency is pleased to announce it has received a $2,560.00 grant from the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund, a donor fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETD).  These funds will support Round About Roane.

 

Round About Roane provides volunteer-assisted, senior-friendly, door-through-door transportation for essential trips within Roane County. 

 

“Transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping is a critical need for the seniors of Roane County.  The CNS Y-12 grant award will allow Round About Roane to continue to provide this much needed service,” said Amber Jacks, Senior Services Director at Mid-East Community Action Agency. 

 

Round About Roane is still in its infancy, with the first ride taking place on February 1, 2016.  To date Round About Roane has 10 riders, 6 trained volunteer drivers, and has completed 15 trips with 37 location stops, 260 miles, and 59 volunteer hours completed. 

 

Round About Roane is always recruiting riders and volunteer drivers.  Contact Mid-East Community Action Agency at 865-354-0450 for rider eligibility and volunteer opportunities.

 

The link to the East Tennessee Foundation is  http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org

 

 

 

For those of you that may shop at Kroger and have not assigned an agency/organization for the Kroger Community Rewards Program to your shopping card, will you please consider assigning Mid-East Community Action Agency to your card. MECAA will receive funds quarterly for the Meals on Wheels program to further feed the seniors in our communities through your purchases at Kroger.

 

The process looks complicated, but it actually takes only minutes to complete.

The Mid-East Community Action Agency NPO number is 74362.

 

TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
 

  • Simply encourage your members to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com

  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.

  • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they

              are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

  • Click on Sign In/Register

  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.

  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store,

              entering your email address  and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions

  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

  • Update or confirm your information.

  • Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.

  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.

  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).

  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to

              get your Kroger Plus card number.

  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their

              registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

 

 Sincerely,

Senior Services Director

Mid-East Community Action Agency

 

 

 

 

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Did You Know?

·         1 in 7 Seniors is threatened by hunger

 

·         In 2011, 65% of food insecure seniors were below the age of 69. (Think Baby boomers!)

 

·         Tennessee has the 5th highest rate of hunger risk among seniors in the nation

 

 

    

 

 

Senior Nutrition – Meals on Wheels

 

According to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Program Participants conducted for the U.S. Administration on Aging:

 

  • 85% of clients say Meals On Wheels helps them eat healthier
  • 87% say Meals On Wheels helps improve their health
  • 91% say Meals On Wheels helps them feel more secure
  • 93% say Meals On Wheels means they can continue to live in their own home
  • 91% rate Meals On Wheels service as good to excellent 

   

How Can You Help?

  

  • Make a donation today to the Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Nutrition Program
  • $     80.00 feeds 1 senior for 1 month
  • $   240.00 feeds 1 senior for 3 months
  • $   960.00 feeds 1 senior for 1 year

 

ü Volunteer to deliver or serve meals in your community

 

Please send your donation to:  Mid-East Community Action Agency

                                                            P.O. Box 790

                                                            Kingston, TN  37763

                                                            Memo line notation:  Senior Nutrition

 

 

All donations are tax deductible.  Thank you!

                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Senior Programs

 

Congregate Meals are provided in a Cafe Style setting. A nutritious meal is provided Monday thru Friday. (Excludes Wednesday's & Holidays) 

Home Delivered Meals provides home bound clients with a nutritious meal Monday thru Friday. Eligibility is determined by assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

Office On Aging provides outreach, information, assistance and referral on a variety of aging issues.

  

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Senior Centers promote socialization, health and well being, continued learning opportunities, and volunteering. Participants also enjoy activities and services including physical fitness programs, recreational outings.

 

 

 



 

Mid-East Community Action Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, and employment. 

 

 

 


Mid- East Community Action Agency
Central Administrative Office
P.O. Box 790
315 East Race Street
Kingston TN 37763
Phone: (865) 248-8661
Fax: (865) 248-8664
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 1:00pm

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