Charlie Ayers: XARSC
Transportation Manager: 376-4353
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 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.
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 plus mileage.
Debbie Rowland: Homemaker Services Coordinator; 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!
H.E.A.P. Ends March 31st!
The Home Energy Assistance Program applications are 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. (If you applied for the Summer Crisis program in July/August 2019 via CAP, you were
automatically unrolled in the 2019-2020 HEAP PROGRAM.
FINAL HEAP OUTREACH EVENT AT XARSC
Friday February 28th from 8 a.m. to Noon at XARSC
If you haven't already applied for the 2019-2020 season, do it NOW!
CAP Staff will be on site to assist with applying for the program.
Proof of all household income
Proof of heat type (Copies of a recent bill)
Social security cards or birth certificates for all household members.