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Senior Services

The Senior Services Division promotes and encourages independence and self-sufficiency among the elderly population in the City of Jackson through multifaceted direct and indirect components in the areas of meal service, nutrition education, safety, recreation, transportation, information/referral outreach services, special programs, employment opportunities, etc. through multi-purpose senior citizens community centers.

All qualifying individuals aged 60 years or older living within the city limits of Jackson are eligible for select programs and services.

Programs

  • Special Programs - The division offers several special activities and programs that promote socialization and community involvement. Health screenings, health-themed months and weeks, pageants, and fashion shows are aimed at encouraging older persons to enjoy active lifestyles and promoting awareness of current issues in health and nutrition.
  • Special Transportation Program - The Special Transportation Program provides elderly and disabled individuals with transit mobility that promotes independence (i.e. errands, shopping, and medical appointments).
  • Recreational Programs -  Diversified recreational activities are offered to meet the needs and interests of older persons (i.e. aerobics, ceramics, art, table games, sewing/quilting, field trips, line dancing, pool, cultural events, etc.).
  • Senior Employment Program - The Senior Employment Program provides subsidized employment and training to persons aged 55 years and older.
  • Information/Referral/Outreach - The Senior Services Division, in collaboration with many private and public agencies, provides older persons with a link to agencies and existing services.
  • Senior Advocacy Services (SAS) - Senior Advocacy Services is a resource and assistance service for seniors which serves as the focal point for problem resolution.
  • Congregate Meal Service - The Congregate Meal Service provides persons aged 60 years and older with a well-balanced meal Monday through Friday in a congregate setting.
  • Home Delivered Meal Service - The Home Delivered Meal Service provides a well-balanced, nutritional meal, Monday through Friday, to incapacitated home-bound persons aged 60 years and older.

 


Connie C. Taylor, Ph.D.
Manager
Email 

1000 Metrocenter Drive
Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39209

Ph: 601-960-0335
Fx: 601-960-2223

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.