Julie Knoblich, Director of Human Resources, Barton Community College and Bernie Jamieson, accountant with Benefits Managements Inc. were recognized for serving six years on the Board of Directors of ElderCare, Inc. Knoblich served as Board chair and Jamieson served as Board Secretary–Treasurer. Janet Splitter, Executive Director of ElderCare, Inc. presented each with a plaque in appreciation of their leadership and counsel guiding the service to older adults. Current members of the Board include: Julie Knoblich, Bernie Jamieson, Barbara Shirk, Larry Collins, Richard VonFeldt, Terry Conard and Robin Fabricius.
Newly elected members are Sharon Manning, Account Manager at Benefit Management, Inc. and Elaine Simmons, Dean of Workforce Training and Community Education at Barton Community College.
ElderCare, Inc. is a non-profit agency which strives to enhance the quality of life for older adults. One division of the agency is Friendship Meals and Meals on Wheels in the 28 counties of Southwest Kansas providing meals for people 60 years or older. Over 1,600 meals are served Monday through Friday at noontime in 40 locations. The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas, is the local site for Friendship Meals and Meals-on-Wheels.
Homes Services is another division of ElderCare, Inc. which has assisted over 3,000 clients since 1992. The services are tailored to each individual’s needs, varying from a few hours monthly to around-the-clock care. Care may include personal care and hygiene; homemaker care such as cooking, laundry and cleaning, and respite assistance for a caregiver. The services are available in Barton, Pawnee, Stafford, Rush, Edwards, Pratt, Ford and Kiowa counties.