Fayette Senior Services gets $500,000 grant

Outside view of Fayette Senior Services in Fayetteville. File photo.

Fayette Senior Services (FSS) has been awarded $500,000 by the Atlanta Regional Commission for the provision of services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.

The $500,067 in funding will help people remain independent and stay in their homes and communities, avoiding costly institutional settings such as nursing homes, according to ARC.

FSS CEO Nancy Meaders said the funds will be used for the Meals on Wheels program, non-emergency medial transport, in-home services and case management.

In total, nearly $13 million was awarded to 10 local organizations and five regional specialty agencies across the 10-county ARC area.

“This funding is critical to support efforts across the region that enable people to remain in their homes and lead more satisfying, self-reliant lives,” said Becky Kurtz, manager of ARC’s Aging and Independence Services

ARC, as the federally-designated Area Agency on Aging, solicits partners to deliver services including personal care, in-home respite, homemaking, home-delivered and congregate meals, senior recreation, case management, transportation, assistive technology and legal assistance.