Our services are provided with the provisions of the Older Americans Act. This means that we are here to serve ALL people who have reached their 60th year (and their spouses). We do not discriminate based on national origin, race, religion, sex, weight, height, hair color, physical or mental limitaions, or income.
SERVICES: Meals: Meals are served weekdays from Noon to 1PM (Holidays excluded). The suggested donation for these meals is $4.00. The center is required to serve meals 260 days a year, so periodically there will be a Saturday breakfast scheduled. ANYONE who have reached their 60th birthday (and their spouses) are eligible for these meals. See our current menu by clicking this link. Home Delivered Meals: Home delivered meals are available to those who have reached their 60th birthday and demonstrate a need for this service. The suggested donation for this service is $4.00 per meal. Contact the center office (883-2678) for more details. Van Service: The center has a van that is wheel chair accessible. Load limit, because of the wheel chair lift, is 6 passengers. The van is used locally to transport clients to the center or to appointments. Currently, we have only one driver who must be back to the center by 2 PM, so requests for van service must conform to that time constraint. When the van is used for shopping, there is limited space to accomodate packages, so generally shopping is limited to small, light packages. The suggested donation for van services is $10 for those trips outside of the Thayne service area and $2 for those trips within the service area
In order to make use of these services, it is necessary to call the center (883-2678) to make an appointment at least by the day prior to the scheduled trip. These trips outside the valley will generally not go without at least 4 passengers scheduled for the trip and so may be cancelled at the last minute. If there are insufficient reservations for a trip, by the evening of the day preceding the trip, the trip will be cancelled. Health Services: Hearing Aid Clinic -- once (twice, in the summer) a month a qualified Audioligist is schedule to be present at the center to conduct hearing tests, hearing counseling, and hearing aid repairs. Some of these services may require payment of fees. Foot Care Clinic -- A Podiatrist is scheduled to visit the center on a schedule dictated by Medicare. Watch the Independent, this site, and the Thayne Senior Center newsletter for these dates. Some of these services may require payment of fees. Loan Closet: There are various health care appliances available for loan from the center. If the item you wish is available, we will loan it to you at no cost. There are crutches, walkers, toilet lifts, etc. available. Library: We have an eclectic collection of books, videos, and books-on-tape that are available for loan. There are no restrictions on length of loan or number of items loaned. We have just added a collection of large print books courtesy of the Lincoln County Library.