More than 22,000 meals served to seniors over 12-month period
Updated: Feb 20
MOUND CITY –On Monday, Dec. 5, Linn County Economic Development Director
Jessica Hightower presented information about the senior centers to Commission
Chair Jim Johnson and Commissioner Rick James. Commissioner Danny McCullough
Hightower handed out the attendance numbers and information for all senior meal
Her report showed that the total meals for the lunch programs in Linn County from
September 2021 to October 2022 was 22,229. Of that number, 9,663, or 43.47% of the total, were congregate meals served at Blue Mound, Centerville, Mound City, Parker and Pleasanton.
The home-delivered program served 12,566 meals, or 56.53% of the total, to homebound seniors.
Home delivered meals in La Cygne, Linn Valley and Prescott are served by
volunteers from the Pleasanton meal site.
Eligibility for the home-delivered meals requires that a person is not able to leave
home without assistance, is unable to drive or is socially isolated. The East
Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging (ECKAAA) runs routes throughout the county
to serve hot meals or a combination of hot and frozen meals to the homebound
participants, so they have meals seven days a week if needed.
The Senior Center numbers are:
Hightower updated the commissioners on the repairs at Centerville and Parker. She
said that supplies were being ordered. At Centerville, the refrigerator will be
delivered there, and Webber Heating and Cooling will be installing the new heating,
ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Derailed Commodities will be replacing the floor at Parker, and the county will put in