Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House provides Services to Older Adults in these primary areas:
The Services to Older Adults Program provides homemaker services to over 400 elderly residents in East St. Louis, St. Clair and Madison counties each year. The homemakers provide cooking, cleaning and personal care to elderly persons 60 years of age and older who are blind, handicapped or disabled. In addition, the homemakers provide escort services to the doctor, grocery store or other important appointments. This service enables elderly residents to remain in their own homes near family and friends and often prevents unnecessary institutionalization. Serves more than 400 low-income elderly persons.
SEASONED CIRCLE CAFE/MEALS ON WHEELS
The Café and Meals on Wheels programs are designed for seniors who want to remain independent in their own home. Breakfast and Lunch are served each weekday at the Café giving the seniors not only a nutritious meal, but also a sense of community and belonging. Meals are delivered several times a week to seniors through the Meals on Wheels program. The Season ed Circle Cafe is apart of the the Congregate Meal Site Program which provides nutritionally balanced meals, nutrition education, and nutrition risk screening. Congregate Meals is an individually designed service which provides meals to waiver participants who cannot prepare or obtain nutritionally adequate meals for themselves, or when the provision of such meals will decrease the need for more costly supports to provide group meal preparation. These meals will assist the waiver participant to maintain a nutritious diet.