Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization founded in 1972 to provide a hot, well balanced meal to persons age 60 and over who are unable, due to age, physical, or mental condition or infirmity to shop, or prepare meals for themselves. Meals are served five days a week in the city limits of Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood, and are prepared by the Great Bend Senior Center. The cost of a meal is $5.25 for those that do not meet the over 60 and housebound criteria. If those criteria are met, we ask for a suggested donation of $3.35 per meal.
Interested in receiving a meal? Know someone who would like to receive a meal? Interested in being a volunteer Meals On Wheel driver to deliver meals? Call our office at (620) 786-7557 today! Your support greatly benefits our community, and helps to maintain this vital program.
Medical Transportation is a service we offer to anyone needing a ride to any medical related appointment, including the pick-up of your prescriptions. There are no age or income requirements to meet.
Our volunteers pick up and drive individuals to many of the surrounding communities and cities, including Hays, Salina, Hutchinson and Wichita.
Volunteers are essential in keeping this much needed service in place. If you’re interested in being a medical transportation driver, please call our office for more information. To request a ride or become a volunteer driver, call Victoria at (620) 792-1833.
Medicare Counseling - SHICK
Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) is a free program offering Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained volunteers and get answers to questions about Medicare. RSVP SHICK Counselors receive training on Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Part "D" prescription plans and other health insurance subjects that concern older Kansans. Our volunteers do not work for any insurance company. The goal is to educate and assist the public to make informed decisions on what's best for them.
AARP Tax Preparation
AARP Trained Volunteers offer free tax preparation help to anyone and if you're 50 and older, and can't afford a tax preparation service, this program was made especially for you. The volunteers understand that retirement or other life changes may mean your taxes are a little more complicated now. With the help of the IRS-certified volunteers the process is made easier.