Each month, many older adults in northeast Indiana must decide between purchasing food, filling prescriptions, or paying utilities or rent. Their limited income or retirement savings do not cover all their necessary living expenses. SeniorPak eases the decision for area senior citizens because they know they can count on SeniorPak and its 20+ pound bag of groceries every two weeks to supplement their food budget so they do not have to make those difficult decisions. SeniorPak ensures that homebound older adults over 60 years of age living on limited incomes maintain essential nutritional needs for good health.
Volunteers are the key ingredient to our SeniorPak program's success. Some sort and stock food, some bag the groceries, some deliver them to SeniorPak clients using their own vehicles and gasoline and some do all three. Families, retirees, church groups, and students all deliver to SeniorPak recipients. Their dedication to helping these seniors remain healthy and the companionship they provide is priceless.
To enroll a senior citizen in the SeniorPak program or for information on volunteering contact:
Heather Thelen, SeniorPak Coordinator
(260) 447-3696 Ext. 319