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The Geauga County Department on Aging's Chore and Home Maintenance Program can assist seniors with the maintenance of their homes including the…

Chore and Home Maintenance

The Geauga County Department on Aging’s Chore and Home Maintenance Program can assist seniors with the maintenance of their homes including the adaptations for disabilities. Programs are designed to meet health, safety, fire prevention and/or ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) adaptations.

Certain criteria must be met in order for the department on aging to provide services. Call 440-279-2130, 440-564-7131 ext. 2130 or 440-834-1856 ext. 2130. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for qualification information and/or to schedule services.

The nonemergency programs are for Geauga County senior citizens. Should there be a need for immediate assistance, such as loss of heat, outside normal business hours, seniors are responsible for the cost and for contacting a vendor who can assist with the problem or repair.

All phone calls for any chore and home maintenance assistance must be initiated first by calling the department on aging directly, otherwise the cost will not be covered by the department on aging.

The chore program has volunteer workers who provide routine home maintenance such as window washing, leaf raking, trimming bushes and limited yard maintenance.

Home maintenance program contracts with professional workers to provide home maintenance such as plumbing, heating and cooling and electrical work. All contracted services must be approved and authorized by the department on aging.

Summer youth program has youth workers who provide routine home maintenance such as yard clean up and window washing. Call the agency directly for qualification information.

Senior Center Events

Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Raven-wood Drive, Chardon, 440-279-2130.

Celebrate Life: Past, Present and Future: July 22, 11 a.m. University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center will present a lecture on sleep disorders. Sleep screenings will also be conducted. Call 440-279-2137 to schedule an appointment.

Middlefield Senior Center, 15820 Ridgewood Drive, Middlefield, 440-632-0611.

Chair Exercises: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Arthritis based exercises open to anyone.

West Geauga Senior Center, 11414 Caves Road, Chester, 440-729-2782.

Meet the Director and Lunch: July 17. Geauga Department on Aging Director Jessica Boalt will give an overview on the state of the department, including how it operates and how it is funded, and answer any questions.

Tai Chi: Thursdays, 2:153:15 p.m. An alternative therapy that promotes the circulation of energy within the body in slow, gentle movements, tai chi helps to align the body and strengthen balance, making every day basic tasks easier. It is great for arthritis relief.

Chagrin Falls Senior Center, 7060 Woodland Ave., Bainbridge, 440-247-8510.

Monthly Book Discussion: July 21, 10:30 a.m. Join librarian Chris from the Bainbridge Public Library. Come in to the center to get next month’s book. Call ahead so there are enough books.

What is Reflexology?: July 24, 11 a.m. A free presentation by Partners to Empowerment Wellness Center, learn how to take care of oneself and find out what alternative treatments can do. Learn about rain bath and hot stone therapies. Call to register.

Thompson Senior Center, 8091 Plank Road, Thompson, 440-298-3822.

Celebrate Life: Past, Present and Future: July 17, 10:30 a.m. University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center will present a lecture on sleep disorders. Free screenings will be available.

Register for Huntsburg Twp. Senior Trash Pickup

The Huntsburg Township Trustees and Huntsburg Road Department are joining forces with the Geauga County Department on Aging for the 2014 Huntsburg Township Senior Trash Pick-Up Day on July 17.

To register for trash pickup, one must be 60 years of age or older and live in Huntsburg Township. The township road crew and the Department on Aging will pick up refuse from registered seniors who need assistance and take it to the township dumpster.

No liquids, paint or other hazardous materials, construction debris, rocks, yard waste or household garbage will be accepted. All materials should be consolidated in strong boxes and items should be kept dry and tarped if possible. Appliances with Freon removed will be accepted.

Only 10 household items per home and the trash should be from the registered senior’s household only. Items must be left outside the garage, not curbside.

Seniors must be registered with the Department on Aging prior to pickup. Have items clearly marked for Huntsburg Township pickup if one cannot be home to sign for items.

For more information or to register, call the Department on Aging at 440-279-2129, 440-279-2135, 440-279-2130 or 440-834-1856 ext. 2130 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please indicate if assistance is needed removing items from the home.

Have the following information available when calling: senior’s name, address, phone number, date of birth and a list of items needing removed.

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