The mission of Parker County Committee on Aging, Inc., is to identify and assess the needs of homebound older adults in Parker County, Texas and to provide life-sustaining services which allow them to live in the comfort of their homes. A further mission of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit is the operation of Parker County’s Senior Center that serves persons aged 60 and over with nutritional, educational, recreational, and social programs.
The Center serves a fast-growing county of 129,000 people, 15% of whom are 65+. The Center is a place for seniors to socialize, enjoy nutritious meals, and participate in fun activities such as yoga, pool, bingo and more. We also provide an onsite food bank once a month for seniors who need groceries.
The only organization of its kind in the area, PCCOA has built strong partnerships with families, businesses, regional healthcare organizations and others in and outside Parker County. In 2016, we served or assisted 1,200 older friends and families onsite, provided 4,800 hours of case management, initiated 4,870 phone calls to homebound seniors, prepared 18,500 onsite meals to visitors to the Center, and delivered 54,500 Meals on Wheels. Through our transit service, PCCOA provided 3,072 trips to doctors, pharmacies, grocery stores and other locations throughout Parker County.
PCCOA staff and volunteers offer some homebound seniors the only outside contact they have all week.
The organization is not a federal or state agency. PCCOA receives less than 28% of its annual revenue from government or public sources. The vast majority of its programs are funded through the very generous support of Parker County's residents, businesses, corporations, and foundations. The organization has 13 employees and utilizes 125 volunteers per week for the Meals on Wheels program alone. In other programs, another 25 volunteers per week assist the organization.
Serving Parker County seniors since 1974!