Senior Centers in Mineral County play a vital role in the lives of our elderly. Since the mid-1970s, our senior centers have been the backbone of community-based services, helping thousands of older Mineral Countians and their caregivers bridge the gap between complete independence and limited support. They became a vital source for community-based social, nutritional, and health promotion programs as well as an informational and referral resource. These centers are a place where older adults, age 60 and older, come together for services and activities that reflect their experience and skills, respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement at the center and within their community.
Seniors participate in activities, including exercise and dance classes, arts and crafts, cards, computer training, table games, and billiards. Guest speakers on medical, financial, and consumer issues are provided to inform seniors on important issues. Seniors are also served hot, well-balanced lunches in a friendly group setting, encouraging social interaction and lasting friendships.
Frankfort Senior Center History
1981 – Meal Programs begin and Mineral County Committee on Aging.
1989 – Nutrition Program opens in Fort Ashby.
2000 – Moved nutrition program out of Wiley Ford Fire Hall.
2003 – New Senior Center in Short Gap opened.
2006 – Constructed a walking trail around our Frankfort Senior Center.
2008 – Received first Hot Cold Truck for Meals on Wheels program.
2010 – Agency served its one millionth meal.
2013 – Started serving one evening meal per week at each Senior Center.