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+HDOWK&DUH Wayne County Retired Teachers Association - Meets the 4th Tuesday (March-May and September-November), 11 a.m., at the Wayne County Career Center’s Heritage Restaurant for lunch, meeting and program; call to verify; Bonita Bucklew, President, (330) 939-2883.

SENIOR SERVICES Adult Protective Services - 356 W. North St., PO Box 76, (330) 287-5800; Stacey Tanner and Melissa Piotkin, intake; hours: weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; available to those 60+ to prevent and alleviate abuse, neglect and exploitation; assures adequate food, clothing and shelter; helps older adults maintain safety and well-being in their own homes.

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Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disability - 1550 Corporate Woods Pkwy., Uniontown 44685, (800)-421-7277, (330) 896-9172, information@ services4aging.org, www.directionhomeakroncanton.org; hours: weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Providing long term care for older adults and individuals with disabilities to keep them independent and within a home or community-based setting through programs such as PASSPORT, My Care Ohio and The Ohio Home Care Waiver. Golden Buckeye Program - Ohio Department of Aging, 50 W. Broad St., 9th Floor, Columbus 43215-3363, (866) 2664346, www.goldenbuckeye.com; hours: weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; issued to Ohioans 60+ and to those Ohioans who are certified totally and permanently disabled as defined by Social Security. Golden General Card - Provides free admission to all school sponsored events for seniors aged 60+ who are residents of the Wooster School District; cards are free and may be obtained at Wooster City Schools Athletic Office, 515 Oldman Rd., (330) 264-0869 ext. 3030. (HEAP) Home Energy Assistance Program - (800) 2820880, TDD (800) 868-1557, www.energyhelp.ohio.gov; hours; weekdays, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; program for adults aged 65+ (or totally and permanently disabled) 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. Trinity Home Care & Assisted Living Inc. - 3653 Cleveland Rd., (330) 345-8111; Sue Grimwood, Owner; hours: weekdays, by appointment; offers a variety of services to help seniors and those with special needs in maintaining their independent lifestyles, including light housekeeping, assisted living, grocery shopping, personal hygiene care and companionship; private pay and covered by some insurance. Homestead Exemption Act, Wayne County - 428 W. Liberty St., (330) 287-5438; Alicia Pfalzgras, Coordinator; hours: weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; provides tax relief for “SENIORS” CONTINUES ON 52

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