MEALS ON WHEELS
Good nutrition is important to everyone and homebound seniors are especially at risk. FTHRA's Nutrition Program is partnered with Meals on Wheels to help seniors not go hungry. We provide nutritious meals that meet USDA guidelines for seniors. Wonderful volunteers in all our communities deliver the meals to each person.
Meals on Wheels is available in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties. Volunteers are always needed in each of these counties. Volunteers are essential to the program because not only do they deliver a meal to the recipients, often they are the only people the recipients see each day.
FTHRA also provides nutritious meals in a community meal setting. The Johnson County Senior Center serves lunch at 11am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, (closed on Wednesdays). As of August 1, 2021 meals will be served inside and you may dine-in or take your meal to-go. Anyone over the age of 60 is welcome to enjoy a lunch time meal. Registration with the meal site coordinator is all that is required, Trish Eastridge can be reached at 423-727-8883.
MYRIDE TN - JOHNSON COUNTY
MyRide TN is an expanding, sustainable, senior-friendly volunteer transportation service that has taken root in Tennessee. Volunteer drivers use their personal vehicles to carry older Tennesseans to a variety of destinations, including medical appointments and grocery stores. Rides are provided Monday–Friday and priority is given to doctor appointments.
Participants are 60 years of age and older, live independently and walk independently (or with assistance from walkers or canes), but do not drive. Volunteers are screened, trained, coordinated and monitored to ensure safe and secure door-through door service.
All MyRide TN drivers must have a valid Tennessee license, a clean driving record, and proof of insurance. Additionally, MyRide providers purchase excess auto, medical and liability insurance for volunteers, drivers who are also safeguarded by state and federal Volunteer Protection laws.
MyRide Johnson County is a membership program that has an affordable membership fee of $25 annually and $6 round trip ride fee. Please call the office for more questions or to become a member. For questions or to request a membership application speak with Danae Watson at 423-460-6012 or the Johnson County Senior Center at 423-727-8883. MyRide Video
RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)
Retired Senior Volunteer Program is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for those 55 and over. In this program, seniors use their unique skills and talents to serve in a variety of volunteer roles within the Northeast Tennessee Community.
RSVP volunteers serve in 64 work sites in the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee.
A few of the services they provide are:
New Volunteers are always needed. To volunteer at the Johnson County Senior Center please contact Tonya Townsend or Kathy Motsinger at 727-8883.