The Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center is the
primary senior center for aging African Americans, offering a variety of
support, information and group activities.
Congregate and Home Delivered Meals
The Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center provides
on-site and home delivered meals to over 20,000 area seniors each
year. Unless you qualify for the Elderly Waiver program, we ask
that each participant contribute $4.10 to assure that delivery of nutritious
meals may continue. To qualify for home delivered meals, either you or
your spouse must be at least 60 years old and homebound (unable to leave
your home without assistance). Home visits are conducted to make a full
assessment of client needs
Senior Living Program (SLP)
Administered in partnership with Hawkeye
Valley Area Agency on Aging, the Senior Living Program is a consumer
directed service that helps improve the quality of life for aging
participants by helping to balance the alternatives of home and
community-based services and institutional care. Often linked to the Case
Management Program for the Frail Elderly (CMPFE), the Jesse Cosby
Neighborhood Center assists families with coordinating in-home services such
as: Senior Companion, Home Delivered Meals and Visiting Nurses.
Elderly Waiver Program
Another program that is available is the
Medicaid Home and Community Based Services-Elderly Waiver Program. In order
to receive in-home services under this program, clients must accept case
management services under the CMPFE program, be 65 years of age or older,
meet income and resource requirements, and have significant health needs.
Services received through the Elderly Waiver program are paid for by
Medicaid dollars. There is a monthly maximum of $1,052 per individual if the
client meets the intermediate level of care and $2,480.00 if the client
meets the skilled level of care.
Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program
This program is funded by The U.S Department
of Agriculture and administered jointly by the Iowa Department of
Agriculture and Department of Elder Affairs. The program provides low-income
seniors with $26 in checks to use for fresh, locally grown fruits and
vegetables. Nutrition education materials have been developed to accompany
distribution of the checks at the Center
Many Senior are joining in with the Chef Charles Club, a nutrition
education project which will include a monthly nutrition newsletter, bingo
game and demonstrations on topics like fruit and vegetable intake, physical
activity, food safety and food security and resource management.
Health Screening and
Local Public Health nurses and home care nurses visit the Jesse Cosby
Neighborhood Center each month to provide blood pressure screening and
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