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 and the clients satisfaction. For more information on this program, call XARSC Homemaker Coordinator Debbie Rowland.
FYI: TELASSURANCE PROGRAM
The XARSC Telephone Reassurance Program, AKA: "TELASSURANCE", is a unique program
that the center has offered for over 30 years. The purpose of the program
is to link volunteer "phone friends" up with a senior who would
benefit from someone checking up on them thru a phone call during
the week. Volunteers and clients are matched up and the volunteer
will contact the client to see how often they would like to be called.
The normal amount of calls are 3-5 times a week. The Supportive Services Department
manages this program. This program has created great friendships over the years,
and one of the volunteers, Mrs Cathy Priebisch, has been a volunteer "phone friend" for almost 30 years.
If you enjoy talking on the phone, cheering others up, have a positive, uplifting attitude,
we need you as a volunteer! If you are in need of being called as a
recipient of the program, just call and sign up! Call 376-4353 and ask for Angie
Homemaker Services Coordinator
Supportive Services Manager
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 OUR VEHICLES:
The Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center has 17 wheel chair 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 OFFER?
Individuals age 50 and above may request local transportation (Xenia to Xenia) with a $4.00 donation each way. Out of town transportation is for MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS ONLY and for individuals age 60 and above who qualify for out of town funding. Other individuals may be referred through contracts. Several weeks notice is needed for Medical out of town transportation due to high demand for the service.
Transportation Manager: Charlie Ayers @ 937-376-4353
Donations in support of the senior center allow us to continue to provide transportation services to those in need, as well as many other services and activities provided by the Center. Your donations are tax deductible and help us help others.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
XARSC Transportation Manager
XARSC 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 and more frail, and have the greatest need for services. The staff 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 on all cases and we will link the client to the available resources in the community. The staff takes a Case management approach to clients, by addressing their needs, making necessary referrals for services, monitoring service delivery w/regular follow up visits /service evaluations yearly. Other Supportive Services Include:
The SUPPORTIVE SERVICES Staff includes:
Department Manager & Caseworker: Angela Glenn / Department Caseworker: Jacque Knisley