Welcome! We are happy to announce that your Sylvania Senior Center will begin its safe and responsible re-opening on Wednesday June 9, 2021 by appointment. It will be a soft opening with a limited number of programs offered the first two weeks and adding to them as we move forward. We will be open Wed, Thurs, and Fri for the first two weeks. The first groups that will be joining us the week of June 9th include ceramics, the woodshop, yoga and chair yoga, knitting and crocheting, and all our ZOOM classes will continue.
Masks and social distancing is required. And as always, we can offer resources and referrals by phone. Please call us with any questions at 419-885-3913. We have missed you! Welcome back!
Ohio Department of Aging launches free check-in service for older citizens “Staying Connected” service open to Ohio residents age 60 and older. See the Covid-19 information in the adjacent “Notices and Updates” pgs 4-6.
There’s Always Something Going On!
Our state-of-the-art, ADA accessible facility is open to all adults age 55 and older (60+ for some programs). The Sylvania Senior Center is an information resource, offering a multitude of great programs and services.
Facilitated by: Carlene Dale, PATHWAYS TOLEDO
The second Thursday of the month, by appointment.
For appointment, call: 419.885.3913
These programs are designed to assist low income households with heating/cooling their homes during the winter/summer.
PRIVATE MEMORY CHAT
Facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Association
Second Thursday, monthly; by appointment
•Changes in memory
•Changes in a loved ones memory
•Which changes are/are not part of normal aging
•Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s
•Other kinds of Dementia
30 minute appointment for an individual, family and/or caregiver that wants to learn now to navigate life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Dementia or simply memory changes. For appointment call: 419.885.3913.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter. This support group is open to the community.
First Tuesday of the month, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm (March – December) in the Sylvania Senior Center Willow Room. Caregiver groups are a great way to learn more about techniques and strategies to cope with caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia and to meet others who are experiencing similar challenges. This group is free and registration is not required. It is suggested that you contact the facilitator if you plan to attend for the first time. January and February meetings are held at the King Road Library.
Nationally Accredited and Locally Committed!
We are very pleased to announce that the Sylvania Senior Center has received National Accreditation from the National Institute of Senior Centers/National Council on Aging for the second time. Of approximately 15,000 senior centers in the country, less than 1% (120) are accredited by this national board. In order to obtain this status, the Sylvania Senior Center was required to meet the standards of excellence in nine areas. These include Purpose and Planning, Community Connections, Governance, Administration and Human Resources, Program Development and Implementation, Evaluation, Fiscal and Asset Responsibility, Records and Reports, and Facility and Operations.
Our reviewer cited strong community commitment and involvement with our Board, participants, and staff. The reviewer received unsolicited testimony on how our great programs have changed people’s lives and cited our Home Maintenance Program as a Best Practice and efficiently designed. She felt our Center slogan, “Nationally Accredited and Locally Committed” is inspiring and encourages other accredited centers to adopt this motto. Finally, she cited the wonderful facilities, classrooms, community garden, and facility design as top notch.
The support that the Sylvania Senior Center receives from the Sylvania Community provides us with the tools and building blocks that we use to fulfill our promise of excellence to our community leaders, participants, volunteers, and tax payers. We are proud to bring this award back to our community and will continue to strive to meet the expectations and standards that are now set ~Julie Graf, Director