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.
- 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.
- 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.