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Senior Wellbeing

CURRENT: Due to COVID-19, all in-person senior activities are currently paused. ENCAP is still providing drive-up pantry services Tuesdays and Thursday 9AM – 2PM, and commodity food distribution / delivery. For questions, or more information please contact (WHO), at (phone number and e-mail here). Please check back for updates.


Stay tuned for senior activities to begin again!  Here are some wellness programs we are looking to start in May/June 2021:

  • Gardening/Cooking Class (Partnering with Whispering Roots)
  • Tai-Chi
  • Qi Gong
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Brain Health
  • Art
  • Nutrition
  • And much more!

If you’re interested, or know a senior age 60 + that might be interested, please contact:
Cat Pitman, Senior Wellness Coordinator
(402) 453-5656 ext. 230 
 


ENCAP’s Senior Wellbeing Services provide supports to older adults (60+) to reduce feelings of isolation, and improve health as a result of increased access to nutritious food. Below are some of the ways that ENCAP can help:
 

FELLOWSHIP:

  • Monthly Senior Breakfasts: includes a group meal with other local seniors and a guest speaker or seasonal event / theme (no cost to participants).
  • Social Activities (cards, bingo, music etc.)
  • Craft Center: ENCAP houses a craft / activity room for seniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays to sew, or work on craft projects together (self-guided).
  • Group Exercise Classes (led by our partners at UNO).
     

IMPROVE HEALTH AND ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Senior Pantry OMAHA: Drive-up Tuesday & Thursdays from 9AM – 2PM at 2406 Fowler Avenue.
  • Bellevue Food Pantry: Emergency food support – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9AM – 12:00 noon, & 1PM – 4PM at 1908 Hancock Street in Bellevue.
  • Monthly Food Distribution: Delivery of USDA commodities to income eligible seniors (monthly incomes of $1,383 or less).
  • Clinic Events: Blood Pressure Checks & Flu Shots
  • Group Exercise Classes: Including chair yoga and movement & balance exercises.
  • Cooking Classes (via Whispering Roots) such as Cooking on a Budget & Cooking for Diabetes 
  • Community Outdoor Garden: ENCAP has 16 garden plots, and encourages anyone who is interested to plant and tend to their garden plot throughout the growing season.
  • Hydroponic Indoor Garden: An opportunity for seniors to work together to tend to plants, and grow their own produce indoors.
  • Whispering Roots
    Whispering Roots
  • Lozier Foundation
    Lozier Foundation
  • Omaha Community Foundation
    Omaha Community Foundation
  • NCFF
    NCFF
  • Midlands Community Foundation
    Midlands Community Foundation
  • NonProfit Association of the Midlands
    NonProfit Association of the Midlands
  • Dollar Energy Fund
    Dollar Energy Fund