The Round Valley Senior Center is a lifeline for hundreds of senior citizens through the Round Valley area. We offer hot, nutritious meals in our dining room as well as meals on wheels for area seniors who are homebound. In addition to serving over 10,000 meals each year, we also provide transportation, special events, legal programs, counseling services, grief and loss seminars, free education, and a host of other events. Socials and activities include holiday celebrations, pot lucks, sing-a-longs, exercise programs, bingo, and other day trips. Free tax assistance for seniors and low-income households is also offered starting in February through April 15th. We receive many requests each year for help with the purchase of eye exams, eye glasses, and hearing aids. For information about this service and others, please click on SERVICES for specific information about programs we have available to assist you.
The Round Valley Senior Center offers a variety of services for seniors age 60 and older or spouses of seniors age 60 and above.
A hot, delicious meal containing 1/3 of the recommended daily nutritional allowance is provided every Monday through Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Although there is no fixed fee for the meals, participants are given the opportunity to donate.
Meals on Wheels.
Approximately 60% of our participants receive home delivered meals. These meals are only available to those who are unable to come into the dining room for their meals. A lunch meal is provided 5 days per week.
Homebound clients also receive a physical and cognitive assessment by a case manager who makes referrals for assistance for appropriate services including housekeeping, a visiting nurse, respite care, etc.
Socialization with other participants is just as important as nutrition at the center. Monthly socials and activities such as pot lucks, sing-a-longs, exercise, games, and day trips are planned.
This service is available for seniors who have no transportation. Service is provided to medical facilities, for shopping, to run errands, to attend the senior center, etc.
A qualified legal assistant is available by appointment only. Assistance is available with estate planning issues, wills, powers of attorney, advanced directives, landlord/tenant issues, and/or consumer credit issues.
This assistance is not for litigation, criminal law or creating trusts. But, if you have a legal issue, that is not within your ability, you will be referred to an attorney who may be able to assist you pro bono (no fee) or on a sliding fee based on your ability to pay.
Nowadays, it is important to be educated about the variety of Medicare options and Prescription drug plans available. Medicare Counseling is available by trainied Medicare Specialist and is provided by appointment only.
A variety of training including computer education, CPR, nutrition education, Healthy Balance, Falls Prevention, etc., are available throughout the year.
Free Blood Pressure Checks.
Headaches, chest pain, and blurred vision can all be signs of high blood pressure. Make sure you gets your checked at the senior center by a registered nurse. This is offered every Tuesday between 11 a.m. and Noon.
Free Food Boxes.
A free box of food is distributed each Tuesday from 11 am. until Noon. If you eat lunch at the senior center and have a household income of less than 185% of poverty, you are eligible to receive a free box of food commodities. 185% of poverty for one person—$1,670 per month. $185% of poverty for two persons—$2,247/month.
The senior center coordinates services with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide housing repair and rehabilitation grants for eligible seniors. To qualify, senior must meet the current poverty level.
Free Tax Service.
Trained volunteers through AARP provide free tax service for seniors every Wednesday, beginning in February through April 15th. All taxes are filed electronically. This service is also available to homebound individuals upon request.
Adaptive Device Lending Library.
The senior center is a resource for anyone in the community who needs to borrow an adaptive device. Currently available are hospital beds, wheelchairs, shower chairs, potty chairs, walkers, walking canes, and crutches.
This free service is offered in collaboration with the hospital auxilliary and local police departments. Participants are required to call into the SOS Center once each day at a specified time. If the participant does not call in at the designated time, a person will contact them via phone. If the senior does not answer by phone, police are dispatched to check on the participant. This is a service that has helped many of our seniors who have fallen or who should be checked on, on a regular basis.
Annual Flu Shots.
The Apache County Health Department comes to the senior center at least once each year to provide flu shots. Shots are free to eligible seniors who provide their Medicare card.
In conjunction with the Springerville Lions Club, hearing aids are available to eligible seniors and other individuals. A co-pay of $100 dollars is required. (Please click on the Forms Section for the application and address where the form should be mailed.)