Special Programs

In Home Services

The Senior Center owns and operates its own In Home Services 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. We accept referrals from anyone, including the client. This has been a very successful program for the past 20 years. For more information on this program please call Betty Williams, Director at (615)446-9350 or Sue Moran, In Home Supervisor at (615)446-9350.

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 individuals who are unable to spend their day time hours alone. Our Adult Day Program is staffed by experienced and caring employees and has a very structured schedule for the day including arts and crafts, physical fitness, karaoke, story time. Etc. Lunch and two snacks are provided each day. The fee for this service is based on the client’s income. Grants are available through the Alzheimer’s Association to help with the costs. TN Care and insurance payments are accepted from those that are eligible.

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.

Transportation

Transportation is available daily through our Taxi Pilot Program; we have requirements that must be met. You must be at least 60 years of age and complete a participant form for service; service is free for up to 10 miles outside the city limits. If you would like more information regarding this program please call 446-9350.

Nutrition Program

The Dickson Senior Center has its own meal program; we serve lunch Monday through Thursday at 11:00, to go orders are available by calling 446-9350. We have a menu that is posted by Friday for the following week at the center, our meals are all prepared at the center daily and are $3.00 which included a choice of sweet tea or unsweet tea or water and you can add a dessert for $1.00 more. We will not turn anyone away if they unable to pay us. If you would be interested in sponsoring meals for those that can’t afford it, please contact us for further information. If you would like a weekly menu emailed to you, please email tammylburk@hotmail.com.

Adopted Grandparents Program

Every year we team up with Dickson Elementary School and host an annual adopted grandparent program. The program usually runs the entire school year and we meet monthly at our center and once a year we go over to the school to attend a party for Dr. Seuss day. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please contact us for further details.