At least twice a year, Social Services Coordinator Sherriton Kerr organizes a fair for seniors living at Eskaton Lincoln Manor. Because this community is designed specifically for low-income older adults, Sherriton makes sure to provide useful connections that allow her residents access to meaningful services. "We are so blessed to have our county come to the building," says Sherriton. "We value El Dorado County Department of Human Services. From MediCal workers to Meals on Wheels volunteers, they go out of their way to make a difference in the lives of Eskaton residents."
Sherriton from Eskaton and Tiffany from Department of Human Services, El Dorado County.
Over the last 10 years Sherriton has developed some very strong relationships with the county. Because of the trust she has built, Sherriton is able to coordinate applications on behalf of her residents. In fact, 63 seniors living at Eskaton Lincoln Manor have been approved for the Home Energy Assistance Program.
Amanda Keck, Program Assistant for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) of El Dorado County, talks with Merle, an Eskaton resident.
At previous fairs, HEAP provided gifts for the residents including night lights, thermometers, and energy savings literature. "They love Eskaton," says Sherriton. "We live in a very compassionate community."
Nancy talks with Peggy about the Multiple Senior Service Program (MSSP) of El Dorado County.