Published 7:52 pm Saturday, August 30, 2014


The Down East Seniors Club held their Aug. 27 meeting at the Blind Center of NC in Washington. President John Tunstall led the meeting. Ed Sample led the singing of “God Bless America” and gave the invocation. Dick Paul provided humor.

Program Chairman Phil Ryals introduced Laurie Leggett and Kristen Hamilton with the Beaufort County Department of Social Services. These ladies work in the Adult Services area and they described the programs covered in this area. There are Home-Delivered Meals available for those age 60 or older who are homebound. Volunteers are always needed to deliver these meals. The meals are distributed from the East Haven Apartments. There are In-Home and Respite Care available for people age 50 or older who are disabled. There are Adult Protective Services for at-risk people age 18 or older. There is guardianship for people who are unable to make decisions for themselves. There is Rest Home-Level Care at home for people who qualify. The DSS also checks the seven rest homes in the county to be sure they meet state standards.

There was some discussion among the members about whether anyone would like to volunteer to deliver meals for DSS. Anyone interested in doing this is to email Stewart Rumley.

Bob Byrum won the 50/50 drawing.