Wickliffe Senior Program
900 Worden Road, Wickliffe 44092 * PHONE: (440)373-5015
GERRI HUBBELL – Senior Program Coordinator
Monthly Wickliffe Senior Program Newsletter: February Newsletter 2023
Click on the calendar for this month: FEBRUARY 2023 CALENDAR
Meal Program & Senior Bus Transportation
WICKLIFFE NUTRITION SITE – Regular Hot Meals at the Community Center
Monday, Wednesday, Fridays at 11:30 AM at the Wickliffe Community Center. Cost is $1.50 for those 60 years old and over. Drive thru still available. Call Joe Green for a reservation at (440) 373-5017 one week in advance.
Nutritionist: Joe Green – Nutrition Center: (440) 373-5017
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.
Questions for Wickliffe Senior Resident bus service please contact the Recreation Dept. at (440) 943-7120 or see Dial a Ride below for more details.
Laketran is teaming up with local agencies to get food to those people 60+ This is coordinated through the county’s “2-1-1” program and the Lake County Council on Aging. Sign up by dialing “2-1-1”; Monday through Sunday from 8:30AM-5:00PM or call Council on Aging at 440-205-8111/ Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM. This program is for Lake County Seniors.
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.
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
Fitness Room Hours of Operation
First come, first serve. We do need each of you to do your part though and wipe down the equipment as you move from one piece to another. Being respectful and sharing the equipment is very much appreciated!
Please bring water with you when you plan to exercise. Our drinking fountain has been converted into a bottle filling station. And at this time, we do not have any vending machines in the building.
A maximum of eight people in the room will be permitted to help maintain a safe distance between participants. You must bring all of your own equipment. The middle table will be blocked off from use.
Lake County Council on Aging
When you return books and puzzles, we ask that you please drop them off directly to the office so they may be sanitized. Do not place them back in the library. The community puzzle table will not be available and there will be NO donation of books, puzzles or magazines until further restrictions have been lifted.
Senior Volunteering Opportunities
The benefits of volunteering and how to get started. Please contact Gerri Hubbell at 440-373-5015 or email: [email protected]
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 – CDs, paperbacks, large-print books etc. Contact Joanne Gilliam at the Wickliffe Library: (440) 944-6010
Wickliffe Public Library Web Site: http://wickliffepl.org/
Health and Human Services Assistance
By dialing 2-1-1 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. 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.
Engraved Brick Sale
The Wickliffe Senior Program is selling engraved bricks that will be placed around the flagpole in front of the Community 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. Brick Donation Form
For more information, call Gerri Hubbell, Senior Program Coordinator, at (440) 373-5015.
Wickliffe Senior Citizen Apron Snow Removal Program please click HERE! for application and guidelines.
Lake County Commissioners Vote for 25% Discount on Water & Sewer Bills for Low Income Senior Citizens
In an effort to assist low-income senior citizens with utility costs, the Board of Lake County Commissioners and the Department of Utilities established a program to provide a 25% discount on water and sewer bills to all qualifying senior citizens. Commissioner John Plecnik proposed the senior discount earlier this year, which was unanimously adopted by the Board of Commissioners on November 18th.