Senior Citizen Resources

The Wickliffe Senior Program

900 Worden Road, Wickliffe 44092

PHONE: (440)373-5015
GERRI HUBBELL – Senior Program Coordinator

Wickliffe Senior Program Phase 1 Restart Plan:

Beginning Monday, April 5th, we will begin Phase 1 of the Wickliffe Senior Program Restart Plan. It has been a long twelve months.  We are anxious to get everyone back to their fun routines.  In order to do that safely, we will open up slowly and gradually, introducing more activities and classes each month. We need your help throughout this transition!  The more we work together, the smoother this will go, and the faster we can get back to “normal”.  And we know “normal” is everyone’s goal! 

First and foremost, please do not enter the center if you are sick.  If you are not feeling well, please seek medical attention and stay home for seven days.  If you start feeling ill during a visit at the center, please let us know immediately.  If you do test positive for COVID, please let us know as soon as possible.

During phase 1,  we will continue congregate meal pick up on Tuesdays at 11:30 am.  There will be no dine in services during April.  Please call Joe or Dee with any meal questions at 440-373-5017. 

We have begun a limited schedule of activities and services. Specific times and restrictions for the Fitness Room, Billiards room and our Senior Library, (listed below). Wickliffe Senior Membership is required to use these areas during the day.  Your are required to bring your membership card with you to every visit. When entering the building, you will be required to stop at the front desk, your temperature will be taken and you will be asked a series of screening questions.  If you have a fever or do not pass the screening, you will be unable to continue into the building. There will be absolutely NO BYPASSING the front desk. We will need everyone’s patience during the next few months.  Our #1 responsibility is to keep our members, volunteers and employees safe and healthy.

Meal Program & Senior Bus Transportation

WICKLIFFE NUTRITION SITE

PRESENT MEAL DISTRIBUTION: 

Regular Hot Meals at the Community Center will be disrupted until notified.
Lunch will be PICK-UP ONLY Monday – Friday at 11:30 AM at the Wickliffe Community Center. Cost is $1.50 for those 60 years old and over. Call Nancy Krause for a reservation at (440) 373-5017 one week in advance.

Nutritionist: Nancy Krause
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.

No Senior bus transportation presently available. Questions for bus service please contact the  Recreation Dept. at (440) 943-7120.

Please share this with those of your neighbors who are homebound and need food.

Lake County Mobile Food Pantry with Laketran

Available to Lake County Seniors 60 and over. Seniors can register for a one pick up per month. Preregister required and is limited to 60 spots at each location. last day April 8, 2021. Reserve by calling 2-1-1 or Council on Aging at 440-205-8111.

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.

The Wickliffe Senior Program

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.

Monthly Wickliffe Senior Program Newsletter and Calendar of Events:  HERE

SENIOR BUS Transportation 

Residents may get transportation to and from the Wickliffe Senior Program at the Community 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 (440) 943-7120 to make a reservation.

Fitness Room Hours of Operation  (COVID-19 hours and restrictions in place)

On Mondays and Wednesdays we will have the fitness room open and it will be scheduled in 45 minute shifts.  Again, first come, first serve.  We will open promptly at 9 am and the last shift will end at 3:45 pm.  There will be an hour break for lunch in the afternoon.  There will be 15 minutes in between shifts which gives us the opportunity to sanitize before the next group arrives.  We do need each of you to do your part though and wipe down the equipment as you move from one piece to another.  Four people will be allowed in the room at one time.  And as always, 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.

Billiards Room  (COVID-19 hours and restrictions in place)

will be open on Thursdays (except April 22nd).  The time slots will be for one hour and forty five minutes, with a fifteen minute window in between each shift for sanitizing.  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.

Senior Library  (COVID-19 hours and restrictions in place)

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, between 1pm – 3:30 pm, the library will be open (except April 22nd).  Three people will be permitted in the library at a time.  You may check out books and puzzles to take home, or use the computer.  If there are others waiting, you will have a maximum of 30 minutes.  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]

Daily Activities for the Wickliffe Senior Program

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

FITNESS ROOM open and it will be scheduled in 45 minute shifts.  (First come, first serve.)  9:00am – 3:45pm CONGREGATE MEAL PICK -UP 11:30am-12:30pm

LIBRARY  open 1:00pm – 3:00pm

FITNESS ROOM open and it will be scheduled in 45 minute shifts.  (First come, first serve.)  9:00am – 3:45pm CONGREGATE MEAL PICK -UP 11:30am-12:30pm Closed for Cleaning

LIBRARY  open 1:00pm – 3:00pm

APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS: 2021 April
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 –  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.

Renting Rooms at the Community-Senior Center

Rooms at the Wickliffe Community 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 the Wickliffe Recreation Department at (440) 943-7120 for complete details.  Rental Room Guidelines & Rates

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 2019

For more information, call Gerri Hubbell, Senior Program Coordinator, at (440) 373-5015.