Senior Citizen Resources

The Wickliffe Senior Center

 

Visiting the Senior Center

Senior Center Information

The Wickliffe Senior Center is located in the Wickliffe Community/Senior Center, 900 Worden Road. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The phone number for the Senior Center is 440-373-5015.

Activities at the Senior Center

Seniors gather to relax, socialize, or participate in activities. Speakers often visit to discuss interesting topics. A nurse, doctor, lawyer, and accountant also visit to advise or examine the seniors if they wish.

Regular trips are made to local stores and restaurants. Special trips to sites of interest are frequently scheduled. Call Judy Tegner for the monthly schedule of activities.

Complete Calendar of Events

Check the Senior Center Calendar for a monthly schedule of activites, including upcoming bus trips and other activities.

Click here to view the Senior Calendar for OCTOBER 2014

OCTOBER 2014 Senior Newsletter

 

 

Senior Center Members

Becoming a Member

Anyone 55 & over may become a member, Wickliffe resident $5 and non-residents $10 per year. Membership is required for daytime activities, classes, programs and evening senior activities. Evening meetings or special events do not require membership.

Senior Director:
Judy Tegner

Senior Center:
440-373-5015

WICKLIFFE NUTRITION SITE

Lunch is served Monday - Friday at Noon at the Wickliffe Community-Senior Center. Cost is $1.50 for those 60 years old and over. Call Nancy Krause for a reservation at 440-373-5017 by Wednesday to reserve your meal for the following week.

Meals-on-Wheels are available to Seniors 60 and over who are handicapped or housebound through the Lake County Council on Aging by calling 440-205-8111.

Senior residents needing bus transportation to the Senior Center for the lunch program should call the Recreation Dept. at 943-7120.

SENIOR BUS Transportation

Residents may get transportation to and from the Center and for various appointments through our Dial-A-Ride program. Anyone 55 & over or any resident of any age with a disability may contact Timothy E. Stopp, Recreation Director, at 943-7120 to make a reservation.

Regular trips to local retail & grocery stores are on the schedule each Wednesday and Friday.

An appointment other than going to the Center or shopping must be called in several days in advance to be put on the schedule. Bus runs weekdays only.

Exercise/Equipment Room

Hours of Operation

Wickliffe Senior Center members can use the exercise equipment room from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm. Monday through Friday.  

Equipment & Activities

There are five cardiovascular pieces of equipment and three strength training pieces of equipment. Use of the exercise room is at your own risk. Consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.

Wickliffe Senior Center members can now use the Wii Game System. Call to find out when it is available. Wii Bowling is scheduled on Monday & Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Come join the fun!

An ongoing low-impact exercise class is held on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.; Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m. and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. with open enrollment.

The Savvy Seniors Book Club is lead by member Mary Ann Boos and meets the FIRST Thursday of the month at 10:30 am. Contact Mary Ann at 943-6209 for the title of the book to be read the following month. 

Daily Activities at the Senior Center

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Wii Games
10:30

Pinochle
1:00

Bocce
1:00

Exercise
10:15

Zumba Gold
1:00

Tap Dancing
9:30

Wii Games
10:30

Pinochle
1:00

Line Dancing
1:00

Exercise
2:15

Shopping
Marc's, Aldi's,
Walmart,
Sweet Berry

Bingo
10:00

Exercise
12:15

Bingo
12:30

Pinochle
1:00

Corn Hole
1:30

Shopping
Giant Eagle or
Heinen's

For a complete schedule of activities, click here.

Regular Hot Meals at the Senior Center

Wickliffe Community/Senior Center, 900 Worden Road, Wickliffe. Meals are served Monday through Friday at Noon. Meals are served to seniors 60 years old and up for a donation of $1.25 per meal. Under 60 years old, meals are $3.50. Call one week in advance for a reservation.

Nutritionist: Nancy Krause
Nutrition Center: (440) 373-5017

Renting Rooms at the Senior Center

Rooms at the Wickliffe Community/Senior Center can be rented for a minimum of two hours for $30 per hour on Fridays from 5 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays/Sundays from noon to 10 pm. Contact Lornie Rotondo at (440) 373-5015 for complete details. 

