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{Senior Citizens Services of Greater Tarrant County}

1400 Circle Drive
Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76119
(817) 413-4949

Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of programs and services that enable senior adults to live independently with dignity. Founded in 1967 with one senior center on Hemphill Street, the agency has grown to thirty (30) centers located throughout the county. One of the major programs of SCS is the Congregate Meal Program which has provided 235,500 delicious, nutritious hot meals to 6,000 seniors at the area senior centers throughout the year.

Opportunities for active volunteer involvement in community service are afforded in 150 non-profit organizations through the RSVP program, as well as in the senior centers. The 2,348 volunteers have donated 262,363 hours of service to the community. Listed below are the programs and services that address the nutritional, physical, informational/educational, and social needs of the seniors facing aging and isolation.

PROGRAMS
Congregate Meal Program - hot delicious meals served daily in a home-away-from home environment

Senior Centers - network of 30 senior centers offering services and activities

 

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program - volunteers 55 and older involved in community service

 

Seniors and Volunteers for Childhood Immunization - program to counsel parents and grandparents of newborns regarding the importance of immunization and to enroll them in an immunization reminder program.

 

Texercise - center based physical fitness and wellness program

 

Benefits Counseling - information and assistance regarding public benefits and health insurance

 

Matter of Balance - fall prevention training for older adults to prevent falls and reduce injuries due to falls 

 

Neighbor Helping Neighbor help socially isolated seniors 60 and older.

 

Volunteers and professionals are involved in providing a variety of services: transportation, minor home repairs, shopping assistance, wheelchair ramps, safety equipment, yard maintenance, food bank pickup, household chores, visits by phone and in person, information and referral, and meals.

For more information visit www.scstc.org.





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