Nearly 300 older adults enjoyed dinner this week hosted by the Meals-on-Wheels program. After dinner, they were off to Alum Creek State Park to experience the Fantasy of Lights display. For the last five years, LifeCare Alliance and the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County has made it possible for the clients to experience the Fantasy of Lights display without leaving the bus. The holidays can be an especially lonely time for some older adults who find themselves separated from family members and close friends. The Fantasy of Lights display is one way to get the holiday season started while also eliminating isolation.
LifeCare Alliance will continue to host events for the participants of the Senior Dining Centers because of the financial support from partners like the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. Unique events like this are significant components of our dining program. The events promote community involvement for individuals who may otherwise be socially isolated. At LifeCare Alliance, we strive to improve the mental and emotional health of clients. ADAMH is a partner in ensuring that clients achieve a higher lever of well-being, self-esteem, self-sufficiency and successful aging, defined as the avoidance of disease and disability, maintenance of high cognitive and physical functioning and engagement with life.
The LifeCare Alliance Senior Dining Centers as part of the Meals-on-Wheels program provide meals for older, physically and medically challenged adults in more than twenty locations across central Ohio. If you know someone who would enjoy the socialization, programming and nutritious meal offered at one of the Senior Dining Centers, please call the Customer Service Department at 614-278-3130 or visit the LifdeCare Alliance website at www.lifecarealliance.org.