We serve lunch Monday through Friday in our center at 12 p.m.
Aging In Place
The Senior Junction understands that aging is a normal process. However, seniors and disabled people need peers with whom they can interact and who are available as a source of encouragement and support. We believe all adults have the right to a voice in determining matters that may affect their independence and well-being. The Senior Junction strives to provide an atmosphere that acknowledges the value of human life, affirms the dignity and self-worth of the older adult and maintains a climate of respect, trust and support.
Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobility or health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Great advances in medicine have extended our average life expectancy to a record high of 97 years of age. The Senior Junction offers many programs and support so that the seniors in the Cassia County are can stay in their homes longer, and adding piece of mind to the families.
10,000 Americans turn age 65 every day! One quarter of today's 65 year-olds will live past the age of 90 and will need more support to stay in their homes. Seniors already represent the fastest growing population segment in the United States.
In Cassia County, the population estimate is over 23,500. Of that number, 14% are over the age of 65. That is roughly 3,200 seniors living in the Cassia County area, and of that 3,200, almost half are female.
At $5.00 per meal, it costs our program approximately $1,800 per year to feed one senior, one meal per day. Can you imagine only living on one meal a day? Poor nutrition is the leading cause of falls and hospitalization of the senior population.
The Senior Junction
Enrichment & Health and Wellness
The Senior Junction has an enrichment program for people of all ages. Participants enjoy social interaction, cognitive stimulation, nutritious food, and physical activity in a safe and welcoming environment. Seniors can also get help from Ask A Nurse, who come once a month.