Local senior citizens taking advantage of NextAge help

Many senior citizens in Lee County are taking full advantage of a new service that helps them perform daily tasks.

Posted: May. 14, 2019 10:51 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Many senior citizens in Lee County are taking full advantage of a new service that helps them perform daily tasks.

The program is called “NextAge," and it’s part of Methodist Senior Services.

It’s comprised of four parts:

  1. Handyman
  2. Housekeeping
  3. Meals on Wheels
  4. Call Center

George Barkley is a regular user of the Handyman and Housekeeping services.

He can get someone to come to his home and change an air filter or a light bulb.

“I can’t bend. I can’t walk hardly, and just knowing they’re here is a big load off my mind,” he said.

NextAge Executive Director Kimberly Easterling said the service is helpful for the nearly 12,000 people in Lee County who are at least 62 years old.

Jessica Waddlington said Tupelo was the perfect starting place for this program.

People can visit TheNextAge.org or call 1-844-466-3982 for more information. 

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