News and Events

Thank You Pet Supplies Plus and Donors!

We would like to send a huge thank you to Pet Supplies Plus in Centerville for hosting a pet food drive this past weekend to support our Senior's Best Friend pet food delivery program.  We received donations of both food and cash to support the program!  Thank you to everyone who came out to support us!  Look at all of the pet food we can distribute to the community!  Over 630 pounds of food and treats were collected!  This will feed a lot of hungry pets!

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The CareSource Foundation Awards Our Meals on Wheels Program

The CareSource Foundation continues to be a philanthropic leader in the Miami Valley awarding Senior Resource Connection $7,500 for the Meals on Wheels program.  This much appreciated grant will help us feed 75 of our community’s elderly for an entire month. Thank you CareSource from the bottom of our clients’ hungry bellies!  If you, or someone you know, is in need of home delivered meals, please contact our nutrition department at 937-228-3663.

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Kroger Community Rewards!

Kroger is committed to helping its communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.  Senior Resource Connection is partnering with Kroger to give back to seniors in the communities that we serve.  A portion of what you spend at Kroger will be given back on a quarterly basis to the nonprofit that you designate, like Senior Resource Connection!  Our NPO number is VK570; you will need this to enroll in the program. 

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The Dayton Foundation just keeps on giving!

The Dayton Foundation just keeps on giving! Their Partners in Giving program awarded Senior Resource Connection another $6,000. Thank you for all you do for our community!

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The Dayton Foundation Awards $75,000 Grant to Senior Resource Connection

The Dayton Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to Senior Resource Connection to replace a commercial HVAC system in our Nutrition building downown.  Thank you very much!

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Thank You Dayton Dragons!

A big shout out to Fifth Third Bank and Scott Mumpower for providing Dayton Dragons’ suite seating for our employees.  Our folks work hard every day serving the Miami Valley’s elderly and really deserved a fun-filled evening at the ball park. Thank You Fifth Third Bank!

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New Program- SENIOR'S BEST FRIEND- Needs Your Donations!

Senior Resource Connection, in partnership with Meals on Wheels of America, is launching a new endeavor called Senior’s Best Friends.  This program will help area seniors feed their beloved cats and dogs.  We have received a small grant from Meals on Wheels of America to get the program off the ground, but we will need support from others in the community to sustain the program.  We are in need of cat and dog food donations to distribute to senior’s best friends in the Miami Valley area.  Many times, these homebound seniors give their food to their pets and go without a nutritious meal so that their pet can eat.  With your help we can feed the seniors and their best friends!  If you would like to donate to a worthy cause or receive additional information please call us at (937)228-3663.

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Thank You to The Physicians' Charitable Foundation!

We are excited to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from The Physicians’ Charitable Foundation.  This generous gift has jumpstarted our HVAC replacement project with a price tag of $350,000. Many area seniors and adults with special needs depend on Meals on Wheels each day. Our dedicated kitchen staff, due to HVAC issues, have endured temperatures up to 98° while preparing around 2,500 meals daily for those in need.  Our immediate goal is to help our employees who really make a difference in the lives of our community’s elderly and disabled individuals. If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please visit http://SeniorResourceConnection.com/donation.asp

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Senior's Best Friend Donations

We would like to thank the Good Shepherd Christian Church in Macedonia for their donation to our Senior's Best Friend program. Donations like this make the continuation of the program possible.  For more information about Senior's Best friend please call 937-CAT-FOOD.

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Thank You to the Levin Family Foundation!

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A BIG THANK YOU to the Levin Family Foundation for their generous donation of $2,500 to support our Meals on Wheels program. Approximately 2,500 meals are prepared fresh each day in our Downtown Dayton commercial kitchen. Annually, we serve well over 650,000 meals to elderly and disabled individuals in Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Preble, Miami, Darke, Shelby, Champaign and Logan counties. But our drivers don’t just deliver a meal; they also provide a pleasant personal interaction along with safety/wellness checks. As the senior population grows, the need for these services continues to increase as well. The Levin Foundation is helping us meet this growing need.

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Another Senior’s independence is saved!

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Mr. Smith’s life is now a little less overwhelming.  Although a competent carpenter and janitor for most of his life, he remained functionally illiterate. When he lost his wife, he lost the one person who helped him navigate through the financial and legal aspects of his life. Forced to rely on a family member, neglect and financial exploitation left Mr. Smith on the verge of losing his home and without basic necessities like health services and food. 

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The Golden Years aren’t always golden…

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Mary is a former Dayton Public Schools teacher who was loved by her students and respected by her peers. As aging is inevitable, now in her 80’s, Mary required assistance if she wanted to remain living in her home.  Senior Resource Connection was the answer to her needs with a case manager that helped her get valuable home-based services. A Visiting Health Care aide was placed in the home to assist with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing and light housekeeping. An Emergency Response System was also provided for added protection where she could call for help with the touch of a button.

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Do you have an elderly loved one overwhelmed with cleaning needs?

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Chore Services has assisted over nearly 100 seniors this year who were in need of heavy deep cleaning, hoarding issues, bed bug infestations, carpet cleaning, grab bar installations, and/or other minor home modifications. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.SeniorResourceConnection.com or call 937-223-8246. 

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Eating alone again? Senior Resource Connection provides group dining opportunities in Montgomery, Greene, Miami, and Darke counties for seniors age 60 and over.

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Senior Resource Connection collaborates with local restaurants, senior centers, adult day service centers and churches to create congregate dining experiences for those who are lonely and wish to enjoy the company of others during meals. Anyone over 60 years of age is eligible to receive free meals as there is no verification of income. While a small donation is appreciated, no payment is necessary. Approximately 3,000 seniors are annually served through our Congregate program in Montgomery, Greene, Miami and Darke counties. No reservations required.  Drop in for a meal at any of the following locations. For more information about all our programs or to make a donation, please visit www.SeniorResourceConnection.com.

 

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Elder abuse happens to your friends, family and neighbors

Senior Resource Connection provides protective case management to those Montgomery County elderly residents who are potentially at risk of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation.

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The process of navigating the system to put services in place for the senior/disabled population can be overwhelming and frustrating. Our case management team assesses their living situation on a regular basis to make sure their needs are being met and to link them to other much needed services for which they would not otherwise be aware. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.SeniorResourceConnection.com or call 937-223-8246. 

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Money issues? Senior Resource Connection handles the personal finances of nearly 500 Miami Valley seniors and disabled adults.

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Senior Resource Connection serves nearly 500 Montgomery County residents age 18 and older in need of an independent party to address the handling of their ongoing financial affairs. The program is certified by the Social Security Administration as an authorized representative payee program and works in conjunction with Adult Protective Services to keep this vulnerable population safe. 

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Where can I get help for my Grandparents? I don’t even know where to begin.

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Our Community Geriatric Assessment Nurse Program provides Montgomery County residents age 60 and older an opportunity for a comprehensive health care assessment with referrals to pertinent other healthcare professionals. Face to face assessments are completed in the comfort and privacy of the client’s home by experienced Registered Nurses.  For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.SeniorResourceConnection.com or call 937-223-8246. 

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Senior Resource Connection Receives Grants from Local Foundations

Through the generosity of The Dayton Foundation and The Miami County Foundation, Senior Resource Connection’s Meals on Wheels program was able to purchase two new Food Warmers.  These are used to keep the food hot straight from our ovens and throughout the delivery process to the homes of our elderly clients.  These seniors are already frail and have compromised immune systems so food safety is our top priority.  New equipment allows us to keep the food temperatures at the acceptable temperature ensuring our customers are eating a safe and nutritious meal.  Senior Resource Connection Meals on Wheels and Congregate programs serve 9 counties and will deliver approximately 800,000 meals in 2017.  

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The Iddings Foundation Awards a Grant to Senior Resource Connection

The Iddings Foundation recently awarded a grant to Senior Resource Connection to support their nutrition programs including Meals on Wheels and Congregate Dining.  Senior Resource Connection serves nine counties and will deliver approximately 800,000 meals in 2017. 

What our clients say:

•“Thank you very much for your meal service.  My mother and Aunt are 90 and cannot prepare food anymore.  This program allows them to remain independent.”
•“My mother passed away at the age of 90.  She could not have lived in her own home without your meals, but more importantly, she looked forward to seeing her driver every day.”   
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Meals on Wheels Looks Out for Seniors in Hot Weather

Meals on Wheels in Dayton bring meals and a little comfort for senior citizens.

During excessive heat, the volunteers make sure seniors like Sally Jackson are staying cool.

“I appreciate it every day. Thank God she brings me my meals,” Jackson said Monday during an interview with WHIO’s John Bedell. ” I appreciate all the work they are doing for me.”

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Meal Deliveries Must Go On, Even in Bad Weather

The Dayton Meals on Wheels program delivers 4,000 meals a day to people in 11 counties.

Meals on Wheels has 60 drivers, including Bobby Jones, who’s been delivering meals for three years.

“Sometimes, I may be the only person they see,” Jones said. “I like people anyway, and getting out to help them. You know, as long as the weather’s not too bad, I can get out.”

- See more at: http://www.whio.com/news/news/deliveries-must-go-on-during-winter-weather/np8sN/?videoIconPresent=true 

 

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Community Geriatric Nurse Program: Client Collaboration- February 2015

Here is an example of how our different departments collaborate to find the optimal care solutions for our clients.

During the month of February, the Community Geriatric Nurse Program (CGN) had the opportunity to work with professionals in Kentucky and Ohio in exploring resources to meet the needs of a man who resides in the Dayton area. The CGN program received a phone call from a Social Worker at a hospital in Edgewood, Kentucky. She shared that she had a patient at the hospital and she was preparing his discharge. She related patient (age 81) was brought to the KY hospital by the police. He was found to be disoriented (denied having memory issues) and had an UTI. The patient had left his home in the Dayton area driving alone. He stopped at a gas station in the area and asked for directions and the employees called the police for him and he was then transported to the hospital. The hospital Social Worker found information about the Community Geriatric Nurse Program online at Senior Resource Connection’s web site. She requested that the Community Geriatric Nurse follow up with him and his family when they returned to Dayton.

 

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Give back to seniors in the community through Amazon Smiles

If you shop at Amazon.com and want to help seniors in the Miami Valley Area you can link your account to Senior Resource Connection through their Amazon Smiles program.  Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases directly to Senior Resource Connection!  Follow the link below for more information.

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