Accessibility and Safety Features
The Center is ADA accessible, featuring a sliding entrance door
elevator to transport impaired individuals between floors.
bathrooms on both floors, with the upstairs bathrooms
accessible. The lower level features a sprinkling system for fire
Meals and Meals-on-Wheels
In mid 2009, a commercial kitchen was installed in the lower level;
November 2009 the kitchen was opened and
the Center welcomed the Meals
on Wheels and Friendship Meals Programs.
Both meal Programs are
available to persons age 60 and over and
are funded by participant
contributions, local community support and
a grant from the Southwest
Kansas Area Agency on Aging (SWKAAA).
The Meals on Wheels Program is sponsored in Dodge City by
Teachers Association. Volunteers with this Program
deliver meals to
individuals at home who are unable to purchase or
prepare their own
For more information on the Meals on Wheels Program, please
contact Amy Winkler at 620-225-0417.
Friendship Meals is sponsored by ElderCare, Inc.,
governance by the Center’s Board of Directors.
Congregate meals are
served at the Center at noon, Monday through Friday.
The meals served
are “Heartwise” and meet nutritional guidelines
from the American Heart
Lucy Reddell, Chairman, speaking for the Dodge City Senior Center
invites all persons over age 60, whether they live in Dodge
or are visiting from out of town, to stop in for a Friendship
The only caveat is that persons must call the Center
(620-338-8836) by 1:00 p.m. the day before they
plan to eat so an
adequate amount of food can be planned and prepared
to serve all
A $3.00 donation, per meal, is requested for those over age 60.
Funding and Purpose
The Dodge City Senior Center receives funding for operating
maintenance expenses from the Ford County mill levy through
County Council on Aging. Individual donations and
efforts provide dollars for programs and activities.
The Center strives
to provide services and activities that
will enable senior citizens to
remain active in their communities.
The following flyer, sent to all seniors in our community, gives some additional
historical information, and also explains the need for raising funds to
replace our current heating and cooling system:
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