The Wickliffe Senior Center
GERRI HUBBELL – Senior Activities Coordinator
SENIOR CENTER HOURS:
To help prevent the spread of the Covid 19 virus, we are cancelling all daytime senior citizen and evening activities. All activities in the building will remain suspended until such time as determined with the State of Ohio and City of Wickliffe in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Located at 900 Worden Road, Wickliffe 44092
Meal Program & Senior Bus Transportation
WICKLIFFE NUTRITION SITE
MARCH 17 2020 UPDATE FOR MEALS DISTRIBUTION:
Regular Hot Meals at the Senior Center will be disrupted from March 17 through April 5, 2020 tentatively returning Monday April 6, 2020.
Lunch will be PICK-UP ONLY Monday – Friday at 11:30 AM 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 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.
Laketran is teaming up with local agencies to get food to those people 60+ and homebound. 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 Center
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 Gerri Hubbell for the monthly schedule of activities.
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.
Complete Calendar of Events
Check the Senior Center Calendar for a monthly schedule of activities, including upcoming bus trips and other activities.
ALL ACTIVITIES CANCELLED – ACTIVITY RETURN DATE WILL BE DETERMINED
SENIOR BUS Transportation – DATE WILL BE DETERMINED
Residents may get transportation to and from the Senior 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.
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 Programs & Equipment Room
Exercise room Hours of Operation
Wickliffe Senior Center members can use the exercise equipment room from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Monday through Friday.
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.
Click here for a guide to injury prevention while exercising.
Senior Center Daily Activities
Wii Game System:
Wii Bowling is scheduled on Monday & Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Come join the fun!
Low-Impact Exercise Class:
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.; Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m. and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. with open enrollment.
Medical Alert System Reviews
Help in assisting you how to navigate the many options regarding medical alert systems. This website is a completely free resource that will help guide senior citizens and their families in choosing service that best suits their needs. The guide is filled with in-depth reviews, detailed comparisons, expert ratings and is very simple to use.
Click here for the guide.
Driving and Dementia: The Essential Guide for Seniors
This is a very comprehensive resource on how dementia and other senior medical conditions can affect driving ability. The guide contains helpful information on courses and training programs for senior drivers to ensure their safety as well as that of other road users, and offers plenty of helpful tips and advice for drivers over 60 years old.
Lake County Social Isolation and Loneliness Initiative
Lake County companies and organizations have partnered together to start the “Lake County Social Isolation and Loneliness Initiative” to reduce social isolation and loneliness in the county. Click on link for more information.
Social Isolation Initiative Article
Senior Volunteering Opportunities
The benefits of volunteering and how to get started.
Daily Activities at the Senior Center
Knitting & Crocheting
|For a complete schedule of activities,2020 February|
Renting Rooms at the Community-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 the Wickliffe Recreation Department at (440) 943-7120 for complete details.
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.
For more information, call Gerri Hubbell, Senior Center Coordinator, at (440) 373-5015.
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.
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: (440) 944-6010
Health and Human Services Assistance
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.
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
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.