County Senior Center, 607 West Business Route
36, 660-646-1555. The
Center is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch
served daily 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., suggested donation of $3.00
for seniors; $5.00 for those under 60 years of age.
By Catherine Stortz Ripley, Constitution-Tribune, March 21, 2013
CAPTION: Seniors funnel into the Grand River Multi-Purpose Senior Center
just before noon to receive a hot meal. Around 80 meals are served daily at the senior center, nearly twice as many as what were
served around 15 years ago, reflective of an aging population. Voters on April
2, 2013, will decide whether to establish a Livingston County Senior Citizens Fund
to benefit local seniors and care-givers of seniors. The proposal calls
for a five-cent tax per $100 of assessed property valuation. The main purpose
of the fund is to keep seniors healthy and in their homes. Revenues could be used to fund the local
costs of meals served at the senior center, as well as other programs
benefiting seniors. Center activities include blood pressure and hearing checks, card playing, country dance
(first and third Friday of the month), dominos, bingo, gift shop.
The Grand River Multi-Purpose Center was announced the
Station of the Year at the 2011 RSVP Banquet.
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C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke
/ June 7, 2011
Operation Help was
as Station of the Year. Operation Help is a 17-year-old social assistance program
financially supported through donations from local churches, individuals, and
organizations. On average, 225 families and/or individuals come to Operation Help each
year for temporary financial assistance. Fourteen volunteers - some of whom are RSVP
members - give over 300 hours of service to meet this community need each year. RSVP
workers are "an important source of volunteer screeners for us," says the Rev.
Dr. Larry Odom-Groh, president of Operation Help.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program - 440 Locust Street (the former Senior Center), 660-646-0010. This organization is comprised of more than
500 retired and senior volunteers who give of their time in areas
throughout the community. Several hundred people gather at the annual banquet to give the
volunteers their due recognition each year in which approximately 575 RSVP members
collectively contributed over 100,000 hours of work to the community. The local RSVP is
federally funded by the Corporation for National Service. An appropriation of $41,898 was
made to the program's local sponsoring group, Concerned Christians for the Community,
Inc., this past year. That funding is met by a 30 percent match from the community.
OATS Bus (CT photo)
OATS Implementing Fare Structure - Rates to take effect July 1,
June 20, 2013 CT
complete news article here...
OATS Ridership Increases
November 28, 2012
The Grand River Multipurpose Center, where hot lunches are served, is a common stop for OATS buses. OATS ridership numbers have
increased in Livingston County from the previous year. OATS provided 53,913 rides in 2011, up 6.9 percent (or 2,494 rides). Service was
provided to 1,007 county residents and covered 178,139 miles. See
complete news article here...
Chillicothe is home to several assisted living
facilities, nursing homes, and senior housing units. Just a few are
featured in the photos below. For more information on what is
available, please visit our Chamber