C o m m u n i t y  S e r v i c e s

Meals on Wheels
The popular Meals On Wheels is MACOA's flagship program. Monday-Friday MACOA volunteers deliver hot lunches to more than 340 homebound seniors who are unable to prepare their own meals. This vital program is a source of much needed nutrition, provides a welcome, daily contact with senior clients, and serves as a means to regularly check recipients' welfare. To seniors who are unable to prepare meals, the program is a blessing and gives a sense of security because of its regular personal contact.

Senior Centers
Monday through Friday seniors gather at neighborhood centers to enjoy a noon meal and share organized recreation, education, and health promotion programs. They exercise, play games, sing, learn about nutrition and good health, cultivate friendships, and support each other in a friendly, caring atmosphere.

MACOA provides transportation for seniors to MACOA Senior Centers and special events. This program is crucial to hundreds of seniors each month who otherwise have very limited means of mobility.

MACOA sponsors the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, RSVP, for Autauga, Coosa, Elmore, Montgomery, and Tallapoosa counties. RSVP offers volunteer opportunities for seniors to lead meaningful lives by making worthwhile contributions to non-profit and health-related groups, organizations, and agencies in their community such as schools, libraries, hospitals, and government offices. The volunteers are carefully matched to meaningful service based on their experience, talents, and personal desires. The result is seniors helping themselves by helping in their community.

Archibald Senior Center
Welcome to MACOA's Archibald Senior Center. The Archibald Center provides a focal point in downtown Montgomery for active senior citizens to meet, socialize, relax and have fun in a beautiful new renovated building. Activities include arts and crafts classes, educational programs, theme luncheons, and recreational activities. Archibald membership is available and we welcome the young at heart over the age of 55. Membership fees are $35 per person and $50 per couple. Members enjoy the companionship of friends, and learn more about their world and community. A computer center offers a variety of software classes and Internet use. The Archibald Center is also available for weekend rentals. It is the perfect downtown venue for any celebration including weddings, receptions, birthday parties, class and family reunions. For more information, call 334-240-6767.

Other Services
MACOA provides outreach, friendly visitation, and coordinated volunteer services for the senior community. It serves as an important link to other social service agencies, churches, government and individuals who can assist senior citizens. The staff regularly presents programs on aging issues to interested groups in the community.