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Navigating the maze of information on care options and benefits is time consuming and overwhelming. Our senior advocates work with older adults, their families and caregivers to connect them with available resources and care options with the goal of helping them stay independent, enjoy an improved quality of life, and remain connected to their community. Here are topics we can help with:

Health and Nutrition
Heat Relief
Holiday Gifts for Seniors
Wellness Care
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Additional community resources are available.

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Health and Nutrition


Fit for Life Fitness Center

Aerobic equipment and mechanical weight systems designed for our clientele! The fitness center is staffed with friendly and knowledgeable CASI volunteers Monday through Friday and CASI Staff on Saturday mornings. New members can request two orientation sessions with a certified trainer for an additional charge. Accepting new members – 55 years and older!
Fitness Center Hours
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Sunday Closed

Eleanor's Café

Cafe photo Serving great coffee, light breakfast, and homemade soups, sandwiches and salads for lunch, the café is a great place to meet friends or make new ones. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Senior Nutrition Center by Milestones Agency on Aging

CASI offers a nutritious and delicious meal Monday – Friday from 11:30-Noon. Donations are accepted and go to Milestones Area Agency on Aging. CASI is one of 17 senior nutrition centers in Scott County. The center offers nutritious meals Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. for older adults. The program is funded by the Older Americans Act. For more information, call Milestones at 563-324-9085.

Please call Milestones, by noon, one day in advance to make a reservation, 563-324-9085, ext. 305 or CASI at 563-386-7477 ext. 248.

View the current month’s Milestones Café menu

Senior Emergency Foodbank

Seniors are now the fastest growing food insecure population in the country.

According to Feeding America, 1 in 11 seniors are food insecure, meaning they have or have had problems getting food and develop anxiety over when and where their next meal will come from. To help combat senior hunger in the Quad Cities CASI has partnered with the River Bend Foodbank and Feeding America to provide emergency food to seniors. The pantry is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and is available to individuals age 60 and older.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

The Senior Health Insurance Program provides confidential service through the State of Iowa to help seniors make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage. They provide free information on Medicare, Part A, Part B, the Medicare Drug Program and the Medicare Advantage programs.

Appointments required. Call 563-324-7477

Heat Relief

CASI is a cooling center for older adults during normal business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Be a Fan to a Senior (May-September)

Photo of fans gathered for the Be a Fan to a Senior project While many of us look forward to the hazy, lazy days of summer it can be an extremely dangerous time of year for older adults. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 40 percent of annual heat-related deaths occur in those 65 years of age and older.

Area seniors in need of heat relief should contact CASI at 563.386.7477. Fans are distributed to individuals over the age of 50 with photo I.D. Due to high demand for this program, only one fan per household.

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Holiday Gifts for Seniors


Senior Secret Santa (November and early December)

Photo of Christmas presents

We like it when you can’t keep a secret . . . and this is a secret we must share. The need to help many Quad City area senior citizens continues to grow throughout our region. And many older adults spend the holidays alone in their homes with little to no friend or family support.

It’s estimated that more than 50% of adults report feeling lonely during the holiday season. This feeling can be intensified for older adults who have lost loved ones over the years. Many seniors report not leaving their homes and not receiving any visitors or gifts during the holiday season.

At The Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI), we see many older adults whose gift list consists of everyday household and personal care items such as laundry soap, socks, pajamas or new under garments. They are not looking for extravagant gifts costing hundreds of dollars. They are hoping for items of everyday comfort and care as well as the warm feelings brought by spending time with those who care for them. Our Senior Secret Santa program funds holiday gifts for seniors.

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Wellness Care

CASI offers a wide variety of health and wellness services including:

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

The Senior Health Insurance Program provides confidential service through the State of Iowa to help senior make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage. They provide free information on Medicare, Part A, Part B, the Medicare Drug Program and the Medicare Advantage programs.

Speak to an Advocate


Free Community Advocacy Service

CASI’s senior advocates and service coordinators help families navigate through the maze of information on care options and available benefits for older adults. The goal of the program is to help adults stay independent, enjoy quality of life, and remain connected to the community. Meetings with senior advocates are private and confidential unless permission to share is given by the older adults and/or a caregiver with Power of Attorney privileges.

Additional Resources

Service Coordinators

CASI has Service Coordinators on-site at Edgewater on Third, Luther Crest, Luther Manor/Luther Heights, Luther Towers and Spruce Hills Village to help residents with care needs. CASI Senior Advocate located in the Community Services Department at the Scott Country Administration Building and also at Genesis Medical Center.

Client Testimonials

“My parents are getting to the point where they need some help to stay in their home and I want them to live there as long as they can. I live out of town and was not sure where to get help. A friend suggested calling CASI. A Senior Advocate visited with my parents, gave them information on services, and they are now getting home delivered meals. I know I have a reliable source that I can call anytime I have concerns about my mom and dad.”

“It seems like each month the money coming in doesn’t stretch as far as it used to. I called CASI to ask if any help was available. I met with a Senior Advocate who connected me with some programs and benefits that have helped me out financially.”

Contact an Advocate or Off Site Service Coordinator

563-386-7477

Tricia Bird
Genesis Medical Center Office: 563-421-4524
Mondays 1-4:3opm,
Tues, Wed, Thurs – 8am – 4:30pm
Fridays 8am – Noon
CASI Office: X 225
pbird@casiseniors.org
 
Andy Andersen, Senior Advocate
aandersen@casiseniors.org
Ext. 237
Vicky Ertel, Senior Advocate
vertel@casiseniors.org
Ext. 227
Harvey Wiley
Scott County Community Services Office: 563-326-8723
Monday – Thursday 8am – 4:30pm
CASI Office: X 254
hwiley@casiseniors.org
 
Carrie Wooldridge, Service Coordinator, Edgewater on Third
401 W. 3rd Street, Davenport, IA 52801
cwooldridge@casiseniors.org
Ext. 280
Brenda Chaffee-Pullman, Service Coordinator, Luther Towers
1810 E. 38th Street Ct., Davenport, IA 52807
bcpullman@caiseniors.org
Office hours M-F 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ext. 284
Brenda Chaffee-Pullman, Service Coordinator, Luther Manor/Heights
3118 Devils Glen Rd., Bettendorf, IA 52722
bcpullman@casiseniors.org
Office hours M-F 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Ext. 283
Jody Smith, Service Coordinator, Luther Crest
5454 N Gaines St, Davenport, IA 52806
jsmith@casiseniors.org
Office hours M-F 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ext. 281
Jody Smith, Service Coordinator, Spruce Hills Village
2380 Tech Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722
jsmith@casiseniors.org
Office Hours M-F 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ext. 282