The mission of the Parker County Committee on Aging (PCCOA) is to identify and assess the needs of the frail, homebound elderly of Parker County and to provide the services, including Meals on Wheels, that they need to live out their lives with dignity in the safety and comfort of their homes.
PCCOA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that also operates the Parker County Senior Center which serves people who are 60 and over, many with limited or fixed incomes. The Center serves a fast-growing county of 129,000 people, 15% of whom are 65+. The Center is a place for seniors to socialize, enjoy nutritious meals, and participate in fun activities such as yoga, pool, bingo and more. We also provide an onsite food bank once a month for seniors who need groceries.
The only organization of its kind in the area, PCCOA has built strong partnerships with families, businesses, regional healthcare organizations and others in and outside Parker County. In 2016, we served or assisted 1,200 older friends and families onsite, provided 4,800 hours of case management, initiated 4,870 phone calls to homebound seniors, prepared 18,500 onsite meals to visitors to the Center, and delivered 54,500 Meals on Wheels. Through our transit service, PCCOA provided 3,072 trips to doctors, pharmacies, grocery stores and other locations throughout Parker County.
PCCOA staff and volunteers offer some homebound seniors the only outside contact they have all week.
The organization is not a federal or state agency. PCCOA receives less than 28% of its annual revenue from government or public sources. The vast majority of its programs are funded through the very generous support of Parker County's residents, businesses, corporations, and foundations. The organization has 13 employees and utilizes 125 volunteers per week for the Meals on Wheels program alone. In other programs, another 25 volunteers per week assist the organization.