Senior Services Plus Inc.
Legal Applicant: Senior Services Plus, Inc.
Mission: To provide opportunities and resources to individuals as they age.
Vision for the future: "Everyone Aging Successfully"
Senior Services Plus, Inc. is the leader in aging for Southern Illinois. Senior Services Plus, Inc. is a non-profit (501c) agency established to help enrich the lives of older adults through programs and services that encourage independent living including Transportation, Meals on Wheels, Congregate Meals, Home Healthcare, an affordable wellness program, Medicare assistance, energey assistance and much more .
Senior Services Plus, Inc. serves Madison, Jersey, Macoupin, and St. Clair counties in Illinois.
The focus of this project would be to recruit and place RSVP volunteers in a variety of community settings and utilize their diverse cultural, life experiences and educational backgrounds for volunteer's efforts to support community. RSVP volunteers will assist and support community initiatives for literacy, health and wellness, senior companionship, Meals On Wheels as well as emergency and disaster preparedness. The potential community partners will be identified by the RSVP Coordination and Advisory Committee as well as accept referrals from the senior social service and United Way agency network. The community partners that are selected for this project will be based on their mission and agency vision that complements the community building focus of the RSVP program. The RSVP volunteers will participate in activities that have a direct impact on CNCS's focus areas and can be measured through the performance measurements and objectives identified in the work plan. SSP will utilize our 39 years of experience and background of program implementation in senior services and as a Foster Grandparent program provider to develop supports of our RSVP senior volunteers at the community sites where they participate. These supports will be identified and implemented as part of the memorandum of understanding with SSP and Community partners.
Organizations we have ties to and will partner with in RSVP include women's shelters, children's halfway homes, homeless agencies, unemployment and training offices, drug and/or alcohol rehab centers, Head Start, and latch-key programs. Schools, libraries, hospitals, community colleges, senior centers, employment centers, and centers for the disabled and many more. The people walking through the doors here at Senior Services Plus, Inc. on a daily basis have immediate exposure to materials that will promote the programs offered at the computer centers. In addition, our marketing will focus on placing our informational brochures, fliers, and resources at all of the unemployment offices, offices that work with those on food stamps, churches, free or reduced-fee health clinics, the food pantries, and any other entities that might be frequented by people who might benefit from having access to broadband technology and the programs that will be offered to them. Clients already using any of our senior centers will be directed to other centers, if those centers offer programs that are aligned with those clients' needs. The program will implement "coaches" who will act as a liaison between the various entities and the clients to monitor program availability and client progress so as to make recommendations about adjustments that might be needed to our programs.
Senior Services Plus (SSP) is the leader in Aging in Madison and Jersey Counties. We operate the following program that will be leveraged to benefit RSVP volunteers and clients.
MEALS ON WHEELS:
SSP delivers over 600 meals per day in 22 townships to help end senior hunger for home bound seniors. Home-bound seniors, regardless of age, qualify if approved by the Visiting Nurses Association. People under the age of 60 and disabled who would like to participate in the Meals-On-Wheels Program may be eligible based on a Departmen