The Older Americans Act (OAA) was established in 1965 as the primary vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and nutritional services to seniors and caregivers in the U.S.A.
DOCServices provides these services to individuals age 60 and older, residing in Delaware, Ottawa, and Craig counties.
Services provided through the OAA Program
Congregate meal sites: These are locations in the counties that seniors may come to and enjoy the company of other seniors from within their community. These sites offer a number of daily activities from arts and crafts to trips across the county to special locations, health screenings, and a general good time. A lunch is offered that meets 1/3 of the DRI’s for seniors.
Home delivered meals: We offer home delivered meals for those who cannot get out of their home and come to the congregate locations. To be considered for this service you must have a state assessment completed by our outreach worker and meet minimum requirements. These meals are available on a limited bases and have a waiting list. The meal is the same as provided at the congregate site.
Homemaker services: We offer on a limited bases homemaker services in all three counties. This service is for those who cannot help themselves and primarily for those who live alone, due to the limited funding. We provide basic cleaning services under this program.
Transportation: Through a contract with Pelivan we offer transportation to and from the nutrition sites for lunch and some trips to the doctors are available on a limited bases.
Nutritional Education: Our registered dietician provides nutritional information monthly for both the congregate and home delivered meals, she visits each site monthly and speaks with any member that wishes to have nutritional counseling and is available via phone to any home bound client.
Outreach: Our outreach worker consults with and advises clients how to find services that are available to help them, in the area that they live. She offers information and assistance that older people need and cannot find.