Warming Centers- Centers are available for residents in need of a place to warm up during severe cold weather temperatures. Please click here for the locations and hours of availability. Hours and days may be extended under extreme conditions and some locations may close if the school district closes, so it is advisable to call before heading out. Also, it is possible additional facilities may be designated during off hours; please call 2-1-1 for information on other warming center locations.
Subaru Share the Love-In 2014, the Council on Aging was awarded grants totaling $4,800.00 in funding from the Subaru of America, Inc. "SHARE THE LOVE" campaigns. Our latest grant will allow us to purchase additional warming bags for Meals on Wheels deliveries. If you are in the market for a car, remember that from now until January 2nd, Subaru will donate $250.00 to Meals On Wheels Association of America for every Subaru sold when Meals on Wheels is designated as the charity of choice at the time of sale.
Home Energy Assistance Program-The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Assistance. It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit will depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income, and the primary fuel used to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor). The Council on Aging is available to help with completing the 2014-15 HEAP application. You may call (440) 205-8111 or walk-in during our regular business hours.
Falls Prevention Awareness- Recently, we partnered with University Hospital Geauga Medical Campus to present Falls Prevention Awareness Day at the Mentor Senior Center. Watch a video from the event to learn how to reduce your risk of falls and the importance of preventing falls.
Centenarians! We seek to honor all those residents of Lake County who have turned 100 years old this year. Visit our centenarian page to learn how to receive a beautiful Centenarian Certificate from the Council on Aging, along with name and birthdate recognition in our quarterly newspaper, “Bridge."
Amazon Smile Program-- If you should happen to be shopping at amazon.com please be aware that the Lake County Council on Aging is now part of the AMAZON SMILE program. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to LCCoA! Thank you... and Happy Shopping!
Donations needed! The Home Equipment Lending Program (H.E.L.P.) is in need of donations. If you have medical equipment that you can no longer use, please consider donating to our program. All donated equipment is cleaned, safety checked, and made available to lend, free of charge, to individuals aged 60 and over. Donated items should be clean and in good condition. Please click here for more information.
Are you new to Medicare or do you want to better understand your options? Sign up for a 2014 Welcome to Medicare Webinar
Free Computer Classes- Today, web-savvy seniors are embracing email, blogs and the whole world of information at their fingertips through personal computers. In fact, people over 60 are the fastest growing segment of computer and internet users. Make a New Year’s resolution to join them in 2015! Visit our training page to learn about free classes coming in January.
For those caring for someone with Alzheimer's, dementia, or other memory impairments, memory care support groups will be available throughout the year. This schedule lists the dates, times, and locations of the meetings. For more information, call The Alzheimer's Association at 440-974-7785.
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The Lake County Council on Aging of Ohio offers programs for those 60 and older including: information and referral, support services, nutrition services, case management, in-home safety, homemaker services, and much more. The non-profit agency is also an Aging and Disability Resource Center, serving individuals with disabilities who are age 18 and over.
Every donation is important, appreciated and will help to change the life of a senior right here in Lake County.