VOLUNTEERS GREATLY NEEDED
TUESDAY AND FRIDAY! ONLY 90 MINUTES!
PERFECT FOR RETIREES!
Want to VOLUNTEER less than 2 hours WEEKLY?
XARSC is looking for 2 Meals on Wheels delivery drivers from 10:30-12:15.
Deliver Hot nutritious meals to home bound
senior citizens in the Xenia area.
Must have a reliable vehicle and able to
lift 10 lb food bags. Must pass a background
and fingerprint check. NO weekends or holidays!
If you love helping others, this is the perfect
VOLUNTEER job for you!
Not only do you deliver sustenance but a warm smile
and friendly How are you can make a seniors day!!!
Interested? Call Judy Baker at 937-376-4353 as she will
get your info to complete a background check!
REACH OUT AND GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME!
2020 -2021 WINTER HEAP
Before you know it, cooler temps will be here and then…. WINTER! And with that comes high home heating bills!
HEAP is a federally funded program that can provide a once
per year credit on an income eligible household’s primary heat bill. Primary heat includes: Electric, natural gas,
propane, fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Monthly household income guidelines:
A 1 person household can make $1,860 a month or less
A 2 person household can make $2,514 a month or less
A 3 person household can make $3,167 a month or less
A 4 person household can make $3,820 a month or less
A 5 person household can make $4,474 a month or less
A 6 person household can make $5,127 a month or less
A 7 person household can make $5,780 a month or less
Applications are available via the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center by calling 937-376-4353 and ask for Angela Glenn. IF you get an application for HEAP, DO NOT mail your completed app to Columbus. Mail to our local Community Action Agency. of Greene County.
Angela Glenn: Supportive Services
XARSC HOMEMAKER PROGRAM: Debbie Rowland: Department Manager
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.
HIRING NEW HOMEMAKERS! TO INQUIRE ABOUT JOB OPENINGS
PLEASE CALL DEBBIE ROWLAND AT 376-4353
MUST pass a background/fingerprint check, have a reliable vehicle
and be dependable! Hourly wage, paid every other Friday plus mileage monthly.
CHARLIE SEARCHING FOR NEW DRIVERS!
If interested in driving for the senior center please contact Charlie Ayers at 937-376-4353
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT IS
OCTOBER 15TH-DECEMBER 7TH, 2020.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, there will be NO Face to face
appointments to do reviews and comparisons. You can
contact a local Medicare Counselor to do a review by phone.
This is ONLY for Medicare Advantage plans and Part D
plans which can be switched during the time frame of
Open Enrollment. Call XARSC at 376-4353 or GCCOA at
376-5486 to speak to a Medicare Counselor.
Or to do virtual online counseling, call Ohio Department
of Insurance OSHIIP line at 800-686-1578.
MEDICARE OPTIONS at 65:
Medicare A & B + Add a Supplement + Add a Part D plan
OR Medicare A & B + Add a Part D Plan OR Medicare
Advantage Plan with Part D (must have A & B)
MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM INFO:
To enroll call GCDJFS at 937-562-6000
QMB Qualifications: A 1 person household can make up to
$1061 month and have less than $7,730 in resources. A 2 person household (married) can make up to $1410
month and have less than $11,600 in resources.
XARSC TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT: Charlie Ayers: Department Manager
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!
Charlie Ayers: XARSC
Transportation Manager: 376-4353
Debbie Rowland: Homemaker Services Coordinator; 376-4353
XARSC SUPPORTIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
Angela Glenn: Department Manager
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 f
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 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.
Information & Referral which provides info on
resources in the community for seniors;
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