The Neal Senior Center is now operating on the following schedule:
Monday-Thursday-8:00am until 5:00pm
Friday-8:00am until 1:00pm
We are closed Saturday and Sunday.
The Council on Aging provides a place for adults age 55 and older to easily access information and services as well as to meet to socialize and enjoy participating in programs and special seasonal events.
*Housing: Provides management, development and service coordination for seniors in our housing program. The COA owns and manages 37 subsidized units and 48 units in partnership with the Lions Club for a total of 85 units. We have 36 units of affordable housing adjacent to Neal Center.
*Nutrition: Coordinates and delivery of over 200 individual meals per day at three congregate meal sites and through Meals on Wheels.
*Outreach and Assistance: Provides home repairs, respite, in home services, emergency assistance, nutritional supplies, incontinent supplies, food pantry and other services to older adults. Staff and a coordinated system of volunteers provide these services which allow the elderly to live healthier and more safely in their homes reducing numbers prematurely placed in long-term care.
* Rentals: The Senior Center is proud to offer individuals and organizations the opportunity to rent our facility for an event. Space is available for numerous events including weddings, seminars and dances. For additional information concerning our facility or to schedule an appointment with the Building Rental Coordinator, please call 704-482-3488. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM.
Services Spotlight-Telephone Reassurance
Do you, or someone you know, live alone and have little contact with people? If the answer is yes, the Council on Aging/Telephone Reassurance Program might be right for you. This program is especially for seniors age 60 and better that would like for someone to make phone contact with them Monday through Friday. On these days, a volunteer will call to make sure you are up and okay. If the volunteer does not get an answer, they will notify a contact person who will come check on you. If you are interested in this program or being a volunteer to make calls with this program, please call Kathy Cobb at 704.482.3488.
When: Second Tuesday of Every Month (except Holidays) Time: 11:30AM
Cost: No Charge
After the death or divorce of a spouse, one deals not only with personal bereavement, but also with new dilemmas in almost every aspect of life.
Employment, financial and legal affairs, housing arrangements, and even meal preparation are all situations that present new challenges for both the men and women.
In handling these altered circumstances, many people around the country are finding an important source of support and guidance in voluntary support programs, which put them in touch with others who have themselves, experienced similar situations.
The Cleveland County Council on Aging/Senior Center has a Ladies Support Group for 55 years of age or older. These groups provide a variety of programs that deal with such topics as caring for your car, depression, cooking for one, self-protection and health information. It is a great way to learn new stuff and socialize with people in your community.
Coping with life after the death or divorce of a loved one becomes even more difficult as one realizes and deals with unfamiliar activities and loneliness. We welcome you to come and experience the camaraderie with this wonderful group of ladies. They meet monthly for educational, social and recreation events. The Ladies Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center at 11:30 for lunch and a program.
For further information please call Kathy Cobb at the Senior Center at 704-482-3488
Sign up: February, May, August, & November Distribution: March, June, September, & December
Commodity Registration: August 12th-14th, 2014
When: Open Monday-Friday(except holidays)
Cost: $1.00 each day-Free to Members of the Senior Center Instructor: Dub Peeler is available each Monday by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the Senior Center at 704.482.3488.
Available on Wednesday's at 10AM by Appointment Only Attorney: Mr. J.A. West
When: Call ahead for appointment Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM
Cost: Free to Senior Members
Notary: Mary Hamrick or Teresia Ladd