Butler County Senior Services
A noon meal is available for a suggested donation for individuals 60 years of age or older. Call 402-367-6131 one day in advance or by 9 am the day of to make a reservation. Meals are also available for those under 60 years of age for a fee.
There are individual, extenuating circumstances that may qualify someone to receive a noon meal for a suggested donation. Please call and visit with the Butler County Program Manager for details.
A salad bar is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with the regular meal. A suggested donation of $3.50 for individuals 60 years of age or older and a $4.50 fee for those under age 60 for the daily meal. Call for details.
Home Delivered Meals
These meals are available in David City and close distances. Each meal is one-third of the recommended daily nutritional needs for an individual. The meals are delivered by volunteers dedicated to helping others. Modified diets are also available with doctor's orders. Call for complete information or one day in advance to order a meal.
Health & Fitness
Foot care clinics, blood pressure screenings, and hearing aid services are offered at various times during the month. Special presentations and programs, many focusing on health education, are offered periodically throughout the year.
Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
What: Tai Chi is a graceful form of exerre ise th at i nvo Ives a series of movements, kn own as forms th at a re performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. It is a low impact exercise that puts minimal stress on muscles and joints-making it suitable for many older adults. It doesn't require special equipment and can be practiced indoors or outdoors, either alone or in a group.
Who: People who are 60 years of age or older.
Why: Each year, about one third of adults aged 65 years of age and older fall, and 20 to 30 percent of those who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, such as bruises, hip fractures, and head traumas. Falls a re the le ad i ng ca use of in jury deaths and the most common ca use of non fatal injuries among this population. By taking a Tai Chi class you improve your strength and balance, and helps prevent falls. Research has shown that practicing Tai Chi, a balance-prompting exercise, is a very effective way for older adults to reduce the risk of falling and to maintain their independence.
FROG - Fitness Reaching Older Generations on Wednesdays: An exercise program led by a trained instructor. It is designed to help older adults improve their mobility and strength to help prevent injuries caused by falls. Exercise is low impact, with or without chair assistance, and only as strenuous as the participant wants it to be.
We have many activities for people to participate in such as quilting, puzzles, and cards. We have cards every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm.
Public transportation for all ages is provided by the Butler County Transit Van. Service can be one way or round trip. We do have special rate days for Omaha, Lincoln and Columbus. For complete details, cost and scheduling call 402-367-6131.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Phone: 402-367-6131 This is a taxi service in David City that is operated by volunteers. Call for more information or to schedule transportation. Advanced arrangements are necessary.)
An Aging Partners counselor is located at 370 N. Fifth St., David City. Call 402-367-4537 for advice and information on how to remain independent and in your own home.
Butler County Senior Services
Butler County Senior Services is dedicated to helping individuals age 60 and older live independently and remain an active and vital part of the community. We provide information on the network of services available to older adults and assist individuals and their families in accessing these services.
Butler County Senior Services is jointly sponsored by County, State and Federal funds made available through the Butler County Board of Supervisors and Aging Partners. Contributions for services and donations also help to support the program.
All activities and services of the Butler County Senior Services Program are provided without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or disability.