Services

OUR SERVICES

We offer a wide variety of programs and services, including educational speakers entertainment programs, health promotion activities, health screenings and exercise classes.

Activities

Socialization is often the primary reason why someone attends Senior Centers, Inc. The Center provides participants the opportunity to socialize, make new acquaintances, and meet up with old friends.

Activities at the Senior Center can give some participants a reason to get up in the morning, while motivating others to look and feel their best. The Center’s services and programs encourage independence, while discouraging dependence on society. Through activities, we aim to give participants the opportunity to serve and learn, and to seek independence, dignity, and companionship.

We offer many recreational programs to promote enjoying leisure time, facilitate social contact, reduce isolation, and improve personal-life satisfaction. Activities include parties, arts and crafts, billiards, cards, games, films, exercise,  and various entertainment programs. Some programs involve nominal participation fees to cover supply costs.

Professional speakers from local agencies, businesses, and hospitals are scheduled on a regular basis to provide educational presentations on a variety of topics, such as health, nutrition, legal issues, and services of interest.

Participants have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for personal enrichment through classes in exercise (tai chi, chair, walking for fitness), fine arts, and sewing. A computer lab is also available with some staff instruction in basic computer skills.

Current Month’s Activities Calendar & Newsletter

Nutrition

Senior Centers, Inc. is proud to participate in the Lyman W. Liggins Senior Nutrition Program. Monday through Friday, a nutritious lunch is available thanks to support from our partners Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc. Donations are accepted. Meals are funded by the Older Americans Act, the Ohio Department on Aging, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, local funds, and donations. Meals are available first come, first served.

We are also here to help you find additional food resources. Call 419-242-9511 or email seniorcentersinc@gmail.com for assistance.

Foster Grandparents

The Foster Grandparent Program provides a wonderful volunteer opportunity for low-income senior citizens. Volunteers age 55 and over work in various community agencies, such as schools and childcare settings, with children who have special needs. All volunteers work 10-30 hours per week and receive an hourly tax-free stipend and daily travel allowance.

Foster Grandparents undergo a complete background check and receive extensive pre-service training—as well as monthly in-services to keep their training up to date.

The Foster Grandparent Program is administered nationally by the AmeriCorps Seniors and sponsored locally by Senior Centers, Inc.

Outreach

Senior Centers, Inc. maintains a comprehensive outreach program which seeks to help participants find solutions to particular needs or problems. The main goal of the outreach program is to find the program or service that best meets an individual’s needs and helps maintain the individual’s independence in the community. Services include help with housekeeping, running errands, solving transportation problems, and help with various housing issues. We can also help with such tasks as completing insurance forms and applying for a Golden Buckeye card—and make referrals for eligibility to programs such as Medicaid, SSI, food stamps, Home Energy Assistance Program, and other utility programs.

Housekeeping

Our bonded employees can provide light in-home housekeeping services. An assessment is conducted prior to starting the service to determine the client’s needs. An hourly donation is accepted based on a sliding fee scale.

Services include:

  • Light cleaning of kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, living areas
  • Laundry, changing bed linens
  • Light sorting and organizing
  • Vacuuming, mopping floors, dusting

Volunteer

Many positions throughout the Senior Center are filled by volunteers. Positions include kitchen servers, gardeners, yard workers, educational class assistants, and recreational and social program instructors.

People attend the Center for many different reasons: to meet other people, to participate in specific activities, and to obtain services that help them remain independent in their homes. Senior Centers, Inc. offers all those services, and more.

The Senior Center is a hub of activities and services.