1. What is the definition of “senior” at Granville County Senior Services?
2. Do you have to be a resident of Granville County to participate in the activities and/or programs offered by Senior Services?
3. Can anyone “under 60” participate in any of the programs and activities?
Senior Services offer a wide variety of programs for older adults in Granville County. Because our funding source for certain services is through Title III of the Older American’s Act, these services are only for people over 60. They include Transportation, In-Home Aide Services, Congregate and Home Delivered Meals, and Home Improvement Services. However, for other activity programs we sponsor, such as craft classes, support groups, fitness programs, recreational day trips, line dancing, etc. A Granville County resident who is at least 50 years of age may take part on a “space available” basis. This means if you are at least 50 years of age and see a program in which you would like to participate, give us a call. We must accommodate the 60 plus population first, but would like to invite the 50 plus group to participate when there is extra space.
4. Can anyone “under 60” participate in the meals at the Center?
5. How do I know about upcoming events at the Center(s)?
A newsletter is published monthly that shows the regularly scheduled programs and activities for each Senior Center and any special events that may occur during the month. The newsletter, as well as special upcoming events, are posted monthly on our web site, www.granvillecounty.org, click on the following link http://www.granvillecounty.org/residents/senior-services/newsletter/ to have the newsletter emailed to you each month or you can contact the Granville County Senior Center at (919) 693-1930 to be added to our mailing list. You can pick up a newsletter at either one of our three senior centers. A schedule of events is also posted weekly in the Oxford Ledger and the Butner-Creedmoor News.
1. Can I be picked up at my house? Yes
2. Can KARTS get me to an out-of-town doctor’s office in time for a 9:00 a.m. appointment? No. Because KARTS goes all over the county picking up individuals who have reserved a ride, KARTS does not guarantee arrival time before 10:00 a.m.
3. If I need to reserve a ride for a medical appointment, how much will it cost me? It depends on where you will be going, and the number of miles that will be traveled. Senior Services will pay the majority of the cost, but you will be asked to contribute toward the cost.
4. Can someone ride on the van with me to assist me for the day? Yes. You may bring along one friend, family member or aide to assist you, and he/she may ride the van for no cost.
5. When will the van bring me back home? Because these out of town medical trips are done with groups of people who have appointments on the same day, the van will not pick you up for the return trip home until around 4:00 p.m. that afternoon.
6. What if I need transportation to come into one of the senior centers? As long as you live in one of the areas where the daily vans run, it should be no problem. A small donation is requested for a round trip ticket.
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