SENIOR SERVICES

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LYNDA ASHLEY - DIRECTOR & TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR

Senior Service Office Hours:

     Monday - Friday from 8am - noon

Office Phone:  440-988-5894  - ext. 101

Office Fax:  440-988-5877

email:  amhersttwpseniors@gmail.com


Our Mission

To ensure a continued quality of life for the older adult residents of Amherst  Township, we exist to help all township residents over the age of 60 maintain their independence and freedom to live with dignity. 

Services We Now Offer

  • Home-delivered meals - Hot, home-cooked meals provided by AVI Food Systems, Nordson Corporation's  cafeteria's food service, Monday thru Friday.  Four meal options are  available - entrée, sandwich & soup, sandwich & salad, and  soup & salad, with meal costs from $5.30 - $5.80 per day.  The program is available to Amherst Township residents over 60 and those over 18 who are disabled.  Low-income seniors over 60 and disabled may be eligible for reduced rates.  Call the office for more details.
  • Medicare and  supplemental insurance counseling
  • Referrals to area senior service providers
  • Support Services - One-on -one help assessing needs, filling out applications, referring or linking to service agencies or programs, scheduling or assisting with appointments  and following up to make sure that the help needed has been obtained.

Volunteers Needed!

Currently we are looking for volunteers to help with our meal delivery.

We pay $0.580/mile to offset your fuel cost.

Vial of L.I.F.E.

Lifesaving Information For Emergencies (known as L.I.F.E.) is a non-profit national program in which key medical information is available to first responders in the event of an emergency.


A plastic baggie is labelled with a Vial of L.I.F.E. sticker and contains all pertinent medical information needed, such as emergency contact, diagnoses, medications, allergies, legal designations, medical providers, and insurance information.


The Vial of L.I.F.E. stickered baggie is placed on the outside of your refrigerator.  An additional Vial of L.I.F.E. sticker is placed on your front door or window and will alert first responders to look for your medical information on your refrigerator.


The Amherst Township Senior Service Office is offering these kits to all Amherst Township Senior residents.  If you would like a kit or if you have any questions please feel free to call the office.

CURRENT SENIOR EVENTS

EVENTS

 WELCOME TO MEDICARE  - The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) is hosting community events across the state and webinars to provide objective information on Medicare enrollment, benefits and options. OSHIIP will also discuss ways to lower costs and offer resources for assistance.   Meetings to be held at the following locations:


Avon
Avon Senior Center
36786 Detroit Road
Avon 44011
4/30/2019 5:00 PM

Oberlin
Lorain County Joint Vocational School
15181 State Route 58
Oberlin 44074
4/24/2019 6:00 PM
* Presentation in Lecture Room B. Enter through Door 2.

2019 SENIOR GAZETTE - NEWSLETTER