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The mission statement of Durham Center for Senior Life is "To enhance the lives of older adults through education, recreation, nutrition and social services in welcoming community settings."
About Durham Center for Senior life
The Center is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt agency, governed by a Board of Directors. The stated goal of the agency is to foster a comprehensive array of services accessible and acceptable to older adults (60+) living in Durham. In 1968, the name was officially changed to Coordinating Council for Senior Citizens. In 2006 the agency moved in to its current location at 406 Rigsbee and is now known as Durham Center for Senior Life.
Key programs at the Council for Senior Citizens are:
1) Social and Senior Center Services, 2) Congregate Nutrition and 3) Adult Day Health Services 4.) Transportation
Social and Senior Center Services
Programs include: 1) Senior Centers; 2) Health Promotion (including education, exercise, screening,); 3) Transportation; 4) Information and Case Assistance; 5) Caregiver Support Services and 6) Adult Day Services.
Durham Center for Senior Life ensures that Durham's older adults, who often eat poorly due to isolation, physical, or emotional problems; have access to at least one balanced meal five days per week. There are 3 congregate nutrition sites throughout Durham.
Adult Day Health Services
Provides a safe alternative to more costly institutional care for those older adults who need supervision at all times.