Empowering Independence

Commissioners Name Gore as Acting Senior Services Director

The Union County Board of Commissioners has named John Gore as Acting Director of the Senior Services and UCATS programs effective August 24, 2015.  Gore currently serves as Director of the Union County Department of Jobs and Family Services, responsibilities he will also continue to perform. 

“John will be committing more than 75 percent of his focus on Senior Services and UCATS throughout the end of the year,” stated Commissioner Charles Hall.  “He is a respected leader within the community and has the requisite skills and abilities to evaluate and prioritize the delivery of senior services in the county.”

For the first time since Union County voters approved a portion of sales tax dollars towards senior services the increase in demand for in-home care services has created a waiting list for those services.  “We believe John’s health and human services background will enable him to evaluate our case management process and assist us in setting budget priorities for the remainder of this year and for 2016.” Hall said.  

 

Union County Senior Services can assist setting up services such as respite for caregivers as well as services for seniors such as personal care, homemaking, personal emergency response systems, friendly visits, utility and medication assistance and grocery shopping for homebound seniors among others. These programs are provided on a sliding fee-scale and are funded by the National Family Caregiver and Title III Grants and the Union County Senior Services Sales Tax.