RURAL FOCUS COMMUNITY AID
The RURAL FOCUS AID programs and services are divided into 2 areas: Wellness and Independence and Congregate Community Meals Program.
The daily congregate meals program offers nutritious lunches for the Community and includes breakfast and Lunch Through the congregate lunch program, participants receive 1/3 of their daily nutritional requirement, an important component for well-being that benefits those who are at-risk nutritionally. For some, lunch is the only meal of the day. Furthermore, the meal program offsets the effects of isolation for people who live alone, promotes social interaction, provides opportunities for establishing friendships, and is often an entry point into other senior center programs.
Why it is important to fund this now?
Unfortunately, funding for Community Programs continues to be a low priority for many foundations and corporations. The RURAL FOCUS AID provides vital services that assists some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens and helps them maintain their self-sufficiency. Funding the RURAL FOCUS AID, ensures that these essential programs and services continue to be available to the “greatest generation.”
How impact and results will be demonstrated To measure success
staff compares program participation levels against yearly objectives and against previous year’s levels. Annually members are polled through a customer satisfaction survey, and feedback is solicited from the individuals we serve.