Heating Assistance Available: Application Deadline: May 31, 2022
The Ohio Department of Development and the XENIA ADULT RECREATION AND SERVICES CENTER want to remind Ohioans that assistance is available to help with their home energy bills. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps Ohioans at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills. Applied directly to the customer’s utility or bulk fuel bill, the benefit can help manage heating costs. Ohioans can visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov
to apply online, download a copy of the application or find contact information for a local Energy Assistance Provider
(EAP). When applying, individuals need to have copies of the following documents:
HEAP benefits are applied to an individual’s energy bill after January 1st. Applications for the HEAP program must be received by May 31, 2022. For more information about HEAP, You may call XENIA ADULT RECREATION AND SERVICES CENTER SUPPORTIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT 937-376-4353 Or, you may also call (800) 282-0880 to be connected to your local Energy Assistance provider; (hearing impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.
AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM: (A.C.P.) Provides up to a $30 monthly discount on broadband services.
ELIGIBILITY: 200% of the federal poverty level
1 person household can make $2,146 or less monthly
2 person household can make $2,903 or less monthly
3 person household can make $3,660 or less monthly
4 person household can make $4,416 or less monthly
To apply go to ACPBenefit.org to apply online or print an application. You can also Contact your internet company, ask if
they participate in the ACP. If so they can assist you in applying. Questions on the ACP program? Contact the ACP Support Center at (877) 384-2575.
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:
Teguin Hayslip: Homemaker Services Coordinator/Supervisor; 376-4353
Charlie Ayers: Transportation Manager: 376-4353
Angela Glenn: Supportive Services Manager: 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!
MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM (MSP) eligibility for 2022-2023 I am sure you have heard those commercials about getting money back in your social security check? “What’s the deal with those” I have been asked hundreds of times. THIS is the only way you can get your Medicare Premium covered and it’s through a government program called the MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM (MSP). The catch? ELIGIBILITY. You must meet certain income and asset limits to qualify. There are 3 programs under MSP: QMB/SLMB/Q1. Call the local Greene County Department of Job and Family Services for a MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM application: 937-562-6000 Here are the MAXMIUM income/resource eligibility for the MSP’s. A single person can make $1,549 or less with resources less than $8,400 A married couple can make $2,080 or less with resources less than $12,600
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:
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 CoordinatorTEGUIN HAYSLIP at 937-376-4353.