Click here for the rental rate sheet for the Community Center. 

Click here for Community Center rental guidelines.

Engraved Brick Sale

The Wickliffe Senior Center is selling engraved bricks that will be placed around the flagpole in front of the Center. The bricks are a thoughtful gift for relatives, friends and neighbors. Bricks are $25.00 each and can be engraved as desired, up to three lines, 15 characters per line. A letter of acknowledgement is sent to the recipient, informing them of your generosity.

Click here for a copy of the brick order form.

For more information, call Judy Tegner, Senior Center Coordinator, at (440) 373-5015.

Senior Services

Transportation Programs

Dial-a-Ride Bus Service

This door-to-door bus service is designed to meet the transportation needs of residents 55 and over or residents with disabilities. A wheelchair lift is available. The bus operates on weekdays only. For appointments, you are requested to make your reservations at least two days in advance.

You must contact the Recreation Department before scheduling your appointments.

Transit Coordinator:
Timothy E. Stopp at the Wickliffe Recreation Department, (440) 943-7120

Wickliffe Public Library Homebound Services

Library material will be delivered to any Wickliffe resident who is unable to come into the library because of age, ill health or disability. The service can be on a temporary or permanent basis. All material formats can be included - videos/DVDs, CDs/cassette tapes, paperbacks, large-print books etc.

Contact Joanne Gilliam at the Wickliffe Library: 944-6010

Health Programs

Health and Human Services Assistance

Dial 211

By dialing 211 or local numbers (440) 953-5465 or (800) 654-5465, you are connected to a person with vast knowledge of the health and human resources available in our Community.

In 2006, over 23,500 calls for help were taken. The information is free and confidential, 24 hours a day, every day. You can also visit their website at www.211lake.org

Lake County has made this information service possible through collaboration with United Way, the Lake County Commissioners and the Lake County ADAMHS Board.

Lake County Council on Aging

The Lake County Council on Aging provides care and service for older adults. This agency is dedicated to supporting those adults feeling isolated, living alone, and in need of some type of assistance to their independence. The Gatekeeper Program has been designed by community volunteers to watch and listen for the signs that indicate an elderly person is in need of assistance. Once a referral is received, it is reviewed by a nurse and a social worker who discuss the action to be taken. A referral is then made to other resources in the community. If the plan is accepted by the elder, ongoing case management is received and followed for a minimum of three months.

If you know of an elder who needs assistance or if you would like to become a Gatekeeper, contact the Lake County Council on Aging at 440-205-8111.

Monetary Programs

Homestead Tax Exemption

Senior citizens and homeowners who are permanently and totally disabled may qualify for the New Homestead Exemption. For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Taxation web site.

Heating Bill Assistance

HEAP Program

More Ohioans will be able to get help paying their heating bills this winter. The Ohio Department of Development has increased the income level guidelines so that more people will be eligible for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

Households are eligible for HEAP assistance if their income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, an increase from the previous level of 175 percent.  This means the program will help heat more homes this winter.

HEAP provides a one-time payment for the current winter heating season.  Households with elderly or disabled members may qualify for a larger amount of assistance.  

A special component of HEAP, the Winter Crisis Program,is administered by Community Action agencies throughout Ohio. The Winter Crisis Program provides assistance once per heating season to eligible households that are disconnected, threatened with disconnection, or have less than a 10 day supply of bulk fuel.  

For more information about HEAP or to apply for assistance, call the toll free hotline at 1-800-282-0880, Monday through Friday.

Golden Buckeye Cards

Businesses of all types voluntarily offer special savings or deals for older Ohioans who carry the Golden Buckeye card. Most participating businesses display the Golden Buckeye logo on their door, in their window or at the checkout.

Golden Buckeye cards are automatically mailed during the month of their 60th birthday to individuals having a current Ohio drivers license or state identification card. Folks who do not automatically receive a card may apply at the Wickliffe Public Library. To apply, bring proof of age, which includes one of the following: current Ohio drivers license or state identification card, birth certificate, or other legal document that proves the applicant’s date of birth.

Go to www.goldenbuckeye.com for more information.