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Ulysses K. Abraham Tribal Elderly Nutrition Center – Ron Redday, Program Manager

 

Last updated 11/21/2021 at 10:34pm



Ulysses K. Abraham Tribal Elderly Nutrition Center – Ron Redday, Program Manager

Our Mission: The mission of the SWO Elderly Nutrition Program is to provide quality services and other social activities to our elders to help restore, stabilize and strengthen the family unit so the elder can remain independent to the greatest extent possible.

Meal Counts:

Home Delivered/Pick-up Meals: 4520-Delivered 56-Pickup

Serving Days :19

Miles Driven :281

Staff Update:

We currently have 8 employees which are full-time, and part-time. Our employee's work various hoursSsru Friday. We currently are collaborating with National Indian Council on Aging, Inc.

(NICOA) who pays for 1 employee to work for 29 hours a week. We also utilize ET/DEMO,

Elder/Adult work experience program that also someone to work roughly 4 hours a day or up to 40hrs

per week.

Community Information / Education Distribution:

We have been handing out flyers in conjunctions with the CHE. CHE did a ride along this month and

handed out information and nightlights on tips to help make an elder home safer to avoid injuries or

trips. We will be starting our 6th round of bingo for our meal participants. The Elders are very happy

about bingo. The current prizes come out of the pocket of our employee that want to donate not all do

but most do. Any donation you wish to help with please contact Jennie Crawford at 698-9023. Normal

donation are $25.00 gift card or cash, and some of our employee like to make a basket with different

items such as self-care or snacks or things of that nature. THANK YOU TO DAKOTA MAGIC FOR

THE 5 STAY AND PLAY PACKAGE FOR OUR BLACK OUT BINGO GAMES. DAKOTA

CONNECTION FOR THE DINNER FOR TWO (2).

BIG COULEE • BUFFALO LAKE •ENEMY SWIM • HEIPA/VEBLEN • LAKE TRAVERSE • LONG HOLLOW • OLD AGENCY

Building Maintenance/Equipment: (Needed/Approved/Pending Transaction)

We need to have our Handicap door replaced. The bathrooms on the east side of the building needs to be

repainted and remodeled. The electrical wiring needs to be updated. After speaking with Tribal

Secretary Thompson, and the delta variant numbers increasing, we will not be reopening for indoor meal

service until the first of the year. This would be a good time to get some work done on the building. Just

need to secure some funding for the project. Hopefully council can set aside some money for a small

remodeling project.

Meeting/Training:

We have been participating in weekly tele-conference on Thursday’s as well as individual site training

with our regional staff regarding Title VI.

Upcoming Items:

The Elderly Advisory board has asked me to look into some information regarding training for the board

on a list of items they would like information on or training on. The Elderly Advisory Board has not met

for some time, not sure when the next meeting will be held. Arrow Heating and Air are working on the

install of the HVAC unit and should be complete by the end of the week. We will be doing a

Thanksgiving meal on Friday the 19th, this will be a drive thru event. We will still be delivering our

normal route meals, but all other elders can come through and pick up a meal at the center on that

Friday.

Elder Concerns:

According to Title VI our drivers are basically doing a daily a welfare checks on all our participants.

Title VI actually would like us to visually see each participant every day when delivering their meal.

This has helped a few of our elders with medical issues. A report is given to me and the necessary steps

are taken. It could be notifying Law Enforcement or calling an ambulance immediately. The steps are

documented and saved.

 
 

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