UW Sunday Column 3-9-14: Karen Schainker from Senior Services

Karen SchainkerKaren Schainker: Neighbors down the street — Senior Services of Central Illinois

Do you know a senior who could use a hot, home-delivered meal, a friendly game of pool or bingo or a ride to a doctor appointment?

These are just a few of the many services Senior Services of Central Illinois provides to older adults and their families in our communities.

The area we serve encompasses 2,340 square miles and a population of approximately 40,000 people 65 and older. Add in families of seniors plus those “younger” seniors 50-plus and you can bump that population asking for services up by several thousand.

Our staff visits many homes every day and see about every type of situation an older adult might have to endure or be subjected to due to the aging process. And then there are those seniors who just…

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