Services and Programs
Assisted Living Waiver Program
Long-Term Care Consultation
Family Caregiver Support Program
Aging and Disability Resource Network
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Multipurpose Senior Centers
Meals & Elderly Nutrition Programs Kinship Navigator
Ohio Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP)
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Assisted Living Waiver Program
The Assisted Living Waiver Program helps bridge the gap between an older adult living in their own home independently and living in a nursing home, providing another cost-effective option for long term care.
Long-Term Care Consultation is a statewide program designed to assist seniors and their families with long term care decisions. A trained and experienced professional can visit seniors in their own home and help assess their needs. The Long-Term Care Consultation consultant will discuss available services, eligibility requirements and financial resources necessary, and create a plan of care. There is no charge for a Care Choice Ohio evaluation. Call AOoA at 1-419-382-0624.
Families, not social service agencies, nursing homes or government programs, are the main providers of long-term care for older persons in northwestern Ohio. The National Family Caregiver Support Program, implemented as a part of the Older Americans Act of 2000 recognizes the monumental role caregivers play in caring for older family members. Under this program five basic services are available: information to caregivers about available services; assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services; counseling, support groups, and caregiver training; respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities; and supplemental services, to complement the care provided by family caregivers.
For more information about this program, you can click here or contact the AOoA at 419-382-0624.
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The AOoA Aging and Disability Resource Network provides efficient and effective public access to the full range of available human services for senior citizens and caregivers for northwestern Ohio.
Please contact Justin Moor @ 419-382-0624, ext. 1169, for further information.
The following programs are offered through the AOoA Housing Department. For questions about housing call our AOoA Housing Division Ext. 1186.
HEAP Program (Heat Energy Assistance Program) - a federally funded program, administered through the Ohio Department of Development's Office on Community Services, that is designed to assist low-income Ohioans in meeting the high cost of home heating.
Home Repair Program - a state funded program through the Ohio Department of Aging for minor home repairs and modifications for the eligible older adults (60+).
AOoA Housing Subsidiaries - Island Parkway Manor, located in Defiance, Ohio; Riverview Terrace, located in Napoleon, Ohio; and Westhaven Apartments, located in North Baltimore, Ohio, are all low income elderly apartments sponsored by the Area Office on Aging. For more information, contact the Housing Division Ext.1186.
The Ombudsman program can assist older adults and their families with questions and complaints concerning nursing home or home care. The address for the LTC Ombudsman is 740 Spitzer Building, 520 Madison Ave. Toledo, 43604. Call 259-2891 or 1-800-542-1874.
Community facilities where older adults can gather and make new friends. While programs vary by center, most offer outreach programs, meals, information, health screenings and counseling, and a variety of educational, fitness and volunteer programs. For a list of Senior Centers click here.
Nutritionally sound, daily hot home delivered meals are available
for homebound seniors throughout the 10 counties in AOoA's service area. Also in all 10 counties, frozen meals
are available for evenings and weekends. Other nutrition services are available through a variety of programs.
Mobile Meals of Toledo delivers three meals per day to homebound residents of Lucas County, special diets are available
Special diets are also available in Defiance, Sandusky, and Ottawa Counties. A traveling grocery store, Mobile Market, visits housing facilities for seniors and the disabled in Lucas and Wood With the rising cost of utilities, prescriptions, and medical needs while on a fixed income, senior citizens sometimes face the agonizing choice of either paying the necessary living items or purchasing food. When many seniors are already at an increased health risk, nutrition is of the utmost concern to help reduce colds and illnesses.
The Elderly Nutrition Program offers a variety of meal choices to fit one's lifestyle. For those who are 60 years of age or older and are able to get out, there are over 57 senior dining sites located throughout the 10 counties in AOoA's service area. The senior dining sites are a place for senior citizens to go have fun, socialize, and receive a hot noon-time meal on a donation basis. Up-to-date nutrition education is provided at the senior dining sites in fun and exciting ways.
Transportation is available to most dining sites. Persons 60 years of age or older who are homebound and unable to shop or prepare their meals may be eligible for home delivered meals on a donation basis. Some private organizations offer "Meals on Wheels" or home delivered meals to different ages for a set charge. Another service offered in Lucas and Wood Counties is a traveling grocery store called the Mobile Market, The Mobile Market visits many housing facilities for seniors and the disabled on a weekly basis to enable seniors without transportation the opportunity to shop for their groceries.
The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. This is an opportunity for many senior citizens to receive coupons good for locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables provided by farmers throughout the 10 counties of Northwestern Ohio.
To find the
best meal or nutrition program that meets your needs, call the Area
Office on Aging at (419) 382-0624 ext. 1153 or 1-800-472-7277 or
click here for more information about Meals and Elderly Nutrition Programs.
The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio's Kinship Navigator program guides grandparents and other relatives who are raising children in their extended families to services in the community. Click Here to learn more about this program.
OSHIIP has volunteers trained by the Ohio Department of Insurance to help consumers with insurance questions. Services include help in completing insurance claims, evaluating insurance policies, understanding responses from insurance companies. Best of all this service is free! Call AOoA’s RSVP office 419-382-7060. Or call OSHIIP direct 1-800-686-1578
PASSPORT assists eligible persons at risk of nursing home placement to remain in their own homes with professionally managed service and support. Income and financial resource limits apply. Eligible consumers may receive a variety of in-home services based on individual needs. Funding is by a special state and federal Medicaid waiver. For more information about PASSPORT click here or call 419-382-0624 or 1-800-472-7277.
Persons 55 and older who want to put their time, talent and expertise to work again in the community can call RSVP. Volunteer opportunities are available in schools and social service agencies throughout Northwestern Ohio. RSVP volunteers serve in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Williams, and Wood Counties. If you want to volunteer or need volunteers click here for more information about RSVP or call AOoA’s RSVP office 419-382-7060.