Elder Program (Title VI)
All CPN members 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.
Different daily, weekly, and monthly activities are available, such as Potawatomi language classes, Tuesday Game Day, guest speakers and informational sessions, as well as monthly nutritional cooking classes and senior-focused speakers. The program also takes several day trips throughout the year to museums and festivals across the state.
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.
Home lunch deliveries are also offered for Tribal elders who are homebound to provide them a nutritious meal Monday through Friday. Those needing additional services at home can also contact the Community Health Representatives (CHR). This clinic-based service can provide need-based assistance in the elder’s home with health and medication management and education, case and resource management, wellness checks, monitoring of vital signs and health conditions, as well coordination with other services and departments. The CHR office is located inside the Elders Center and is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Title VI Program is funded by an Administration on Aging grant.