2020 SUMMER COOLING PROGRAM STILL AVAILABLE!

via Community Action Partnership: 937-376-7747

BUT ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2020

If you are over 60, pay a COOLING bill, and your household

 income qualifies, you can apply for a 1 TIME PAYMENT OF A COOLING BILL through Community Action Partnership. 


 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 Doctor, 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

4 person can make $3,821 a month or less


CHARLIE SEARCHING FOR NEW DRIVERS!


If interested in driving for the senior center please contact Charlie Ayers at 937-376-4353


 





VOLUNTEERS GREATLY NEEDED!!

PERFECT FOR RETIREES!

Want a job that is less than 2 hours WEEKLY?

           XARSC is looking for Meals on Wheels delivery              driver for 1 DAY A WEEK 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!



MEDICARE TIDBITS


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.           2 person household (married) can make up to $1410

 month and  have less than $11,600 in resources​.


Angela Glenn: Supportive Services

Manager: 376-4353

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:​


  • Light Cleaning and Laundry
  • Grocery shopping/Errands
  • Meal Preparation
  • ​​Other Miscellaneous Tasks

​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.

Debbie Rowland: Homemaker Services Coordinator; 376-4353

Charlie Ayers: XARSC

Transportation Manager: 376-4353

Supportive Services

Homemaker Services  

Transportation Services.

​937-376-4353


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 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!



 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   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 to a volunteer phone friend, who will call them   regularly! ​

 Medical transportation registrations;. Assessing Greene County   seniors 60/older for medical transportation needs​