Empire Older Citizens, Inc. is committed to the prevention of
unnecessary and/or inappropriate institutionalization of older persons by:
the development and maintenance of comprehensive user-friendly community
based long term care services in Lee, Wise, Scott Counties, and the City
of Norton; recognizing that families provide the bulk of care for older
people and then developing a user-friendly comprehensive infrastructure to
support family caregivers; and by serving as an active and responsible
advocate on issues effecting older persons.
Empire Older Citizens, Inc. is further committed to the concept of
intergenerational programming and is devoted to developing programs
utilizing the talents and skills of both the young and the old in service
to each other and by supporting relatives caring for children other than
Empire Older Citizens, Inc. strongly believes that healthy people and
healthy families result in healthy communities and works to achieve this.
Thus, MEOC emphasizes wellness and health promotion as part of its mission
to promote a quality life for all. Physical health, mental health,
economic security, spirituality, and emotional health are all important,
interrelated aspects of true wellness.
Empire Older Citizens, Inc. is committed to developing and maintaining
a specialized and public transportation system that is for all ages, all
clients and patients of area health and human services organization, and
which is seamless and coordinated.
Empire Older Citizens, Inc. is committed to the prevention of abuse of
both the young and the old, to protecting the rights of all ages in
harmful and potentially harmful situations, and to supporting families in
ways to promote a safe and healthy home.
Empire Older Citizens, Inc. is committed to carrying out its mission
in partnership with our local community and those individuals,
organizations, and agencies sharing similar goals and values who
demonstrate the ability to work together in a truly collaborative manner.
This partnership of families and communities is central to all of the
efforts of Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.