The Ray County Senior Services Board
The Ray County Senior Services Board is working with Catholic Charities through the Title V Senior Employment Program. This program will pay a trainee up to 20 hours per week to do minor home repair for Ray County senior citizens. Interested persons who are 55 years of age or older with an income below $13,500 if single and $18,500 if married should contact Michael Spaw at 1112 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64105; 816-221-4377 or email@example.com
The Ray County Senior Services Board (RCSSB) prepared and disseminated a brief, one-page survey or questionaire seeking the opinions of senior citizens in Ray County as to the services they feel they need in order to remain independent and healthy.
The survey was included in the April mailing of the City of Richmond water bills, thanks to the cooperation of City Administrator Rick Childers and City staffers; this put the survey in approximately 2500 City homes and businesses with RCSSB paying one-half of the cost of mailing.
The Richmond Daily News printed the survey in one of its editions at no cost to the RCSS Board; the Daily News circulation is over 2000 throughoout Ray County. The Lawson Review used the survey as an insert in one of its editions at a cost of $100 to the RCSSB.
In an attempt to give as many seniors in Ray County an opportunity to be heard via the survey, Board members also distributed the survey in local and area churches, senior citizen housing complexes and health offices as well as other places frequented by seniors such as the Ray County Fellowship Center.
These efforts to distribute the survey as widely as possible throughout Ray County led to a response of 520 surveys, mainly from senior citizens. The RCSSB will consider these responses when they determine how and where to expend the tax dollars they will receive for 2009.
The results of this survey have been published in the Richmond Daily News and may be viewed on this website through the following link: 2009 Ray County Senior Survey results*
To read the Ray County Senior Services Board Policy and Procedures, click link below:
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