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Meals rolled out this week
Houston County Courier

By Lynda Jones
Managing Editor

The DETCOG Area Agency of Aging had 400 boxed meals delivered to Houston County this week for Meals on Wheels clients. Holly Anderson, director of the Area Agency on Aging, said Wednesday that her staff, along with some of the regular Meals on Wheels drivers, delivered the meals. Anderson obtained a waiver from the state to use funds already allocated for the Service Center for Older Americans of Houston County meals in order to purchase these “emergency” rations. Anderson and her staff were in Crockett Tuesday and Wednesday to begin a monitoring visit to the senior citizens center in Crockett. The center announced its temporary closure last week. The Area Agency on Aging will be delivering meals similar to those delivered this week until June 30. Anderson said the monitoring visit includes meeting the clients who receive the meals. She said her staff identified needs for additional support for some of the clients visited Tuesday, such as wheel chair ramps and microwaves. She said her office is working to provide the additional help these senior citizens need. During the visit, she and her staff are also looking at the center’s financial records, client records and billing records, actual logs and sign-in sheets, its operational procedures, board minutes, compliance issues, etc. “We want to see what it is we need to do to help them get in compliance and up and running again,” Anderson said.

 

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