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those who meet the eligibility requirements; must be over 65 or totally disabled, own and occupy a home as the principal place of residence as of Jan. 1 of filing year; Income based program, call for details. Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Region 9 - (800) 967-0615,; this agency serves as an advocate for nursing home residents; it investigates complaints from families, residents and nursing-facility workers, investigates home-health-care complaints, and provides information on how to choose a nursing facility. Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties - (800) 466- 8010,; Ted Watko, CEO; delivers meals to home-bound individuals who are unable to prepare their own meals because of mental or physical illness; also congregate, social dining; short- and long-term service available; congregate dining offered at Wooster Community Center, 241 S. Bever St., weekdays, 11:45 a.m., reservations are required; home delivery, weekdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Medicare - (800)-MEDICARE (800-633-4227), (TTY) and (TDD) (877) 486-2048; English- and Spanish-speaking customer-service representatives; hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to help with questions about Medicare, including general information about Medicare, updated information about health-plan options in your community, general information about Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap), and phone numbers for assistance with billing questions about Medicare claims or help with more complex questions about health insurance; upon request, copies of the “Medicare and You” handbook or an audiotape of the handbook in English or Spanish are available. Memory Care Support Group - West View Healthy Living holds monthly support group for any person who has a family member with any form of dementia. This group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm in the Chapel at West View (1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster). Open to the public. For information call 330-264-8640.

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Parkinson’s Support Group - Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 in the Chapel at West View Healthy Living at 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd. Wooster. Provides support and education to any person affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Open to the public. For more information contact Dee Kline at 567-274-8917. Personal Touch Home Care - 543 Riffel Rd., Suite F, (330) 263-1112; Patricia Reining R.N., Clinical Director; office hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m-5 p.m.; on-call 24/7; skilled nursing for homebound adults or children; provides services including registered nurses; home health aides; physical, speech and occupational therapies; medical social services and specialty services such as IV infusion therapy; accepts private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Passport, Waivers and most commercial insurances. Pro Seniors Ohio Legal Hotline - 7162 Reading Rd., Suite 1150, Cincinnati 45237, (800)-488-6070, www.proseniors. org; legal hotline for Ohio residents 60+ or an appointed representative that provides legal advice by toll-free telephone and referrals to attorneys who handle older adults’ problems at an affordable rate; legal problems addressed: Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance, nursing homes and long-term care, government benefits, landlord/ tenant, consumer and home repair, retiree pension, health coverage, planning for incapacity and power of attorney. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) - 175 S. Main St., Summit County Building, Suite 204, Akron, (330) 379-3163; counsels to small businesses by appointment only. Everything is free and confidential. Senior Transportation - See Transportation Section. Social Security Administration - 2345 Gateway Dr., (877) 319-0729,; office hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.3:30 p.m.; accepts and processes claims for retirements, disabilities, deaths, supplemental security incomes and Medicare; applications for Social Security numbers, check Social Security earnings; information.

SENIOR SPORTS & RECREATION Wooster Recreation Department Community Center Senior Adult Program - 241 S. Bever St., (330) 263-5207; recreation, fitness, education, and information services for adults 50+: • Senior Aquaerobics - shallow-water exercise class to tone and strengthen major muscle groups. • Senior Bingo - each Tuesday, 1 p.m. • Ping Pong - each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-11 a.m. • Fun Fitness - low-intensity total-body workout for men and women, choreographed to music. • Exercise and fitness room - available with yearly or monthly memberships; has weight machines, a recumbent exercise bike, rowing machine, treadmills, cross trainer and hand weights. • Weekly card groups - euchre, bridge, mahjong, billiards & bingo.

Wooster Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

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

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