Above all, the elders have a chance to come to the Elder Center (Title VI) in the CPN Wellness Center to visit with other elders and Tribal employees. This keeps them active and ensures them close family-like ties.
Elder Program (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 available every day at the Wellness Center located in the same building.
Each day, the program offers dominoes, cable TV, computer access, a Nintendo Wii, and a quiet room for sewing, reading, movies, or just relaxing. 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. The program takes several day trips throughout the year to museums and festivals across the state.
Home deliveries are taken to homebound elders to provide them a nutritious meal each day. Those needing services at home can also contact the Community Health Representatives (CHRs), whose office is in the Elder Center.
The Title VI Program is funded by an Administration on Aging grant.