Council on Aging
912 W. Pryor Street
Athens, AL 35611
Emily Sandlin, Director
The Limestone County Aging Program utilizes available resources to empower older adults to enhance their independence, personal satisfaction, vitality, and the ability to enrich the quality of life for themselves and others.
Athens-Limestone County Senior Center offers a variety of health, educational, and recreational activities such as arts and crafts, exercise program and games.
Services provided through the Council on Aging for people 60 or older include:
TRANSPORTATION is available Monday through Friday to nutrition centers, medical appointments, grocery shopping, and for personal business. A specially equipped vehicle is available for those in wheelchairs.
IN - HOME SERVICES available to homebound older adults include light housekeeping, shopping assistance, meal preparations and laundry.
MEALS - ON - WHEELS volunteers deliver nutritious lunches Monday through Friday to qualified homebound persons.
NUTRITION CENTERSthroughout the county provide opportunities for socialization, education, and recreation, and serves noon meals Monday through Friday.
SENIOR RX/PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM is available for seniors who need assistance with prescription drug bills. Seniors must meet income guidelines.
SHIPInsurance Counseling-for Medicare and Medicaid
HEALTH PROMOTION activities include routine health screenings, education on all aspects of health and wellness, exercises on Senior Center equipment, health fairs, and in-home health screening by visiting nurses.
LEGAL ASSISTANCE, for matters such as consumer or credit and billing problems, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, S.S.I., housing, and wills are provided by an attorney on staff with the TARCOG Area Agency on Aging.
THE ATHENS-LIMESTONE FOUNDATION FOR AGING was incorporated in 1986 for the purpose of supporting the Limestone County Council on Aging in meeting the needs of Limestone County's older residents. The foundation sponsors the Poke Sallet Revival, which is held in March of each year. Funds from the Poke Sallet Revival are used for necessary local aging program.
Demand for services always exceeds the resources available for meeting the needs. The Foundation welcomes and encourages donations, honorariums, and memorials from individuals, church groups, civic organizations, business and industries. All gifts are tax-deductible and will be gratefully acknowledged.
There are many needs, which can be met by VOLUNTEERS sharing of their time.
Assistant Director: Jennifer W. Reece
Nutrition Site Manager, Regina Emerson
Nutrition Site Manager:
Nutrition Site Manager:Jan Miller
Nutrition Site Manager: Shirley Yarbrough
Nutrition Site Manager: Johnny Smith
Activity Site Manager: Shirley Mitchell
Activity Site Manager: Rhonda Long
Clerk and Van-Driver: Pat Andrews
SeniorX/SHIP: Lauri King
Programs Coordinator: Delores Thompson
Homemaker: Brenda Bridgeforth
Homemaker: Wanda Mann
Van Driver: Gelia McWhirter
Van Driver: Minnie Evans
Van Driver: Linda Reding
Van Driver: Connie Moore
Van Driver: Felica Powers
Emily Sandlin, Director
Jennifer Reece, Assistant Director
From I-65 take exit 351 at traffic light turn (left) going west on US Hwy 72, 1.9 miles, turn right at traffic light going north on Jefferson St., 1.2 miles, turn left on Pryor St. going West 0.4 miles the Council on Aging on the right.
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