Aging Services of Canadian County (ASCC) is a division of Redlands Community College designed to help seniors maintain their independence by furnishing those 60 years of age or older with housekeeping, nutrition, and transportation services. ASCC has served more than 10,000 seniors in Canadian County for longer than 25 years, and has not only supplied more than 100,000 services, but also has connected clients with other appropriate resources and services. Referrals from individuals, families, and various agencies are welcomed. ASCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, disability, religion, or income.
ASCC is not funded by RCC. Funding for ASCC is supplied by the Areawide Aging Agency, according to the Older Americans Act -- Title III-B and Titile III-C, and through donations. While services are based upon need, rather than ability to pay, any donations for services are highly appreciated and will help ensure that ASCC can continue to provide these valuable benefits.
Persons who are 60 years of age or older and who live in Canadian County, and care-givers to those in this age range, are eligible for a variety of excellent benefits offered by Aging Services. Those services include the following.
For those needing assistance at home, ASCC supplies a trained and personable staff member to perform light housekeeping duties. Participants must be physically unable to do the work. Eligibility will be determined by a personal needs assessment. Duties include vacuuming, dusting, mopping, dish washing, changing of linens, and laundry, but do not include personal care and heavy lifting.
Nutrition sites in El Reno and Mustang provide delicious, hot lunches for seniors in a social setting, Monday through Friday. In addition to these nutritious meals and fine company, seniors can enjoy a variety of activities including bingo, cards, dominoes, quilting, crafts, guest speakers, and music groups. For more information, stop by the location or call the number listed below:
2501 Ashton Place
El Reno, Oklahoma 73036
1201 South Mustang Road
Mustang, Oklahoma 73064
Those living in rural locations or who are homebound may be eligible for home delivered meals, which are available Monday through Friday. Service areas for home delivery include Okarche, Calumet, Union City, Geary, Mustang, Richland, Piedmont, and areas in between. For details concerning eligibility, call (405) 262-7121.
For seniors requiring transportation for shopping, banking, going to the post office, or going to medical appointments, ASCC provides a spacious handicapped equipped bus.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, the bus transports Canadian County residents (60 years or older) from their homes to Oklahoma City for medical purposes. The vehicle transports Okarche and Union City residents to El Reno for their shopping needs on Thursdays.
For El Reno residents needing to take care of shopping or other important personal errands, the bus stops at their homes on Fridays. Other communities may be serviced in the future if manpower and vehicles are available.
Reservations should be made in advance for all trips by calling 405.262.7121.
Outreach is available to identify the needs of Canadian County seniors for counseling and direction concerning furnished services. Home assessments are provided to determine precisely what benefits will work best for the individual.
The Canadian Sunrise, a newsletter distributed county wide, contains a calendar of monthly activities, hot meal menus, nutritional articles, and community news on upcoming events of interest to seniors. To receive your free copy, please call us at 405.262.7121 to be placed on the mailing list.
Private and public support is extremely important if ASCC is to continue to meet the increasing needs of seniors in Canadian County. Volunteers of all ages are essential to each of the program services. If you are interested in helping senior citizens maintain independence and health by working in one or more of the following areas, please contact us at 405.262.7121.
For information regarding this program or to request services, contact Melinda King at (405) 262-2552, ext. 2724, via e-mail at email@example.com.