Senior Centers Services
There is at least one Senior Center in every county in the BRADD. At the centers older persons can become acquainted with each other and learn about services available in the community.
- Congregate Meals are served at senior centers to eligible individuals over 60 years of age and their spouse or disabled individuals living in non-institutional households who accompany persons eligible for congregate meals. Meals are served five days weekly at lunch time.
- Home Delivered Meals are served to eligible individuals who are over the age of 60 years and their spouse, and disabled individual living in non-institutional households with an eligible consumer at their place of residence.
* The meals shall provide one-third (1/3) of the dietary reference intakes (DRI), meet the requirements of the most recent Dietary Guidelines for American’s, and have been approved by a licensed dietitian or certified nutritionist.
Other services offered by senior centers include the following:
Transportation, Public Education, Nutrition Education, Telephone Reassurance, Information and Assistance, Outreach and Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Programs.
For assistance call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 270-782-9223 or 1-800-395-7654.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Services
The Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman program provides assistance and advocates for residents of nursing homes, family care homes, and personal care homes. The ombudsman regularly visits long-term care facilities to monitor care and conditions. The ombudsman receives, investigates, and works to resolve complaints regarding long-term care facilities as well as provides information and education to the general public.
Services are available to any resident of a long-term care facility, their family or friends, or a concerned member of the community. Anyone with questions or who would like to report a concern regarding a long-term care facility can contact their local ombudsman.
There is no cost for Ombudsman services.
Currently, the provider of Ombudsman Services is Kentucky Legal Aid. Persons needing to speak with an Ombudsman should contact:
Lynda Love, District Ombudsman
270-842-7587 or Toll Free: 1-800-355-7580