Gatekeeper

Many times we all need a helping hand. The Gatekeeper program works with "at-risk" seniors assisting them to find and stay in a stable living environment. We do NOT provide direct financial assistance, but our social workers assist individuals in seeking resources through difficult periods. We serve individuals with financial concerns, housing issues, and socialization. As a part of the Gatekeeper program, the Wellness Center for Older Adults also conducts the Buried in Treasures class and support group - assisting individuals with hoarding.

in 2017 we assisted 53 homeless seniors in finding and securing housing.

Buried In Treasures 16-week Workshop

Is your stuff taking over your home?  Causing conflict or tension with your family and friends?

 

Join us for Buried in Treasures: A class for people who are compulsive collectors.  Buried in Treasures is a 16-week class that walks you through the process of regaining control of your possessions. Based on book “Buried in Treasures” by Tolin, Frost, and Steketee

 

Every Wednesday, August 7th to November 20th  from 2:30-4:00 PM in Classroom #2. There is a fee of $15 to cover the cost of the book that accompanies the class

 

Led by Veronica Simes of the Wellness Center for Older Adults

Call us or stop by the office to register!   972-953-7669 or email  veronica.simes@wellctr.org

Project Independence

A volunteer based program that provides short-term, non-medical assistance to seniors aged 60+ who have had a recent hospitalization or health decline. Services such as transportation to the doctor, errands and well checks are provided for approximately 6 – 8 weeks. A case manager works with the senior to ensure that he or she can remain independent and healthy following discharge from Project Independence. There is no charge. Not only are we looking for seniors who are in need of the service, but also volunteers who are willing to provide assistance with transportation, errands, well checks, or other assistance.

Benefits Counseling

Our Social Workers can help you find  services we do not directly provide. We can also help you determine if you might be eligible for private, state, or federal assistance programs. Topics include, but are not limited to: Housing needs,  Transportation resources, Medicaid/Medicare/Disability eligibility questions, Food Stamps/ Food Pantries, Legal aid resources, and many more.

Brain Storming Activities

Want to keep your brain sharp?  The Wellness Center conducts programs that are stimulating and fun mental exercises.  Classes are held at the Plano, Allen and McKinney Senior Centers.

We also offer Memory Cafe programs across Collin County.  These classes provide socialization and information for individuals with forms of dementia and their caregiver.   

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