Elders

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Title VI Program began in the early 1980s to serve the needs of elderly Native Americans. Since then, the number of elders whom it serves has grown significantly. So has the list of services available to them. Native Americans age 55 and older who live in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation jurisdiction are encouraged to participate in the program.

Above all, the elders have a chance to come to the Title VI site in the new CPN Wellness Center to visit with other elders and tribal employees. This keeps them active and ensures them close family-like ties.

Denise Smith, Title VI and Transportation, Bingo, Bowling, Exercise, Dominoes

Title VI

All Native Americans 55 and older who live in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation jurisdiction are encouraged to participate in the program. The program provides a meal at noon Monday through Friday, Bingo every day, and exercise equipment and activities are avaliable every day at the Wellness Center located in the same building.

Each day, the program offers dominoes, cable TV, shuffleboard, computer access, a Nintendo Wii, and a quiet room for sewing, reading, movies or just relaxing. Once a month the Community Health Representatives (CHRs) comes to the elders, providing health screening which consists of blood pressure and blood sugar-level testing as well as nutrition information. A women's sewing group and Potawatomi language classes are held weekly. They have monthly nutrition and other senior focused speakers who provide helpful information to the Elders. We take several day trips throughout the year to museums and festivals throughout the state.

Home deliveries are taken to homebound elders to ensure them a nutritious meal each day. Those needing services at home can also contact the CHRs, whose office is in the Title IV location.

The Title VI Program is funded by an Administration on Aging grant.

Contact Information

Tami Fleeman
Director
(405) 214-5111
(785) 275-3121
Email: tfleeman@potawatomi.org

Title VI
(405) 273-5236 ext. 292
Kitchen: (405) 273-5236
Fax: (405) 878-4835

Locations

Shawnee
Monday - Friday, 8am to 4pm

McLoud
3015 South McLoud Road
Thursday - Friday, 9am to noon


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