Resources & Support Services
AARP Income Tax Service
From the beginning of February through April 15th*, seniors and lower income individuals can have their income taxes e-filed by trained AARP volunteers. There is no fee for this service and appointments are required. *Subject to change.
AARP Smart Driver
Learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in a challenging driving environment. Offered several times during the year.
Caring for the Caregiver
Sponsored by Hospice of Northwest Ohio. A three-week series, scheduled
throughout the year. Learn how to cope with changes, losses and life transitions while caring for a loved one.
Sponsored by National Council on Aging. Help to identify benefits and services, cut expenses, get trained for and find a job, better utilitze assets. www.benefitscheckup.org.
Fee Assistance Program
Available for 60+ Sylvania City and Township Residents and aims to provide financial assistance for Sylvania Senior Center programs that promote healthy aging. This program is strictly confidential. Please contact Susan for more information.
Opportunities for confidential consulations with a Licensed Independent Social Worker.
Also offered are group educational series and outreach services that can provide direct assistance when making difficult decisions.
Golden Buckeye Card
Participation in the Golden Buckeye Program is free. Ohio residents who are 60 years and older and adults 18-59 years old who have a permanent disability and are unable to work are eligible. Applications are available in the office.
Grief Support Services
Several workshops are scheduled throughout the year facilitated by Hospice of Northwest Ohio and a resident L.I.S.W. (Licensed Independent Social Worker) Additionally we hold an annual bereavement support group in November, to help people who have lost a loved one cope with grief during the holidays.
Home Energy Assistance Program – (H.E.A.P.)
Assistance with rising heating costs. Applications and income levels for eligibility are available in the office. For more info please call Susan 419-885-3913.
Home Maintenance Program
Available to Sylvania City and Township residents 60+ who need assistance with seasonal yard maintenance, household cleaning, errands and small repair jobs. Services are provided by individuals who have passed a federal criminal background check and interview process before being brought into the program. Call the Center at 419-885-3913 for more information or to schedule assistance.
Insurance Specialist ~ Jodi Hansen, Elite Senior Insurance Solutions. LLC
Licensed representative specializing in Medicare insurance. 2nd Tuesday, monthly, by appointment, call 419-885-3913 to schedule. Whether you’re deciding on your first Medicare plan or switching to a new one, Medicare can be confusing. This is where Jodi can help. She will discover your needs, explain options and help choose the best Medicare plan for you.
Estate Planning Review
The law offices of Jennifer Antonini, LTD. Second Friday, monthly January through September. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No appointment needed. A one on one consultation to review your last will and testament and other related estate planning documents. Find out if changes or updates are required, tips to avoid probate.
Legal Aid of Western Ohio
Legal Aid of Western Ohio (419-724-0030 or 888-534-1432) will no longer provide services at the Center. A Needs Assessment form, available in our office, must be completed and sent to Legal Aid. Contact will be made through their office. Help with forms will be available at the Center.
Free elder care legal services, sponsored by Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., L.P.A. The second Tuesday of the month, by appointment, 419-885-3913.
Ohio Department of Insurance. 1-800-686-1578.
Mobile Meals of Toledo
Supplemental Food Assistance Program. Delivers meals five days a week to area residents and provides a daily check on an individual’s well-being. 419-255-7806.
Apply online: www.mobilemeals.org.
This free service is available by appointment. Please call Donna at 419-885-3913.
Ohio Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney
“Advance Directive” is a general term referring to a person’s verbal and written instructions about future medical care in the event that the person becomes unable to speak for him or herself. Forms are available in the office.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program – Health insurance information and services for people on Medicare. 1-800-686-1578.
Assists with complains about long-term care.
ABLE Long Term Ombudsman: 419-259-2891 | 1-800-542-1874.
The Participant Council is an organized group of Sylvania Senior Center participants who volunteer and work with the staff to assist the Senior Center in achieving its goals. Any participant currently registered at the senior center is automatically a member of the Participant Council and has voting rights. Officers are elected annually. Quarterly meetings will be held on a Friday in conjunction with the Booster Club Breakfast. Participant Council activities are varied and help raise funds for the Center.
Savvy Saving Seniors
www.ncoa.org keyword: savvy senior Money Saving Tips, Avoiding Scams, Ways to Protect Yourself.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Formally known as Food Stamp Assistance. First Thursday of the month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Confidential consultation by appointment (419-885-3913 Senior Center). For eligibility requirements please call 419-654-4744 or 1-800-221-5689. For fact sheet and online tools CLICK HERE.
Straight Talk for Seniors on Health Care Reform
National Council on Aging Connect to information online: www.ncoa.org
keyword : straight talk.
Voter registration and absentee ballot request forms are available in our office.