74 SENIORS SERVED BY TAX LEVY FUNDS IN SIX MONTHS OF 2009
Seventy-four (74) seniors in Ray County received services provided by RCSSB through agencies receiving grants, July through December, 2009. These 74 seniors were assisted by the Senior Tax Levy Funds administered by the RCSS Board. Additional seniors were served through RCSSB assistance to the Ray County Fellowship Center at Eagleton Community Center.
The RCSS Board, established in September 2008 and organized the first few months of 2009, is proud of these first services provided under the senior tax levy. The Board's intent is to better serve seniors and help them remain independent and in their own homes. RCSSB has awarded additional funding for 2010 (see related information on this website).
Funded services to date include in home care from Four Seasons In Home Care and Integrity Home Care as well as meals through The Church of the Nazarene. Other services that were available were emergency response links through Phillips Lifeline, making homes more livable and accessible for handicapped seniors through ACCESS II, and underwriting some programming at the Ray County Fellowship Center..
Since no additional home-delivered meals are currently available in Ray County, the frozen meals provided through Angel Food Ministsries by RCSSB help seniors receive nutritious meals for each day of the month. RCSSB is attempting to meet the need for additional home delivered meals; however, volunteers are needed to enable this. Call RCSSB to volunteer (see contact information on this website).