Our Mission

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It is the mission of Wayside Senior Program to provide a social setting that enables elderly individuals to maintain their independence and remain at home in the community. The goal of these services is to promote family and community, responsibility, and reduction of taxpayers cost. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all older persons through the effective administration of programs:

 

Encourage Health and Wellness
Maintain a Safety Net Where Needed
Motivate Active Participation
Foster Creative Use of Leisure Time
Promote Family and Community Responsibility
Reduce Taxpayer Cost
Fostering Creative Use Leisure Time

Nutrition:  hot meals served daily Monday through Friday at breakfast (3 centers) from 9:00am-10:00am and lunch  from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Information/Referral:  We promote Senior health with Nutrition Workshops, Dance, Low Impact Exercise, Medical Screening, and Blood Pressure Monitoring.  We provide workshops with expert consultants on Home Care, Housing, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, Counseling & Legal Services.

Transportation:  We provide transportation for trips to senior centers, medical appointments, banks, the post office, appointments & group trips.

The Seniors participate daily in an array of activities:

  • Art: Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Crocheting, Sewing
  • Music: Gospel Choirs, Musicians, DJs
  • Special Events and Celebrations: Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Dances, Fashion Shows, Holiday Parties, Ethnic Celebrations.