Senior Resource Programs
Did you know that over 20 percent of people living on Merritt Island are 65 or older, and approximately 25 percent of those individuals live alone? Isolation, poor nutrition, and overall health are priority concerns for these residents. As a result, I Love My Island, Inc. offers help to any senior looking for assistance finding local resources or socialization groups.
I Love My Island, Inc. understands that finding the right resources to assist seniors with everyday activities can be challenging, stressful, and time-consuming. Whether you’re a senior looking for assistance grocery shopping or a family member questioning whether a parent can continue to safely live at home, we are here to guide you through each step of the process.
With years of experience, I Love My Island, Inc. has built an extensive library of local contacts ready to provide assistance. Our team is up to date on the most current information, has met with each service provider, and has a strong understanding of available programs, associated costs, and eligibility requirements. We also provide follow-up appointments, if needed, to monitor progress.
Let us help bridge the gap and make the process of finding the right local resources more streamlined. This service is provided at no cost. Our only goal is to help identify and access local services that will be helpful to you or your family member.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your options, please call. We are more than happy to speak with you at one of our offices or within the comfort of your own home.
Seniors At Lunch/ Healthy Meals for Older Islanders
The Seniors At Lunch program is one of Merritt Island’s best-kept secrets and is held every weekday at Woody Simpson Recreation Center. This program offers social opportunities, activities, and hot meals to anyone who struggles with a disability or is over the age of 60. Free transportation is also provided in the Merritt Island area North of 520.
In conjunction with Seniors At Lunch, I Love My Island, Inc. offers Healthy Meals for Older Islanders as an added service to participants. This program provides simple, nutritious take-home meals for individuals identified in the community as needing food. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while all on-site programs are closed, I Love My Island, Inc. is helping ensure these seniors are not forgotten.
The Healthy Meals for Older Islanders program is operated on donations from our generous donors. All funds are used to provide participants with activity supplies, take-home groceries, and personal care items. During the holiday season, donations will also go toward providing gift baskets.
While your cash donations allow us to shop for this program weekly to meet our current participants’ dietary restrictions, there are some items we accept as well, such as low-sodium canned meats, fish, and soups. We also accept donations of fresh vegetables from your garden on Mondays. If you would like more information on this program, please email.
Coffee with Seniors – Be Our Guest
Our “Coffee with Seniors – Be Our Guest” program brings seniors who live in nursing homes and assisted living centers into our store to socialize, enjoy refreshments, and shop. Each participant will be paired with a volunteer and receive a gift certificate upon arrival.
If you are 16 years or older and would like to volunteer for this program, please email carolyn at CJP.firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can submit your phone number and we will reach out to you shortly!