The Press Newspaper
2-1-1 service offers access to health information and referrals
Within Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Hancock and Erie counties, there are literally thousands of phone numbers for health and social service programs, donation clearinghouses, government offices, educational systems, and neighborhood groups.
United Way 2-1-1 enables people to dial an easy-to-remember, three-digit number to get connected to the help they need when they need it. By simply dialing 2-1-1 people are connected to trained and knowledgeable information and referral specialists with access to accurate and up-to-date information. United Way Volunteer Center is also part of United Way 2-1-1. People interested in community service can match their volunteer interests with nearly 300 community partners.
People using cell or pay phones can access United Way 2-1-1 by calling 1-800-650-HELP. Information and referral and volunteer matching resources may also be accessed online at www.unitedwaytoledo.org.
In July 2000, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that the telephone number 2-1-1 be designated nationwide as the number to call for access to non-emergency information on health and human services. As of April 2009 more than 240 million Americans – more than 80 percent of the American population - have access to United Way 2-1-1.
The AOoA’s Caregiver Support Program, which is funded by the Older American Act Amendments of 2000, recognizes the monumental role caregivers play in caring for older family members. Under this program five basic services are available:
Some services, such as in-home care, an overnight stay in a facility, transportation or equipment may have a co-pay based on the income of the person that you are caring for. No one is denied services for an inability to pay.
For more information about the AOoA’s Caregiver Support Program, call 419-382-0624, 1-800-472-7277 or visit www.areaofficeonaging.com and click on “Caregiver Support.”
Guest speaker Cindy Babcock, director of rehabilitation at Perrysburg Care and Rehabilitation Center, will discuss home safety hazards and ways to prevent needless injuries in your home. For more information, call 419-287-4109.
The camp is designed to support children and youth in mourning the loss of a loved one and assist them with the grieving process. Since young people grieve differently from adults, this camp gives them the opportunity to express how they feel about the death of their loved one in a safe environment with concerned and trained staff.
Activities are created so children and youth attending the camp can reflect on the experience in a positive light. Each day will include craft activities, lunch and snacks and on Friday there will be pizza, swimming and wall climbing.
The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day and is open to the public at no charge. Registration is required.
For more information, call Yvonne Matus at 800-413-1555. To learn more about the services and programs offered by Memorial Health Care System, visit www.memorialhcs.org.
Caregivers will also receive education and help with problem solving related to caring for someone who has Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
The is no charge for the services. The program is offered in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Aging and Benjamin Rose Institute.
Call Salli Bollin at 419-537-1999 for more information.
Hospice of Northwest Ohio, in connection with the Area Office on Aging and St. Paul Trinity United Methodist Church in Elmore, will present a program series, “Caring for the Caregiver – Finding the Blessings,” July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, located at 340 Toledo St.
Participants will learn how to:
RSVP to Roberta Glascal at 419-862-2639 or 419-216-2984. To learn about class activities, call workshop facilitator RoseAnn Wernert, RN, BSN at 419-661-4001.
Hospice also offers a wide range of grief support programs for children and adults throughout the year. Visit www.hospicenwo.org or call 419-661-4001for up-to-date information.
The program is open to all who grieve the death of a loved one. (This is not a social or religious group.)
Walk in or call Judy Hoeflinger at 419-691-9750 for more information.
Senior centers also offer hot nutritional meals and social, recreational and educational events to any seniors who wish to participate. Locally, centers are located in Elmore (419-862-3874), Genoa (419-855-4491) and Oak Harbor (419-898-2800).
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