PASSPORT Homecare PASSPORT (Pre-Admission Screening System Providing Options & Resources Today) is Ohio's home and community based Medicaid-waiver program for older adults. To be eligible for this program you must be 60 years of age or older and need help with activities of daily living such as bathing and getting in and out of bed. Services available include homemaking services, transportation, personal care services, home-delivered meals, emergency response systems, adult daycare services, and case management. The goal of this program is to help seniors who would otherwise be confined to a nursing home remain in the comfort of their own home. The PASSPORT Program is accepting referrals to the home care program. Call PASSPORT Intake at 614.645.7250 or review the flyer from COAAA.
UCATS Transportation The Union County Agency Transportation Service offers transportation to community mealsites and doctor's appointments. They also offer weekly shopping trips every Thursday from 11am-1pm and rotate between Walmart, Kroger, Dollar General and Aldi's and the Dollar Store in Marysville. This service is provided by donation only and is first-come first-serve. To reserve your seat, call UCATS at 937.642.5100. This program is funded in part through the Union County Senior Services Sales Tax.
Community Meal Sites Those who are 60 years or older can enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch among friends at one of the three Community Meal Sites in the Union County area. The Community Meals program features regular and re du ce d- ca lo ri e lunches prepared daily by Memorial Hospital . The average meal cost is $8, but are provided for a donation only. Transportation is available to Community Mealsites through UCATS .
Emergency Beacons The Union County Sheriff's Office offers Emergency Beacon Adaptors to Union County seniors at no cost through a Crime Prevention Grant. This simple device converts your porch light bulb or visible lamp to a flashing signal perfect for Emergency Responders. The beacon is very easy to install and is activated by turning the light switch off and on twice and will remain flashing for two hours. To turn off the device, simply turn the light switch off. Call the Union County Sheriff's Office to request one 937.645.4100 to request one.
Emergency Cell Phones The Union County Sheriff's Office offers a program that provides emergency only wireless telephones free of charge to Union County seniors. The telephone can only dial 9-1-1 and is to be used in an emergency situation. Contact the Sheriff's Office 937.645.4100 for more information.
Next of Kin Registry You can now register next of kin contact information to be accessed only by law enforcement and BMV personnel in the event that you are in a serious car crash. Up to two contacts each with three phone numbers can be linked to your drivers license. You may register your information on-line at www.myemergencycontactinfo.org If you have questions about the program, call the Next of Kin Registry at 614.752.7600.
Project Lifesaver Tracking System The Union County Sheriff's Office offers Project Lifesaver . This is a rapid response program to locate people who wander away from caregivers because of an impairment, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Down Syndrome, Autism or other developmental disorders. Using radio transmitted signals, Project Lifesaver has been credited with saving lives and tracking at-risk residents in minimal time all across the nation. The cost of the program is being paid for by local civic organizations, businesses and public and private agencies. There will be no initial cost to the resident. Residents must apply for acceptance into the program. Once in the program, the resident will be visited monthly by a Union County Deputy, Public Safety Officer to check the resident’s well-being and the transmitter. If you would like to learn more about this project, call Deputy Kim Zacharias at the Sheriff's Office 937.645.4100 ext 4471. This program is funded in part through the Union County Senior Services Sales Tax.
Supplemental Food Program - CASC Community and Seasoned Citizens is taking applications for food boxes that are available through grant dollars. Those Union County Seniors 60+ that are within the eligibility guidelines may be eligible. Boxes are delivered to the American Legion in Marysville the last Friday of each month. Must provide proof of Union County address and age. Call CASC for more information 937.644.9801. This program is funded in part through the Union County Senior Services Sales Tax.
Experience Works, Workforce Solutions If you are looking for some extra income, Experience Works, Senior Workforce Solutions may be right for you. Applicants must not currently make more than 125% of the current poverty level. If you qualify, Experience Works' staff will interview you to match your interests and skills with a community service training assignment. Experience Works is part of the Community Service Employment Program which holds a Federal Grant to match older adults 55+ to local non-profits and government agencies in need of help. Applicants will be paid minimum wage and gain new skills and work experience while training approximately 20 hours a week. After you progress in your training assignment, Experience Works staff will help you turn your newly acquired skills and experience into a full or part-time job. Consider this opportunity even if you: receive Social Security income, haven't worked in a long time, have never worked outside the home, have physical limitations, or do not have a high school education. Call Experience Works 740.382.0076 ext. 232 for more information or visit www.experienceworks.org.
Free Credit Report The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act requires credit bureaus to provide a free credit report to consumers once a year. Get your free annual credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com to help protect yourself against identity theft.
Free Senior Services PrimeTime Newsletter Union County Senior Services publishes a free one-page newsletter with important information regarding events and programs for seniors. Call 937.644.1010 or toll-free 800.248.2347 to be added to our mailing list.
Legal Advice The Legal Aid Society offers free legal advice to Union County Seniors 60 and over regardless of income or assets. Make an appointment to meet with a paralegal to discuss legal issues such as living wills, survivorship deeds, predatory lending, family law issues and simple wills and more by calling 888.301.2411.
Legal Advice by Phone Pro Seniors is a group out of Cincinnati that has a grant for providing all Ohioans over 60 with free legal service, regardless of income. Telephone appointments for the legal hotline can be made Monday—Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm An intake worker will ask for basic information and have a hotline attorney call you. The attorney hotline frequently deals with legal issues concerning consumer issues, Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid estate recovery, social security, living wills, durable power attorney for health care, protective services, etc. If your legal problem cannot be solved over the phone, they can refer you to an appropriate source for further assistance. The Pro Seniors legal hotline can be reached toll-free by calling 800.488.6070.
Memorial Health Volunteer As a volunteer at Memorial Health , you are an essential part of the healthcare team. You help us provide quality patient care while keeping it close to home. Your time and talents are needed in nearly every department of Memorial Hospital and at The Gables , our extended care facility. The only job requirements are a sincere desire to help our patients and our staff and the ability to give a few hours each week. We'll gladly arrange an interview and find a volunteer job that benefits everyone. From welcoming visitors and delivering patient meals to working as a cashier in the gift shop, we have rewarding volunteer opportunities that will match your interests. To learn more about becoming a Memorial Health volunteer, contact the Volunteer Department at 937.578.2360.