Elder Services

Chickasaw elders are treasured members of the tribe. They deserve programs to enhance daily life, from meal delivery to help with household chores to transportation. Senior centers are the hub of activity throughout the Chickasaw Nation.

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About Elders Services

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation’s elders programs play a critical role in improving the quality of life for some of the Nation’s most treasured citizens.

Chickasaw Nation Transportation Services

Angie Gilliam, Director of Transportation Services
The Chickasaw Nation’s Transportation Services program assists citizens who need help getting to various appointments.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Home Maintenance

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
Home should be a place of warmth and safety for elders, so assistance for minor repairs and winter firewood is available.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Chore Services

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
The Division on Aging created a program to offer that extra assistance for chores the elder is not able to manage on his or her own.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Elder Veterans' Trip to Washington, D.C.

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
Their journey of service to our country comes full circle as our American heroes are recognized with a trip to the Nation's capital.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Caregiver Assistance Program

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
At some point in your life, this program will probably apply to you.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Burial Assistance Supplemental Program

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
If private funeral and burial benefits do not cover all costs, additional tribal benefits may be available.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Assisted Living Benefit Program

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
Services are available to allow elders to live independently as long as possible in an assisted living center.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Senior Nutrition Program

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
Karen Cook describes how the senior nutrition program enhances the quality of life for all American Indians who qualify for the service.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Wisdom Walkers

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
The premise of Wisdom Walkers is simple: to increase physical activity among seniors at the centers.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Centers Provide More Than Meals

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
Friendship and activity await American Indian elders through the Division on Aging.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Wii Bowling Tournaments

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
Seniors master new technology and have a ball with this video game.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Activities at Centers

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
The senior centers have something for everyone — food, friendship and family.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Veterans' Jackets

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
A special tribute for Chickasaw veterans is available through the Division on Aging.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Honoring Chickasaw Veterans

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
Service and sacrifice for our country are recognized for our Chickasaw elder veterans.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Holidays at the Center

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
While friends and fun are available every day at the senior centers, the holidays bring parties, programs and new reasons to celebrate life.

Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging: Annual Elders Conference

Karen Cook, former Division on Aging Administrator
Karen Cook describes how the Annual Chickasaw Elders Conference began.