An Illustrious History
Neighborly Care Network began in 1966, when a group of concerned citizens started discussing the needs of a growing senior population. The Neighborly Center, Inc. was chartered that year as a nonprofit agency, with a mission of studying and fulfilling the needs of seniors in Pinellas County, Florida.
In 1968, Neighborly started the first federally funded Meals on Wheels program in the United States. At that time, approximately 100 elderly in St. Petersburg received the meals daily. Today, approximately 1,200 frail, homebound seniors in Pinellas County receive nutritious meals daily through the Neighborly Care Network Nutrition program.
Also in 1968, Neighborly opened the first Adult Day Care Center in the nation in St. Petersburg, serving eight clients. Today, we have three Adult Day Care Centers, and the program serves more than 400 seniors in Pinellas County.
45 Years of Serving the Elderly
Over the past 45 years, Neighborly has grown considerably and expanded its programs and services to include Senior Dining; Transportation; Medicare Home Health Services; a Neighborly Pharmacy; a nursing home diversion program; a membership transportation program; a homemaker services program; a unique gift and home decor shoppe, benefiting Meals on Wheels.