Services are provided to all qualified residents of Crawford County who are 60 years or older. There are no income or asset restrictions and services are provided on a monetary donation basis only.
Congregate meals are a hot meal, catered by the Council on Aging staff, in a congenial atmosphere with opportunities to meet new friends and to socialize with old friends.
Meals are served Monday through Friday at 11:30am at the Senior Center, 200 South Spring Street, Bucyrus and the Golden Age Center, 301 South Market Street, Galion.
Reservations can be made by calling the Council on Aging and must be made no later than the day before.
Home Delivered Meals
Consumers living within ½ mile of the city limits of Galion, Crestline, or Bucyrus will receive a hot well balanced meal delivered to their home between 11am and 1pm by a volunteer or agency employee. Eligible consumers living outside of these boundaries will receive frozen meals delivered to their home on Mondays. Home Delivered Meals can be requested by the consumer, a family member, friend, doctor, hospital, etc. Eligibility, including home bound status, can be determined at the time the request is made.
In-Home Service is assistance with homemaking and personal care provided in the home. Caregivers perform light housekeeping which can include laundry, changing bed linens, grocery shopping, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom, etc.
Personal care assistants are trained to help with bathing, grooming, dressing and other activities necessary to maintain good personal hygiene.
In-home services are available on an as needed basis; homemaking can be provided up to 2 hours per week and personal care up to 1 hour twice a week.
Chore services are also available to provide minor help at home such as washing walls and windows, inside and outside (ground level only), etc.
Information and Referral
Information and Referral is the vital link between older persons who need services and those who can provide them.
Information & Referral is provided to Older Adults and their caregivers regarding services/programs related to the following:
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance
- Funding Programs for Home Repair
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
- Homestead Exemption
- Golden Buckeye Card
- Legal Assistance
- DPOA & Living Will for Healthcare
- Assistance filling out applications for various programs, i.e. HEAP, Telephone (Lifeline), QMB, SLMB, etc.
- Updated Medicare changes and/or information printed in monthly newsletters
- Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans & Medicare-approved Prescription Drug Plans
The Council on Aging is a counseling site for the Ohio Senior Health Information program (OSHIP).
Council on Aging also contracts with District 5 Area Agency on Aging to provide Alzheimer’s Respite Care and Passport services including meals, transportation, chore, personal care and homemaker. This gives Crawford County consumers the option to choose local people, familiar with the community, to provide their care.
Council on Aging also provides weekly and monthly activities planned to help increase the quality of life for Seniors of Crawford County. There are a wide variety of activities provided at the Senior Center to attract everyone. Additional information is available on the Calendar and Activities tabs above.