Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)-Changes for 2015!-The SFMNP is a program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and awards grants to states to provide limited income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at area farmers’ markets. It is unknown at this time when applications for the SFMNP will be available. However, applications will not be available before June 1st. The Council on Aging will be distributing applications differently this year than in years past. Please click here for more information and to learn about changes for 2015.
March for Meals 2015- Thank you to everyone who participated in our tenth annual March for Meals event. It was a great day, and the event would not have been a success without your generosity and support. Visit our photo galleries page to see photos from the event.
Breaking the Pain Chain- This is a four week Arthritis Foundation educational series filled with tools, tips, and techniques to help you manage chronic pain and create a personalized pain management plan. Participants will receive all class materials plus a handy health organizer. The series is offered free of charge to people who live or work in Lake County thanks to support from the United Way of Lake County. Pre-registration is required by May 22, 2015. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To register, please call Lake County Council on Aging at 440-205-8111. For more information, click here.
Volunteers Needed-We are looking for volunteers to help with the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP). We are in need of dedicated individuals interested in helping people with Medicare understand their options. A 22-hour training course will teach you the Medicare basics and will be provided by OSHIIP at the Council on Aging in June 2015. As an OSHIIP volunteer you’ll help people in your community, and you’ll have the satisfaction of taking part in a truly worthy cause by educating, counseling and advocating for beneficiaries. We need your help! For more information, please contact Dianne Bottiggi, Volunteer Program Services Manager, at 440-205-8111 x228 or email her at email@example.com.
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."
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 want to better understand your options? Attend a Welcome to Medicare presentation at Mentor Public Library (8215 Mentor Ave.) on Tuesday, July 14th beginning at 6:30p.m. Please call the library at 440-255-8811 to register. Can't make the presentation? Sign up for a 2015 Welcome to Medicare Webinar offered by the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP).
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.