Special Programs

Adopt-A-Grandparent

Each year we team up with Dickson Elementary School and host an annual adopted grandparent program. The program runs the entire school year and we meet monthly at our center and once a year at the school to attend a party for Dr. Seuss day. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact us for further details.

All Health Services are offered free to all participants.

Nurse on Duty

Nurse on Duty (N.O.D) several local Home Health Agencies will send a nurse that volunteers every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each month who will help seniors monitor blood pressure, oxygen levels and glucose. These programs are from 9:30-10:30am. We also do a Health Fair at least once a year. All tests are offered free of charge and include cholesterol screening, glucose test, PSA test, balance check, glaucoma and vision checks, depression screening, etc.

Library Services

Library Services are offered each day. New books are added as they are donated. Any regular member is allowed to use these facilities.

In-Home Service Program

The Senior Center owns and operates its own In-Home Services Program. This program is very important to home bound individuals and offers light housekeeping, grocery shopping, medicine pick-ups, errands, laundry, medicine distribution, respite and personal care. We are contracted with the CHOICES Program through TennCare and State Options Program through GNRC-Area Agency on Aging and Disability. The main objective of this program is to allow seniors and/or an individual with disabilities to remain in their homes for as long as possible, by offering In-Home assistance with chores they are no longer able to perform. This has been a very successful program for the past 20 years. For more information please call Joan Rial, Director at (615) 446-9350 or Sue Moran, Assistant Director at (615) 446-9350.

Adult Day Care

The Adult Day Care Program offers relief to families who are caring for their aging loved ones. This program is geared toward Alzheimer’s patients and other brain like dysfunctions, but not limited to this. Our Adult Day Program has a structured schedule for the day including lots of arts and crafts, physical fitness, current affairs and field trips. Lunch and two snacks are provided each day. The fee for this service is based on the client’s income. Grants are available through the Alzheimer's Association to help with the costs. TennCare and insurance payments are accepted for those who are eligible. For more information, call Joan Rial, Director, or Joyce Horner, Daycare Manager, at (615)446-9350.

Transportation

Transportation is available daily through our Taxi Pilot Program. You must be at least 60 years of age, complete a participate form for service and meet the criteria. Service is free for up to 10 miles outside of the city limits. If you would like more information regarding this program please call Tammy Burk, Project Coordinator at (615)446-9350.

Homemade Lunches

The Dickson Senior Center offers delicious homemade lunches. We serve lunch Monday-Thursday at 11:00am. To-go orders are available by calling (615)446-9350. Everyone in the community is welcome to dine with us. We have a menu that is posted by Friday for the following week at the Center, and can also be found on our Facebook page, Dickson Senior Center. Our meals are prepared daily and are $3.00 which includes a choice of sweet/unsweet tea or water. Dessert is also available for $1.00. If you would like a weekly menu emailed to you, please email Susan Miller, Kitchen Manager at .