SENIORS CARE NETWORK
Meeting Schedule: May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, 2017
Program Coordinator: Erica Head (Franklin's Promise Coalition), 850-653-3930
Collaborators: Area Agency on Aging/Liberty County Senior Services, Capital Area Community Action Agency, First Baptist Church of Eastpoint, Carrabelle Food Pantry/First United Methodist Church, UF/IFAS. FAMU/IFAS, Florida Department of Health, FarmShare, America's Second Harvest, Ramp it Up, Franklin County Transportation and the Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County.
The Seniors Care Network is a group of agencies, volunteers and nonprofits who have unified resources to support senior citizens in Franklin County. After a survey of who and how seniors are provided services, it became apparent that no one entity could provide all of the services needed across the county. The need to collaborate and maximize resources became the focus for the Coalition and the Seniors Care Network was formed. Focus areas for the group are, access to food, transportation, housing, social activities, and services which assist seniors to remain as independent as possible.
Franklin County Senior Service Resource Inventory
Current Clients Served
Area Agency on Aging/Liberty County (Delivered Meals)
Area Agency on Aging/Liberty County (Home Services)
Area Agency on Aging/Liberty County (Congregate Meals)
Area Agency on Aging/Liberty County (Utility Assistance)
Capital Area Community Action (Utility Assistance)
Carrabelle Food Pantry (Supplemental Food)
Carrabelle Senior Center (Prepared Food)
Eastpoint Food Pantry (Supplemental Food)
Franklin's Promise Coalition (Delivered Food)
Franklin's Promise Coalition (Prepared Food)
Franklin's Promise Coalition (Supplemental Food)
Franklin's Promise Coalition (Holiday Outreach)
Franklin's Promise Coalition (Home Repairs)
Franklin's Promise Coalition (Utility Assistance)
Ramp It Up (Wheelchair Ramps/Repairs)
Franklin County Transportation
APALACHICOLA SENIOR CENTER
The Coalition partners with the City of Apalachicola and H'Cola (Hillside Coalition of Laborers for Apalachicola) to provide hot prepared lunches for seniors (Monday through Friday, served at 11:30 am) and scheduled activities (please check the Activities and Events tab). The Center is located at 203 Dr, Frederick Humphries Blvd, Apalachicola and is open from 11 am to 2 pm Monday - Friday).
SENIOR'S COMMUNITY GARDEN
IN 2012, Weems Arts in Medicine (now FPC Arts in Wellness), Shands Arts in Medicine/UF and the City of Apalachicola combined efforts to establish a community garden specifically for senior citizens with standing height and wheel chair accessible planting beds. The seniors have contributed to a beautiful mosaic and art to enhance the garden. Vegetables and flowers are grown seasonally for the seniors lunch meals.
SENIOR'S FOOD HOME DELIVERY
The Franklin County Food Pantry partners with the Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County to deliver groceries and fresh vegetables to area seniors.
EMERGENCY HOME REPAIRS AND ACCESS
The Coalition partners with the City of Apalachicola, the Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast and volunteers from the Ramp it Up project to address emergency safety repairs and accessibility issues for area senior citizens without available family. For emergencies contact Lori Switzer at 850-653-3930.
AMPLIFY - ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK
The Coalition partners with the First Baptist Church of Opelika (AL) and Auburn University each spring to organize a week of home improvements and outreach to senior citizens. From roof repairs to yard clean-up, over 40 projects are completed by volunteers. For more information about the project, click here.