This LIV Health local Spotlight features
the Eppson Center for Seniors!
If you haven’t heard of the Eppson Center for Seniors, you’re missing out! Tammy Comer and her team are there to help you celebrate and embrace life and are dedicated to providing programs that foster and enhance overall physical, mental, and social well-being. The Eppson Center offers a diversity of programs and provides lifelong support for independent living through programs that enhance seniors’ quality of life. The center offers low-cost opportunities to improve social integration, creativity, nutrition, physical well-being, and provides transportation, information and in-home services as well.
Let’s talk about services…
They offer all the things, including home-delivered meals, on-site dining, many MANY activities (more on that in a minute), transportation, and wellness!
First up, food
Home Delivered Meals (HDM) is primarily a nutrition program, and it also provides socialization as the route drivers get the opportunity to see clients on weekdays (except for holidays). The daily meal consists of a container entree, starch, vegetable, salad, fruit, a dessert, and skim or 2% milk. Sign us up! Did you know you can also choose to receive frozen meals for the weekend?
Next up, Activities…
The Eppson Center offers a chance to get out of the house, socialize, exercise and enjoy great friends! They offer:
- Support groups
- Community assistance
- Social activities
- Card and board games
- Art classes
- Fall prevention classes
- Seniors on the Go Hiking Group
- Line dancing
- Musical exercise
- Veteran’s coffee group
- Business Men’s coffee group
- ECS Melodees Singers
- Biscuits and Jam musical group
- Assistance from AARP income tax providers
- Safe driving classes
- Celebration of birthdays and holidays
- Fitness activities
- You can even visit with your LIV Health Therapist or Case Manager
The Eppson Center offers door-to-door transit services for seniors and the disabled. All of their buses and vans are wheelchair accessible, their drivers are certified “Safe Drivers” as well as certified in CPR, first aid, and passenger service and safety! They do suggest 24 to 48 hours notice if you’re wanting to take advantage of these services, so they can meet your scheduling needs!
Whitney Health and Wellness Center (WHWC) is located in the Eppson Center for Seniors. WHWC offers a variety of programs and services for all members of the community. They also hold annual flu shot clinics, educational presentations and more. Speaking of flu shot clinics, the Eppson Center is hosting one in collaboration with Pole Mountain Pharmacy!
When: October 8th and 10th
Where: The Eppson Center for Seniors Wellness Center
1560 N 3rd St in Laramie
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pole Mountain Pharmacy will be providing and administering the flu shots. They can bill your insurance and handle all the details!
The Eppson Center for Seniors is located at 1560 N 3rd Street in Laramie, and is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(Psst…you can also find them on Facebook @eppsoncenter, while you’re there, like our page as well @livhealthsocial)
The Wellness Center is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and their phone number is 307.745.1510.
Meals are offered at 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and transportation services are available Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 307.745.1511 for questions or to schedule your appointment, and remember 24 to 48 hours in advance is helpful!
If you have questions about all that the Eppson Center has to offer you can:
Check them out online at www.eppsoncenter.org
and get the monthly events calendar