Department on Aging

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Geauga County Department on Aging (GDA) Updates for October 2020

Agency Update 10-7-2020:

Our staff are working and available to provide assistance, information and referrals to community partners over the phone. Please do not hesitate to call our office - we are here to help. Follow the Geauga County Department on Aging to receive up to date information on our programs and services on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GeaugaCountyDepartmentonAging.

  • All walk-in and routine office appointments continue to be postponed until further notice. We are happy to schedule phone appointments and virtual appointments.
     
  • Urgent or critical matters that cannot be addressed over the phone or postponed, may be scheduled a face to face appointment at the Agency’s discretion. Anyone scheduled for a face to face appointment must comply with social distancing, wear a face covering and complete a health questionnaire and temperature screening.
     
  • Legal Service appointments have resumed. New appointments are available on a limited basis. Please call 440-279-2130 to make an appointment.
     
  • Medicare Open Enrollment appointments are available on a limited basis from 10/15/2020-12/03/2020. Please call 440-279-2130 to make an appointment.
     
  • GDA Senior Centers and Adult Day Services remain closed for onsite and outdoor programming. The Geauga Department on Aging Staff are diligently working with the State, Geauga County Commissioners and the Geauga County Health Department to meet the goal of reopening our in-person Recreation and Education Programming at our Adult Day and Senior Center Facilities. We are utilizing all State educational and training opportunities necessary to resume our activities; however, the reopening date has not yet been determined. Please know that while we look forward to opening our Senior Center and Adult Day facilities, the welfare and safety of all involved is paramount in establishing our reopening date. Information on the requirements to open Senior Center and Adult Day Facilities can be found on the Ohio Department on Aging’s Website at https://aging.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/aging/care-and-living/coronavirus-response/adult-day-centers-and-senior-centers-covid19
     
  • Seniors Centers are offering distance programming and recreation resources. Please contact your local senior center for more information.
    Chardon Senior Center: 440-279-2126
    Middlefield Senior Center: 440-632-0611
    West Geauga Senior Center: 440-279-2163
    Bainbridge Senior Center: 440-279-1313
     
  • Out of County Medical Transportation is accepting requests for rides to Out-of-County medical appointments. Please call 440-279-2134 to request a ride.
     
  • The Senior Home Safety Program is providing limited services on a case by case basis, for issues concerning safety, security and accessibility in and around the home. Seniors in need of Home Safety Services for immediate safety or accessibility issues should call 440-279-2130 for assistance and/or referrals.
     
  • Our Home Delivered Meals program continues to operate as usual. Seniors interested in receiving Home Delivered Meals can call 440-279-2138 to receive a Home Delivered Meals Eligibility Assessment.
     
  • Congregate Meals “To-Go” are available for pick up at each of our Senior Center locations. Seniors interested in receiving a Congregate Meal “To-Go” should call their local Senior Center by 9:00 a.m. the days they would like to pick up a meal. Offered Monday through Friday.
     
  • Non-Perishable Food Items and Food Pantry Assistance are available. Our staff can assist with supplying basic nonperishable food items through our Senior Food Pantry or Local Food Pantry and then deliver these items to Geauga County seniors.
     
  • Non-perishable food donations to support the senior food pantry are greatly appreciated. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday 8am-4pm at 470 Center Street #2, Chardon.
     
  • The best way to find out Agency updates and information is to follow the Geauga County Department on Aging on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GeaugaCountyDepartmentonAging.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to take responsible actions for the safety of our staff, seniors and our community.

If you have questions or need additional information please call the GDA Administrative Office at (440) 279-2130 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Geauga County Department on Aging Reopening Statement: October 2020

10-07-2020

On 8/20/2020 Gov. DeWine announced that Adult Day and Senior Center Facilities would be allowed to reopen on 9/21/2020. The ability to open however comes with a host of compliance requirements and responsibilities including Covid-19 testing for Senior Center and Adult Day participants and staff. This information can be found on the Ohio Department on Aging’s Website at https://aging.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/aging/care-and-living/coronavirus-response/adult-day-centers-and-senior-centers-covid19.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the staff at The Geauga County Department on Aging have maintained ongoing communication at both the State and Local levels to ensure that every provision of programs and services thus far have been done in a safe and responsible manner.

The Geauga Department on Aging Staff are diligently working with the State, Geauga County Commissioners, and the Geauga County Health Department to meet the goal of reopening our in-person Recreation and Education Programming at our Adult Day and Senior Center Facilities. We are utilizing all State educational and training opportunities necessary to resume our activities; however, the reopening date has not yet been determined. Please know that while we look forward to your return to our facilities, the welfare and safety of all involved is paramount in establishing our reopening date.

Sincerely,
Jessica N. Boalt MMT, MT-BC, AAP-BC
Director
Geauga County Department on Aging

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The mission of the Geauga County Department on Aging is to support positive aging through programs, services, and resources that promote health, wellness, safety, independence and dignity.

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