MONROE CITY SENIOR NUTRITION CENTER

ANNUAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018

July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

During Fiscal Year 2018, a total of 60,869 meals were served. Volunteers delivered 29,907 meals, traveling a combined total over 276 miles five days a week, to homebound elderly and handicapped persons aged 18-59 to parts of Monroe, Marion and Ralls counties. Hot congregate and home delivered meals are served in Monroe City six days a week in Monroe City and five days a week in Palmyra; a total of 30,962 congregate meals were served in FY’ 18.

 

Over 351 home-visits were completed to homebound residents in Monroe City, Perry, Center, Palmyra, Philadelphia, Rensselaer, Indian Creek and the surrounding rural areas between these towns.

 

The Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center expanded its in-home services. They currently serve the elderly in Marion, Monroe and Ralls counties. A total of 76 unduplicated elderly clients were provided 4,552 hours of personal care, homemaker chore and respite services.

 

Assisted 2,423 persons with outreach, I & A, Home Injury Control Education, Nutrition Education, Medication Management Education, Public Education, Elder Abuse, Home Injury Control Education, Legal Assistance, Public Education, CLAIM and Affordable Care Act in the North east Missouri Region.

 

Over 140 unduplicated volunteers provided 8,521 hours of volunteer service.

 

Approximately 475 newsletters were distributed monthly throughout Monroe City, Perry, Palmyra, Rensselaer, Indian Creek, Philadelphia, Hunnewell, Stoutsville and Center.

 

Over 120 personal Get Well, Sympathy or Thinking of You cards were sent to participants of the Monroe City and Palmyra Nutrition Centers.

 

32 Health Clinics were held throughout the year at the Monroe City and Palmyra sites. Approximately 95 flu shots were administered at the Monroe City and Palmyra Nutrition Centers.

 

Eighteen seniors participate in the exercise classes at the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center. Chair exercises are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays and Yoga is held twice a week at the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center.

 

A program on Fire Prevention and a fire drill is held annually at the Monroe City and Palmyra Senior Centers.

 

The Monroe City and Palmyra Nutrition Centers participate in their local community events. Some of which include 4th of July & Christmas Parade, and Christmas is Caring. This year the Monroe City had 11 volunteers walk in the Independence Day parade. They dressed as Super Heroes, shot water guns, handed out literature and advertised that seniors are “Never Too Old to Play”.

 

For Older American’s month, the Monroe City Senior Center set up a photo booth for participants to experience. A game of Family Feud was also played with four separate teams participating.

 

Because of reduced federal funding, the staff of the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center implemented a “Pie in the Face” contest showing we are willing to do whatever it takes. The fundraiser generated $631.00 for the meal programs.

 

Christmas activities included a daily Countdown to Christmas drawing, Wear and Ugly Christmas Sweater Day and Breakfast with Santa.

 

Trained nutrition center staff provided tax assistance during February and March to seniors and handicapped adults in Monroe, Marion and Ralls. A total of $20,078 was brought back to 45 of our local seniors through the circuit breaker program.

 

Trained V.I.T.A. staff assisted individuals with Federal and State tax returns.

Staff at the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center searched the State’s Unclaimed Funds database and help seniors find unclaimed funds.

 

Six trained CLAIM personnel assist seniors and handicapped adults with Medicare, Social Security, Missouri Healthnet, Missouri RX and SNAP applications.

Continually updated our Facebook page and Website so loved ones can keep up with their parent’s activities.

The Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center began a 10 minute weekly radio segment called “Senior Moments”. This live aired talk back radio show reaches over 3,000 individuals in Northeast Missouri with current senior issues.

We partnered with the Marion, Monroe and Ralls County Fairs by accepting home cured hams as a fundraising project.

 

Hosted six exchange students from China for a one day volunteer work experience.

 

The Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center coordinated two 7 day trips during Fiscal Year ’18. In September we took 42 people to Colorado and in April a total of 36 people visited Washington, D.C.

 

Local children from Holy Rosary School entertained Monroe City Senior Nutrition with songs during holiday season.

 

The Monroe City and Palmyra Nutrition Center’s held its Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners serving a total 1,782 meals on those days.

 

Completed the 10th Annual Adopt-A-Senior Program and collected enough funds to give a total 244 meals to low income seniors.

 

Honored our staff of volunteers during the 10th Annual Lucille Hays Volunteer Banquet with a sit down dinner, special awards and door prizes. This year’s theme was Hearts; “Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have the heart!”