Angela Glenn: Supportive Services
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 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.
Supportive Services Include:
Public benefits: Assisting with linkage to various public benefits including Home Energy (winter) Assistance and 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 up to a volunteer phone friend, who will call them regularly to provide friendship and support;
Medical transportation registrations;. Assessing Greene County seniors 60/older for out of town medical transportation needs
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.
Charlie Ayers: XARSC
Transportation Manager: 376-4353
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 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 TRANSPORTATION 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. 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/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
By appointment only!
Angela Glenn; Support Services Manager at XARSC is an OSHIIP
trained Medicare Counselor. She can assist seniors with looking into Medicare Advantage plans
and Medicare Part D plans. During Medicare Open enrollment (October 15th- December 7th) she can help clients do comparisons on current and other plans to determine the best plan for you. There are some new changes to getting on and doing comparisons on the Medicare.gov site, but she can explain it during an appointment. Medicare counseling is by APPOINTMENT ONLY! Call 376-4353 to speak to Angela Glenn
XARSC H.E.A.P. Outreach
September 2019 - March 2020
The 2019-2020 Home Energy Assistance Program
applications are now available at XARSC.
A 1 person household can make $1,827 month or less
A 2 person household can make $2,466 month or less
HEAP is a federally funded heating assistance program that can provide an income eligible household with a once per year credit on their winter heat bill. Your primary heating can be one of the following:
Natural Gas, Electric, Fuel oil, Kerosene, Coal or wood Pellets, Propane or bottled gas.
Call us at 376-4353 for an application or more information. PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the PIPP program you cannot apply for HEAP. If you applied for the Summer Crisis program in July/August 2019 via CAP, you were automatically enrolled in the 2019-2020 HEAP program.