WINTER 2021-2022 HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INFO

CHARLIE SEARCHING FOR NEW DRIVERS!


If interested in driving for the senior center please contact Charlie Ayers at 937-376-4353

Angela Glenn: Supportive Services Manager: 376-4353

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XARSC HOMEMAKER PROGRAM

One of the goals of the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center Homemaker Program is to help the aging   remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Our Homemaker Program helps support this goal through an informal, friendly program that assists the aging with light housekeeping, including:​

  • ​Light Cleaning and Laundry
  • Grocery shopping/Errands
  • Meal Preparation
  • ​​Other Miscellaneous Tasks​

Services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. The Services can be provided on a regular basis or for a  specific instance or timeframe, e.g., recovering from surgery. ​Homemakers in the program are expected to be  courteous and kind to their clients. They are trained to work effectively, communicate patiently and recognize their  special needs and support them with the care and respect they deserve. ​The Homemaker Coordinator visits every  potential homemaker client at their home to review a homemaker plan. ​Aside from client satisfaction surveys, the  Coordinator also completes follow up in-home visits to evaluate the Homemakers performance/behavior. ​For more    information call XARSC Homemaker Coordinator Debbie Rowland at 937-376-4353. 

Supportive Services

Homemaker Services  

Transportation Services.

​937-376-4353


 

XARSC TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

​ The XARSC Transportation The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center has had a transportation program since   1982. The purpose of the program is to provide transportation to the aging and disabled in Greene County and to   assist individuals so they may live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.


 ABOUT THE DRIVERS:  All drivers are trained and certified. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Area Agency on Aging, and   the senior center provide training in transporting aging and disabled passengers. Drivers must receive Defensive Drive training.  Other training requirements include DRIVE training, Sensitivity to Aging training, CPR and First Aid   training, and Blood Borne Pathogen training. Drivers are committed to providing kind, courteous service and to transporting clients safely to their destination. ABOUT OUR VEHICLES: The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center has 20 wheelchair equipped vans. The vans vary in size, there are small vans that seat only a few people and there are large vans that seat up to 16 individuals. Some of the vans are several years old and a couple are only one or two years old!

 WHAT DOES THE CENTER TRANSPORTATION OFFER?

 Individuals age 50 and above may request local transportation (Xenia to Xenia) with a $4.00 donation each way. This   can include rides to non medical appointments such as shopping, hair appointments, medical appointments, visits to   the center, etc. Our Area Agency on Aging funded MEDICAL transportation is for seniors 60 and older and MEDICAL   APPOINTMENTS ONLY. Seniors must qualify for the funding and be registered by an XARSC Staff member. (Other   individuals may be referred through other agency contracts) Several weeks notice is needed for Medical out of town   transportation due to high demand for the service. 


Donations for the medical transportation by the senior center allow us to continue to provide transportation services to those in need, as well as many other services/activities provided by the Center.  Your donations are tax deductible and help us help others. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Debbie Rowland: Homemaker Services Coordinator; 376-4353

Charlie Ayers:  Transportation Manager: 376-4353

2021-2022 Home Energy Assistance Program

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps older Ohioans at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines to pay their heating bills. Criteria includes someone in the home is disabled OR 60+ years of age. HEAP benefits are applied to an individual’s energy bill AFTER January 1st, 2022. 
For more info about HEAP, you can contact  The Community Action Agency for Greene County @            937-376-7747 or go online to: energyhelp.ohio.gov.


The Xenia Senior Center also has applications on hand to mail out for those wanting to apply. Just call  937-376-4353 and ask for Support Services. We can mail you an application, answer questions, etc.

The Monthly household income eligibility guidelines:                                                                                                                                 

  • A 1-person household can make: $1,878 month or less
  • A 2-person household can make: $2,540 month or less                                   
  • A 3 person household can make: $3,203 month or less                                             
  • A 4 person household can make: $3,865 month or less                                   
  • A 5 person household can make: $4,525 month or less                                                                                                                               


  




 

 X ARSC SUPPORTIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:  

​​ The Supportive Services Department of The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center provides services to 

 area homebound seniors who need linkage to services appropriate for their needs. The target population is the aging   who lack a sufficient support system, those who may be isolated/more frail, and have the greatest need for services.   The Manager receives and responds to referrals from the community, such as hospitals, home care agencies, churches,   concerned neighbors, families of a senior and even  seniors themselves. In-home assessments are completed and we 

 will link the client to the available resources in the community. Support Services Include: 

  •  Public benefits: Assisting with linkage to various public benefits including Home Energy (winter) Assistance   & Summer Cooling Assistance Programs, Senior Housing, etc.
  •  Medicare Counseling:  Medicare, Open Enrollment (for Parts C & D) Medicare Savings Programs, etc.
  •  Meals on Wheels for those 60/older who are unable to cook for themselves and are homebound.
  •  Telephone Reassurance is a program where seniors are   linked to a phone friend, who will call them regularly! ​
  •  Medical Transportation Registrations;. Assessing Greene County seniors 60/older for medical transportation needs​
  •  Information & referrals: Providing information on community resources and referrals as needed.