Elyria seniors may take advantage of city and county programs to assist with transit and housing, as well as community resources offered to aid with emotional support, health, home assessment, care coordination and more.
If you know someone who might benefit from building a friendship-please encourage them to call (440) 567-4120 to sign up for this no cost program. Social connectedness is strongly linked to a person's overall health. To better connect Lorain County adults- ages 55 and over- to the community, the Lorain County General Health District
has launched the Buddy Connect Pilot Program-for no cost. Starting this fall through May 31, 2018, enrolled older adults will receive phone calls monthly from a volunteer buddy to help connect them better to the community; once a month home visits are also available. Volunteer opportunities are also available- training will be provided and includes background checks. To sign up or to volunteer for this no-cost program, call (440) 567-4120.
LORAIN COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING
Do you know a senior or disabled adult who is struggling to maintain their health, well-being and independence? The Office On Aging & Disability Resource Network (ADRN) offers a variety of services to connect seniors with benefits and resources needed to protect their health and remain independent, and in their home. Aging strives to improve the health of seniors & disabled adults through assessment, benefits assistance, support services to remain independent for as long as possible, linkage/referral, transportation assistance, home food delivery, housekeeping, chore assistance, food pantry services, volunteer placement, kinship services and Senior Years newspaper. Click here for more information.
LCH&D’s dental clinics are an inviting, modern and comfortable environment where professional staff members use the latest equipment and technologies to provide hygiene, restorative and emergency dental care. Our professional Dental Team care for patients of all ages. Dental services are available at 105 Louden Court, Elyria, and 260 S. Main in Oberlin. Call 440.240.1655 for details or to make an appointment. Click here for more information.
SENIORS HELPING SENIORS
Seniors Helping Seniors provides in-home care services to empower seniors to continue to live independent lives by taking care of day-to-day tasks that become more challenging. Click here to Learn More
Lorain County Job and Family Services are mandated by state law to receive and investigate reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults age 60 and older. Adult Protective Services also provides services that prevent, solve, or reduce situations that endanger older adults. The services are meant to maximize independence. Click here for More.