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

              amhersttwp@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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

SENIOR BOX PROGRAM

 Second Harvest Food Bank is now  offering Senior Food Boxes to income eligible seniors 60 or older directly from their facility. Eligible seniors will receive a monthly prepacked box of non-perishable items, a 2lb block of cheese & a small produce bag.  Register for your box during the month of July, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-3pm, at Second Harvest Food Bank 5510 Baumart Rd., Lorain, Ohio 44053. For more informatins, please call 440-960-2265

CURRENT SENIOR EVENTS

EVENTS

 Medicare 101   

Cuyahoga County
June 25, 1:30pm
Westlake Porter Library
27333 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145