We are PCCOA. We are “Meals on Wheels” for Parker County, Texas. We provide access to activities, nutrition, transportation, education, information, and whatever it takes to help our 60+ live better lives and longer lives.
We are Baby Boomers, and Generation X, and Xennials, and Millennials, who are thinking outside the box, pooling creative talents, and putting together the best of what we have to offer and giving to our community.
We are PCCOA staff, volunteers, and community supporters. We are passionate about what we do. We are in this together and we are here for the long haul. So bring your passion – volunteer – give – share – teach – donate – join us – and contribute to who we are.
PARKER COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING, INC.
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.
Plans to provide services for the seniors of Parker County began on June 27, 1975, when a group of citizens met for an organizational meeting to realize a dream. The City of Weatherford provided many hours of preparation for grants and funding; plans were set in motion for the development of Meals on Wheels program for Parker County. The first activities were held in May 1977 at the old college library building, which became the first senior center. Then, in January 1988, a larger facility with its own Meals on Wheels kitchen opened its doors and has been the home of the Parker County Senior Center ever since.
The Senior Center is a place for those 60 and over to socialize, enjoy nutritious meals, and participate in activities such as yoga, pool, bingo, woodcarving, and more. PCCOA provides other important services, as well as an onsite food bank used on an as needed basis and in emergencies for those who need groceries.
PCCOA has built strong partnerships with families, businesses, regional healthcare organizations in and outside Parker County. In 2017, we delivered 54,500 lunches through Parker County Meals on Wheels. We also served or assisted 1,200 seniors and families on-site, provided 4,800 hours of case management, initiated 4,870 phone calls to homebound Meals on Wheels recipients, and prepared 18,500 onsite meals to visitors of the Center. Through our transit service, PCCOA provided over 3,072 trips to pharmacies, grocery stores, the Senior Center for lunches and events, and to other locations throughout Parker County.
All of our services are free to 60+ citizens of Parker County, Texas.
PCCOA is not a federal or state agency and receives less than 30% 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 residents, businesses, corporations, and foundations.
The organization has 13 employees and enjoys the generous support of 125 volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program. An additional 25 volunteers assist each week at the Senior Center.