Meals on Wheels America has a great new volunteer initiative "America - Let's Do Lunch"! This great video "We are the Clients" is an up close and personal look at actual Meals on Wheels clients and shows the impact you can have by becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer! If you can spare a lunch break to deliver Meals on Wheels in Lake County please contact our Volunteer Services Manager Dianne at 440-205-8111 ext. 228.
An AARP Smart Driver Course is being offered at the Council in Aging's East Avenue office on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm. This classroom course is taught by an AARP instructor at a cost of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must bring your AARP card and your drivers license with you the day of the class. To register, please call the Council on Aging at 440-205-8111.
Council on Aging Salutes Hundreds of Volunteers at Grand Event! Over 600 individuals volunteer their time and talents to help the agency serve more seniors than would otherwise be possible. In May, close to 100 of these volunteers marked milestone anniversaries with the Council on Aging and were honored for their commitment in serving the senior community of Lake County. The event also celebrated the inductees into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, including Rosemarie Patrick and Lorna Curtiss. Here is a video from the Mentor Channel recognizing Lorna.
Investing in Older Adults: Check out this brief summary regarding the demographic and funding trends in the Western Reserve service area. The summary is based on a report issued by the Center for Community Solutions.
2015 Senior Needs Assessment Final Report: In October, 2015 the Lake County Commissioners and Senior Citizens Advisory Panel released the findings of a senior citizens needs assessment entitled “Lake County Ohio Senior Citizens: Today Tomorrow and in the Future”. The final report and operational plan is available through this link: 2015 Senior Needs Assessment
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."
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.
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.