Connecting seniors to friends, fun, and food
Senior centers encourage a healthy lifestyle by providing hot, nutritious meals, recreation and exercise opportunities, and many other activities. All 38 senior centers are open Monday through Friday for anyone 60 or older (plus spouses of any age). Contributions are encouraged from senior participants, with a suggested minimum of $1.25. Senior center health and wellness programs aim to serve seniors with the most significant economic or social needs, so there is no income limit for eligibility.
Help With Applying for Food Assistance
TARCOG helps with the Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project for food assistance, a major outreach effort to reach people facing barriers to participating in the Food Assistance Program. Many seniors have challenges to applying for food assistance, including transportation, mobility, and disability. This outreach program is designed to make the Food Assistance Program more efficient and improve program administration to better ensure delivery of assistance benefits to eligible households.
To be eligible for the Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project, all household members must be age 60 or older and have no earned income.