UF helps seniors

Published 11:15 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2006

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
Senior citizens in the Brewton area have an opportunity to enjoy a well-balanced lunch and a little fellowship time, thanks in part to United Fund.
Through funds made possible by donations to United Fund, the Escambia County Mental Health Association is one of the 14 agencies served by the fund-raising efforts.
A portion of the money given to the Escambia County Mental Health Association helps to fund the meals and activities at the Brewton Nutrition Center as well as Meals on Wheels.
The program, which is available Monday through Friday, offers meals for those who are able to come to the center at little or no cost.
Although the Center offers an opportunity for area seniors to congregate and enjoy the company of others, the program is not the only one designed to help those with a meal or two.
Although Cooper said none of her delivery people are trained in any medical aspect, they are able to make contact with shut-ins daily and have an eye for detecting when something is out of place or unusual in an individuals situation.
The Escambia County Mental Health Association offers mental health-related services that are not currently provided by state agencies. Some of the services include the Nutrition Center site, Meals on Wheels and Children in the Middle programs.
To make a contribution that would ultimately benefit the Senior Citizens and shut-ins in the Brewton area, make checks payable to United Fund of Brewton and East Brewton. Mail contributions to P.O. Box 34, Brewton, AL 36427, or talk to your employer. Currently the United Fund contribution indicator is at just under $50,000 with an annual goal of $90,000. The donation period will continue through mid-January.

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