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 most visible program. Five days a week MACOA volunteers deliver hot lunches to more than 300 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 older people who cannot 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. Door to door transportation is provided for those unable to drive an automobile.

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 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
Another essential part of MACOA's wide range of services is the Archibald Senior Center. It provides a focal point in downtown Montgomery for senior citizens who are active and mobile to meet, relax and have fun in pleasant, comfortable surroundings. Through arts and crafts classes, educational programs, theme luncheons, and recreational activities, participants enrich their lives, enjoy the companionship of friends, and learn more about their world and community. A computer center offers word processing, Internet, and other software classes for seniors.

Other Services
MACOA provides outreach, chore, escort, 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.