|Jun 01, 2011 --
Outline Of Need:
As the senior population increases yearly, the Senior Center of Macon saw an increasing need for nutritious meals to be provided to the older residents, as well as handicapped accessibility to the Center.
How Rural Development Helped:
USDA Rural Development (RD) was able to fund a Community Facilities (CF) grant and a direct loan. Additionally, the State of Missouri through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program will provide a grant towards the total cost of the project.
The determination and fortitude of the Board of Directors resulted in the funding for a new 4,500 square foot senior nutrition center. “The CDBG and RD financial assistance means a lot to the community and the Senior Center of Macon as the Center will have an accessible facility to provide services to the seniors and meet the needs of the community, said John Richard Jones, the Senior Center of Macon Board President”.
Thanks to dedicated people anxious to improve the quality of life in their hometown, senior residents will enjoy fun, fellowship, and a delicious lunch in one place. Home delivered meals will be provided for those who cannot make the trip to the Center.
A community room will be a welcome addition and will be handicapped accessible, improving the well-being of older adults by responding to their diverse needs and interests. Hot meals, good conversation and caring interaction will be on the menu each day at the Senior Center of Macon.