Supportive services and more for seniors

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Savings Bank Clinton County Senior Center is a multipurpose facility operating under the auspices of the Clinton County Community Action Program. Our goal is to enhance quality of life for seniors through programs of socialization, nutrition, education, recreation, transportation and health.

The Supportive Services program is available to help if you need assistance obtaining benefits or services from other agencies. Jonda McCarren is our Supportive Services Coordinator and serves as an advocate on senior’s behalf.

Examples of assistance available: help completing applications and forms necessary for benefits; assistance with referrals linking clients to appropriate resources and scheduling appointments; information regarding Social Security, Medicare (all parts) and Medicaid, Patient Assistance Programs, Advanced Directives as well as supplemental insurance.

Supportive Services is a link for those 60-plus, regardless of income, to receive assistance with services and benefits available to seniors.

Questions or need assistance? Call 937-655-2151 or stop by the Senior Center. Supportive Services are offered 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We offer Congregate dining, a Title III lunch program, providing one-third of the daily recommended nutrition for an older adult. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. for a suggested donation of $2.50.

Reservations need to be made in advance in person or by calling the Center. Ala carte meals are also available for purchase Mondays through Thursdays.

Our transportation service is available to transport seniors throughout the county. Transportation requests should be placed 24 hours in advance if possible. There is no set fee for transportation services but donations are suggested.

Staying active and being among friends is a necessity of life for people of all ages. This is just as true for older adults.

The senior center offers a wide range of group activities ensuring senior participants are given ample opportunity to maintain their physical and mental health. Examples of the types of activities offered are fitness classes, line dance classes, pool tables, card games, dominoes, corn toss, chair volleyball and crafts.

Though you can attend the senior center without becoming a member, you will miss out on some of the perks of being a member. Members receive a monthly newsletter, have access to the exercise rooms and discounted facility rental. Some of the equipment in our exercise rooms are treadmills, recumbent bikes, an elliptical and a vertical wall-mounted weight machine.

Membership is $30 annually for ages 50 and up.

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