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Seniors enjoy a recent afternoon of playing bingo at Centerburg Senior Services. Lunches, games, quilting, exercising, and arts and crafts are weekly activities at CSS. Area seniors also have the options of home-delivered meals and transportation services.
Seniors enjoy a recent afternoon of playing bingo at Centerburg Senior Services. Lunches, games, quilting, exercising, and arts and crafts are weekly activities at CSS. Area seniors also have the options of home-delivered meals and transportation services. (Photo by Alan Reed) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
February 5, 2013 8:57 am EST

 

CENTERBURG — Senior citizens age 60 and over are served by local providers in Knox County with a variety of services.

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Serving the senior population in the Centerburg area is Centerburg Senior Services Inc. which was formed in 2003 by director Robin Strayer. Prior to this, meal deliveries to area seniors were coordinated between local churches. Seniors today gather for activities in the old Centerburg High School band room on Union Street. Area residents in Milford, Hilliar and Liberty townships and the village of Centerburg age 60 or above can utilize the offerings provided by Centerburg Senior Services. The main services they currently provide are meal deliveries and transportation service.

Hot meals are made at Knox Community Hospital and contracted through AVI Foodsystems before being delivered each weekday by local route drivers.

Those who need a ride to a doctor’s appointment can arrange for a ride by calling CSS 24 hours in advance. Drivers will pick up seniors at their home and drive as far away as Columbus, Sunbury or Mount Vernon, all at no charge. Also available is an Assistance with Daily Local program where seniors once a month can be transported free of charge to the pharmacist or the grocery store in Centerburg, Sunbury or Mount Vernon.

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