Special Programs

Homemaker Program

The Senior Center owns and operates its own Homemaker Program. We are the only Senior Center in the State with its own such program. This program is very important to homebound individuals, offering light housekeeping, grocery shopping, medicine pick-ups, errands, laundry, medicine distribution, respite and personal care. The main objective of this program is to allow seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible, by offering in-home assistance with chores they are no longer able to perform. About one half of this program’s revenue comes from United Way of Dickson County. We accept referrals from anyone, including the client. There is no charge for this service but donations are always welcome. This has been a very successful program for the past 18 years. For more information on this program please call Betty Williams, Director at (615)446-9350 or Margaret Kellermier, Homemaker supervisor at (615)446-9398.

Adult Day Care

The Dickson Senior Center began offering an Adult Day Program in March of 1999. This program allows families who care for their aging family members to continue on with their day to day lives and offers relief to the primary caregiver. This program is geared toward Alzheimer’s patients and other brain like dysfunctions, but not limited to this. Our Adult Day Program has a very structured schedule for the day including lots of arts and crafts, physical fitness, current affairs and field trips. Lunch and two snacks are provided each day. The fee for this service is based on the client’s income, fees range from $10 to $30 per day.

When someone brings a family member to our facility, we want them to leave feeling secure in the fact that they have left their loved one in a safe and loving environment. Openings are available. For more information please call Betty Williams, Director, or Joyce Horner, Daycare Manager, at (615)446-9350.

Commodity Program

The Senior Center participates in the Highland Rim Economic Corporation’s Commodity Program. Anyone attending the senior center and meeting the Highland Rim’s eligibility requirements may pick up commodities at the Senior Center. Commodities are delivered to individuals on our homebound programs.

Transportation

Transportation is available daily through the Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency Regional Transit System (MCHRA RTS), which is located at the Senior Center. If you’d like a ride call (615)446-4943 at least 24 hours in advance.

Nutrition Program

Meals on Wheels are available 5 days per week for homebound individuals, through the Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s Nutrition Program (located in the Senior Center). Frozen meals are available for individuals that live outside of the city limits. Congregate meals are served 4 days a week. Add-a-dish luncheon is offered each Tuesday. Lunch is served at 11:00. Gail Adams is the site Manager for Dickson. (615)740-7400.