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 over thirty centers located throughout the county. One major program of SCS is the Congregate Meal Program which provides over 220,000 delicious, nutritious hot meals to over 5,000 seniors at the area senior centers throughout the year. Also, opportunities for active volunteer involvement in community service are afforded in over 100 non-profit organizations as well as in senior centers through the RSVP program. Over 2,100 volunteers donate over 230,000 hours of service annually to the community. Listed below are the programs and services that address the nutritional, physical, health, informational / educational, and social needs of the seniors facing aging and isolation. The goal is to empower seniors to age in place.
Congregate Meal Program
Hot delicious meals served daily in a home-away-from home environment
Network of over 30 senior centers offering services and activities
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Volunteers 55 and older involved in community service
Matter of Balance Program
An eight-week, fall-prevention program that instructs older adults on avoiding falls, maintaining balance and staying healthy
Texas Healthy Lifestyles
A six-week, diabetes self-management program that helps older adults to improve health through personal planning and choices
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.
Center based physical fitness and wellness program
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.
Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County
United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County
National Council on Aging