CARE purchases fresh fruits and vegetables from Second Harvest Heartland and pays for delivery to the CARE office where it is distributed with the help of Duelm Lions Club members who have taken this on as a service project. Distribution takes place on the second Monday of the months of August, September, and October at 11:00 am in the parking lot at the CARE office.
Participants are not required to pre-register, but must be willing to sign in and provide the number of individuals per household. CARE office staff is not notified in advance of the day what types of fruits and vegetables will be delivered.
CARE volunteers are available to help with carrying bags or boxes of produce to your car, and there are also volunteers to provide home delivery services for seniors on that same day.
This CARE partnership with Catholic Charities provides free frozen meals to seniors ages 60 and older. These complete meals come in packages of 10 meals and include entrees such as chicken, fish, pork, and pasta. Seniors must register in advance, and may do so quickly and easily by calling the CARE office. Distribution takes place on the second Monday of every month at 11:00 am at the CARE office. When calling to register, seniors may also request to schedule in-home delivery by one of our volunteers.
The Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Bill. This program, based on household size and income, will provide a 30-35 pound box of food every month to seniors aged 60 years and older who qualify. Participants are required to provide their full name, date of birth, and monthly gross income:
CARE is proud to be the Benton County distribution center for this program. Seniors may complete the required, quick and easy one-time registration process by calling the CARE office. Once registered, there is no waiting period. Distribution takes place on the second Monday of every month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the CARE office, located at 321 6th Avenue in Foley. Seniors may also call CARE at 320-968-7848 in advance to schedule a volunteer to deliver their box on that day.
There is an abundance of food available, so spread the word; who do you know that would benefit from this program?
This free class for seniors is held on the second Monday of every month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at The ROC (next door to the Foley American Legion in downtown Foley).
Our instructor, local mixed media Artist Paige LaDue Henry, uses a lighthearted approach to creating art. Paige’s driving art philosophies are twofold, “Perfection is overrated”, and, “Always be on the lookout for happy accidents!”
Absolutely no experience is necessary, and CARE will provide all supplies at no cost to participants. The supplies used are non-toxic, but we recommend caution for those with specific allergies or sensitivities. Paige recommends you bring a paint shirt to protect your clothing.
We invite you to come and explore your hidden talents! Space is limited, so be sure to call CARE to reserve your spot! 320-968-7848
Fun & Fitness for Seniors is a free program offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm in the community room at the Dewey Place Apartments (on the corner of Dewey Street and Broadway Avenue in downtown Foley).
Studies have proven that movement increases mobility, flexibility, and balance, improves sleep and mood, and boosts self-confidence; and social contact with others increases wellbeing, improves cognition, boosts creativity, and lowers stress.
The exercises can be done either sitting or standing and the focus is on gentle movement, at your personal pace. All necessary equipment is provided by CARE. Participants who attend all month will receive a $5 Coborn’s gift card! Need a ride? Call the CARE office and schedule with one of our volunteers at 320-968-7848
Hosted by CARE on the third Wednesday of each month, this free event offers live entertainment and refreshments for seniors at The ROC, 141 Fourth Avenue, next door to the Foley American Legion in downtown Foley.
Visit with old friends . . . make new friends . . . or just relax.
Warning: toe-tapping, singing, and laughing happen!
CARE is in partnership with the Jewish Family Services of St. Paul to provide this free program of short-term counseling/life coaching to rural seniors of all faiths in Benton County and its surrounding areas. Specifically designed for older adults dealing with low mood or depression, this program was researched and developed as part of a cultural shift in how depression is managed by and for aging community members.
PEARLS counseling takes place in the senior’s home in order to be comfortable for the older adult who does not see other mental health programs as a good fit for them. The focus of this program is to help the older adult develop the skills they need to manage and reduce their feelings of depression and isolation in order to maintain their health, happiness, and independence.
For more information, or to schedule a visit, please call CARE and ask to speak with Connie.