Elderly Center

Mission 

Comanche Nation Elderly Center Title VI Program

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for Elder Native American Indians. Our main goal is to provide a well-balanced meal, to help fight hunger, food insecurities, and to assist them with resources to meet their needs within our Elderly Native American population.
The CNEC Title VI Program is a program with the specific intent to provide services to all federally recognized tribal elders 60 and above. Noon meals are served Monday through Friday from 11:45AM thru 12:45PM.
 Our priority is to serve those with the greatest economic and social needs such as low-income, isolated, frail and/or impaired Elders. It is our intent to improve the quality of life for our program participants by fostering an environment in which their dignity and pride can grow and flourish. We recognized that our Elders are to be treated with honor and respect in all aspects of their lives.

The Comanche Nation Elderly Center Title VI program is foundered by Federal Grants and tribal funding, in order to remain eligible for funding there are rules and regulations we must adhere to:

As a meal recipient, you have the RIGHT to:

  • Receive service without discrimination and be treated with consideration, respect and recognition of your dignity and individuality by program staff and volunteers.
  • Meals are available to eligible participants without regard to income, race, religion, sex or handicap.
  • Know that any personal information you share with program staff will be kept strictly confidential.
  • Receive a variety of quality nutrition meals.
  • Receive all services available from Title VI Nutrition Program which you are eligible for including all available information on referrals to other community services.
  • Express opinions, complaints or suggestions regarding program services.

 

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Program Participants that are eligible for Title VI Nutrition Services are required to submit an updated application annually, this is mandatory EVERY OCTOBER. Please report any changes in your health, living situation, address, phone number or emergency contacts to staff at the Comanche Nation Elderly Center at 580-355-2330.
  • To be eligible for home delivered meals you must provide a Homebound Certification signed by your physician stating that you suffer from a medical condition which prevents you from leaving home and for how long. This is a required document that must be resubmitted annually in October, failure to do so will result in removal from the home delivery portion of the program.
  • You must be home to accept your meals. If you will not be home for the meal delivery, you must call us at (580) 355-2330. You can call to cancel your meals up to 9:00 a.m. the day of delivery. If you are having difficulty making it to the door for your delivery you may make arrangements with your driver to leave your meal in your provided cooler.
  • WE WILL NOT LEAVE MEALS exposed to the elements. We are NOT permitted to leave meals in a hallway, you must have an insulated cooler outside your door if you cannot answer right away (arrangements can be made with your driver to leave your meal in a cooler). If you are going to be gone for any amount of time and you do not notify us and meals are returned to the center for disposal for 2 consecutive days, we will cease deliveries and you will have to reapply for the meal program.
  • Title VI Nutrition Program complies with all health, sanitary and food safety regulations. However, once you or other responsible party has accepted your meal either personally or it is placed in your cooler as agreed upon, you assume the responsibility for proper food handling and storage. Our obligation has been discharged.
Services 

The Comanche Nation Elderly Center provides the following services under three program sections:

DIRECT SERVICES: The Title VI Meal Program

  • Congregate/ Drive-thru meals
  • Home delivered meals
  • Referrals (tribal & outside entities)
  • Case Management
  • Transportation (case by case)
  • Health and wellness Awareness
  • Activities
  • COVID/ Flu Clinics
  • Diabetes Awareness
  • Nutrition Classes
  • Health Fair (annual)

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT PROGRAM:

  • Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services.
  • Individual Counseling
  • Support Group Meetings
  • Caregiver Training
  • Respite Care to temporarily relieve caregivers from their duties
  • Caregiver supplemental services
  • Lending closet
  • Consumable items (adult briefs, blue pads, wipes, etc.)
  • Outreach Services (PPE, Care Packages)
  • CPR Training

SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES:

  • Notary Services
  • Medicaid / Medicare Counseling
  • Home Visits/ Welfare Checks
  • Assists with Home Health Care and Long-Term Care Services
  • Assists with HOSPICE Services
  • Assists with medical supplies and medications
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Program Referrals
  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Wills Clinic (OILS)

Elderly Center

Physical Address:
1107 SW H Ave
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: (580) 355-2330
Fax Number: (580) 355-2365
Mailing Address:
PO Box 908
Lawton, OK 73502

Email

Elderly Center
Renea Toahty
Title VI Program Director

Staff

Carletta Tahchawwickah
Cook/Van Driver
Jennifer Bordeaux
Title VI Program Coordinator
Bert McClung
Van Driver/Maintenance
Tina Redelk
Cook/Van Driver
Debbie Mileto
Kitchen Assistant/Van Driver
Amy Wermy
Kitchen Assistant/Van Driver
Ann Morrison
Prep Cook/Van Driver
Lennetta Davenport
Senior Services Specialist

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm