Resources & Support Services
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.
Advanced Funeral Planning Consultation
Josie Freeman, Funeral Director, with over 25 years of experience will be available to meet with you individually and answer all of your questions at no cost or obligation.
Call Sylvania Senior Center at 419-885-3913 for an appointment with Josie Freeman, Reeb Funeral Home.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia 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, March through December, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm 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, open to all ages and registration is not required.
Second Thursday monthly, by appointment. Addresses changes in memory; changes in a loved one’s memory, which changes are/are not part of normal aging; difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia. One hour appointment for an individual, family and/or caregiver that wants to learn how to navigate life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory changes.
Call Sylvania Senior Center at 419-885-3913 for an appointment with the memory care professional.
Sponsored by National Council on Aging. Help to identify benefits and services, cut expenses, get trained for and find a job, better utilize assets. www.benefitscheckup.org.
Fee Assistance Program
Available for 60+ Sylvania School District Residents and aims to provide financial assistance for Sylvania Senior Center programs that promote healthy aging. This program is strictly confidential.
Call Sylvania Senior Center at 419-885-3913 for more information.
Opportunities for confidential consultations with a Licensed Independent Social Worker.
Also offered are group educational series and outreach services that can provide direct assistance when making difficult decisions.
Call Sylvania Senior Center at 419-885-3913 for an appointment with the social worker.
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.
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 Sylvania Senior Center at 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 Sylvania Senior Center at 419-885-3913 for more information or to schedule assistance.
Facilitated by Glenn Carlson, Financial Representative, Western & Southern Life
Specializing in individual retirement plans and life and health insurance options.
The second Wednesday of the month, by appointment.
Call Sylvania Senior Center at 419-885-3913 for an appointment with the Retirement Specialist.
Estate Planning Review
The law offices of Jennifer Antonini, LTD. Second Friday, monthly from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. By appointment. 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.
Call Sylvania Senior Center at 419-885-3913 for an appointment with Jennifer.
Free elder care legal services, sponsored by Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., L.P.A.
Second Tuesday of the month, by appointment.
Call Sylvania Senior Center at 419-885-3913 for an appointment with a representative of GTB&S.
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.
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.
O.S.H.I.I.P. Trained Specialist
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program / through the Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio.
Helping you make the best decision for yourself, regarding your health insurance coverage!
Call Sylvania Senior Center at 419-885-3913 for an appointment with the Specialist.
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. For eligibility requirements, please call 419-654-4744 or 1-800-221-5689. For fact sheet and online tools CLICK HERE.
Voter registration and absentee ballot request forms are available in our office.
The benefits of volunteering are many. Studies have shown that volunteering connects you with others, making new friends and contacts; counteracts the effects of stress, anger, anxiety and depression. Below is a guide from Aginginplace.org which discusses these benefits as well as giving you information on how to volunteer. Please click on the link to view this article. https://www.aginginplace.org/how-to-volunteer-as-a-senior/