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
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 Coordinator Debbie Rowland at 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:
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: