Senior Center Resources and Public Transit
March 1 Keynote Speaker
Danny Allembaugh has found himself in what is likely his dream job.
As the newly-named director of operations for Senior Center Resources and Public Transit, Allembaugh is finding ways to reach out and assist the members of the community who truly need the services the agency provides.
“I just like helping people,” Allembaugh said. “That’s my mission in life.”
He has been with the center since 2013 and was announced as the director earlier this month, following a search as a result of the departure last September of former director David Caldwell.
Allembaugh said he and his wife, a pediatrician, moved to the area in 2006. Allembaugh at that time found work with a credit union, but soon was drawn to his goals of wanting to help others.
“That’s my one desire,” he said.
The agency provides nutrition and supportive aging services in coordination with the Area Agency on Aging, either through three senior centers — one each in Greenville, Lone Oak and Wolfe City — or through a variety of home-based programs.
Allembaugh wants to make the elderly population more aware of the services the agency provides; including Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker Services, Telephone Reassurance, Caregiver Education and Training and more.
“I also want people to understand the amount of hunger that we have here in Hunt County, because there is a lot,” Allembaugh said. “The need is out there.”
The center also operates The Connection, a reservation-based public transit service which is available to all Hunt County residents.
Allembaugh explained his goal is to increase the awareness of the service, to help area seniors with making their appointments in areas outside of Hunt County, such as at Veterans Affairs offices in Bonham and Dallas.
He also intends to go with the drivers of the Meals on Wheels program and personally meet with clients.
“To see what we need to do to better serve them,” Allembaugh said.
Additional information about Senior Center Resources and Public Transit is available by calling 903-454-1444 or through the agency’s web site at www.connectioninfo.org.