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August News For Fulton County Senior Center

The suggested meal donation has increased slightly to $3.00 per meal for home delivery and congregate meals. Meal donations have remained the same for the past seven years.

A recent survey of our participating seniors showed a large amount of support for this small increase. We greatly appreciate donations as they help us continue to provide you with quality meals and services.

The increase is not mandatory, rather a suggested contribution to help with rising costs. Please understand that no eligible senior will be denied a meal due to inability to contribute all or part of the suggested donation. The suggested donation for out of county diners or those under age 60 will increase to $5.00 per meal.

Val Edwards, Information & Referral Specialist, is taking appointments for meetings at locations around the county. Get help understanding Medicare and Social Security issues, insurance, bills, completing applications, and more.

Delta area seniors with appointments can meet with Val at Delta Library on Wednesday, August 10 from 10:00 am to noon. Thursday, August 18, meet Val at the Swanton Library from 10:00 am to noon, by appointment only.

On Thursday, August 25, Val will be at Wyse Commons on Archbold’s Fairlawn campus, by appointment only. Live near Metamora?

Make an appointment for Tuesday, August 23 to meet with Val at the Evergreen Library in Metamora from 10:00 am to noon. In addition, Val is available most weekdays by appointment to meet with seniors at the Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton Street, Wauseon.

Val’s services are offered at no cost to seniors in partnership with Wyse Commons and the local libraries. Please make an appointment in advance with Val for any of these dates by calling 419-337-9299.

As summer temperatures rise, take note of these Fulton County cooling center locations.

•Crossroads Evangelical Church, 845 E. Leggett Street Wauseon. Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 5 pm, closed on Fridays.

•Normal Memorial Library, 301 N. Eagle St., Fayette, OH. Monday & Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am to 7:30 pm, Thursday 1 pm to 7:30 pm, Friday 1 pm to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 1pm.

•North Clinton Church, 831 W. Linfoot Street, Wauseon. Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

•St. John’s Christian Church, 700 S. Defiance Street, Archbold. Monday through Friday 8 am to 9 pm, call first, (419) 446-2545.

•Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St. Swanton, OH 43558. Monday to Thursday 10 am to 7 pm, Friday 10 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.

•Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor St. Delta. Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm with the doors unlocked from 9 to noon, call first, (419) 822-4579.

•Village of Delta Memorial Hall, 401 Main St. Delta, Ohio, 419-822-3191. Open as a cooling center 24 hours, when the temperature is over 90 degrees and the heat index is over 95 degrees. Doors will be unlocked for those in need.

•Wauseon Public Library, 117 E. Elm Street, Wauseon. Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (closed weekends).

The 2022 Summer Crisis Program (SCP) will provide eligible households with a one-time benefit to assist with electric utility bills up to $500 for regulated & $800 for non-regulated, central air conditioning repairs up to $500, and provide a window air conditioning unit and/or fan.

This year the program will be open July 1 – September 30, 2022. Household income must be at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and households must have at least one additional eligibility criteria listed below:

•A household member who is age 60 or older.

•A household member has a documented medical condition verified by a licensed medical professional.

•Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP) customers are eligible for assistance towards their default PIPP payment, first PIPP payment, central air conditioning repairs, or may receive an air conditioning unit and/or fan.

•A household’s electric utility has a disconnect notice, has been shut off, or new electric service is being established for the household.

These households may also receive an air conditioning unit and/or fan or central air conditioning repairs, if the household can maintain electric service for 30 days.

Please call the appointment hotline number 1-419-219-4641 to schedule an appointment. For additional questions, call 419-337-8601.

The Senior Center can provide transportation to a doctor or dental appointment for seniors who do not drive. Call Brooke Bosco, Coordinator of Volunteers, at 419-337-9299 as soon as you have an appointment date. Our service is on a first come, first served basis.

If your appointment requires extended time, please inform Brooke when scheduling your transportation so he can find a driver to accommodate you.

We have regular vehicles as well as a van with a ramp capable of transporting a senior in a wheelchair.

•Be ready to leave when the driver arrives at your home.

•Unscheduled stops need to be minimal. Please discuss your needs with your driver prior to your transportation. Time is very restricted on certain days, making last-minute stops impossible. Sorry, no shopping trips.

•Please call if your appointment has been changed or cancelled. Please do not call your driver at home. All communication should be through the Senior Center.

•Donations are gladly accepted to help cover the expense of the program. Give them to your driver or mail your donation to the Fulton Co. Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon, OH 43567.

•Wear seatbelts at all times.

•Our drivers are volunteers, not caregivers. If you need extra assistance, please bring a family member or friend to assist you.


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