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+HDOWK&DUH homes at The Meadows and The Commons and catered living apartments and assisted living suites at the Retirement Home. The campus also offers a Memory Support Household for individuals with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s, as well as inpatient and out-patient rehabilitation (physical, occupational, and speech therapies) and long-term nursing care.

SENIOR SERVICES Area Agency on Aging, Region 9 Inc. – 60788 Southgate Rd., Byesville 43723, (800) 945-4250,, aaa9@aaa9. org; this agency helps people, communities and organizations prepare for and address aging; serving a nine county area including Holmes county. Golden Buckeye Program – Ohio Department of Aging, 246 N. High St., 1st Floor, Columbus 43215, (800) 422-1976,; hours: weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Golden Buckeye cards are issued to Ohioans 60 years of age and older and to those Ohioans who are certified totally and permanently disabled as defined by Social Security. Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – (800) 282-0880,; hours: weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; program for individuals on a low or fixed income to help reduce the heating bills for those who meet certain eligibility requirements; amount of aid received is dependent upon annual income, and household size; Ohio residents living in government housing or residing in nursing homes or other extended health care facilities do not qualify if their heating costs are included in their rent. Medicare – TTY or TDD (877) 486-2048; Call (800) 6334227. Provides general information about Medicare, updated information about health-plan options in your community; call 1-800-MEDICARE for assistance with billing questions about Medicare claims or for help with more complex questions about health insurance; upon request, copies of the “Medicare and You” hand book or audiotape are available in English or Spanish. Pro Seniors Ohio Legal Hotline – 7162 Reading Rd., Suite 1150, Cincinnati 45237, (800) 488-6070, (513) 345-4160, www.; hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Pro Seniors is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the independence and quality of life of older adults by empowering them, by protecting their interests and by facilitating their access to resources through three programs: legal services, long-term care ombudsman, and Ohio SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol). The Legal Hotline provides free legal information, advice, and referral for residents of Ohio age 60 and over, regardless of income or resources from licensed attorneys. Typical legal problems addresses include: Medicare, Medicaid and Medicaid estate recovery, living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care, housing, and consumer problems. Appointments made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Social Security Administration – 2345 Gateway Dr., Wooster, (877) 319-0729 or (800) 772-1213,; office hours: Mon., Tues.., Thur., Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. , Wed., noon; Accepts and processes claims for retirements, disabilities, deaths, supplemental security incomes and Medicare; applications for Social Security numbers; check Social Security earnings.

SENIOR SPORTS & RECREATION Darb Snyder Senior Center – 170 Parkview Dr., Millersburg; Georgianna Cool, director; Penny Hamilton, business manager; (330) 674-0580; a multi-purpose center serving as the county; focal point providing services to county residents age 60 and over; provides and administers numerous programs and activities: * Senior Energizer Program, an exercise program * Transportation and escort program * Noon meals, both congregate and home-delivered * Medical assessments, including vision, hearing, blood pressure & cataract.

HUMAN SERVICES American Heart Association – 4682 Douglas Circle NW, Canton, 44718, (800) 242-8721 or (330) 478-8383, www.heart. org; national organization committed to building a world free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes by funding heart and stroke research and education; services include general public and professional education programs, referrals, free health care information, speakers and volunteer opportunities. American Lung Association – 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, (800) 586- 4872,; national organization provides public education about the dangers of smoking and how to control and break the habit; also provides information about asthma and other lung diseases; offers smoking cessation clinics; and supports research. American Red Cross – Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter; 244 West South St., Wooster; (330) 264-9383; holmes; Katie Myers-Griffith, executive director. Provides disaster relief, classes on water safety, first aid and CPR; emergency communication to military personnel; it also administers a countywide blood donation centers. Arthritis Foundation – Serving Northeastern Ohio, 4630 Richmond Rd., Suite 240, Cleveland, 44128; (216) 285-2836,; Kelly Donahue, community engagement director; office hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The mission is to support research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis. Offers arthritis education, exercise classes and programs that teach skills for taking control of arthritis. Beacon House – 732 Spink St., Wooster; (330) 262-1410,; hours: weekdays, 24 hours a day; residential treatment center for women recovering from chemical dependency; provides case management, counseling and group therapy; (see Pathway House, for men’s treatment center). Better Business Bureau – 1434 Cleveland Ave., NW, Canton; (330) 454-9401 or (800) 362-0494,,; helps consumers avoid problems in the marketplace; helps resolve buyer-seller disputes; promotes fair business practices; helps businesses to self-regulate. Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio (serving, Carroll, and Tuscarawas Counties) – 1260 Monroe Ave., Suite 100 D, PO Box 6099, New Philadelphia, 44663; (888) 364-5965,; the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is

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Holmes County Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Holmes County, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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