MEDICARE TIDBITS; 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)
Turning 65 and need to know your options once you are on Medicare A & B? Call trained counselor Angela Glenn at 937-376-4353. NO in person sessions are available at this time. Can advise over the phone only.
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 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 support;
Medical transportation registrations;. Assessing Greene County seniors 60/older for medical transportation needs
Angela Glenn: Supportive Services
MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM:
QMB Qualifications: (To enroll call GCDJFS at 937-562-6000)
The QMB Program will pay for your monthly Medicare premium
1 person can make up to: $1,061 per month/have less than $7,730 in resources.
A couple can make up to: $1,410 per month/have less than $11,600 in resources
DURING THIS CRISIS WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION TO SENIORS. CALL 937-376-4353 FOR INFO
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 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 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 regsitered 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!
SUMMER CRISIS PROGRAM:
The yearly Summer Crisis Program (July-September) is available until 9-30-20.
If you are over 60, pay a cooling bill, and your household income qualifies, you can apply for a 1 time payment on an cooling bill through Community Action Partnership. Due to COVID-19 restrictions. the process IS different in 2020. The following information is from the Ohio Development Services Agency and the Ohio Consumer Council. Applicants must be 60+, OR if under 60, have a medical need verified by a physician, OR have a household member diagnosed with Covid-19 in 2020. The monthly HOUSEHOLD income guidelines:
1 person can make $1,861 a month or less
2 person can make $2,514 a month or less
3 person can make $3,168 a month or less
To inquire on HOW to apply in GREENE COUNTY, please call the local
Community Action Partnership Agency at 937-376-7747.