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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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Jump Start Your Non-Profit Winner 2016!

We had a great time at the Rusty Ball and are so thankful for our Jump Start Your Non-Profit win! Thank you to Modern Office Methods and all of those who voted for us.

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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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http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-0592759

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Kroger Community Rewards!

Do you shop at local Kroger stores? You can help out Senior Resource Connection by linking your Kroger Plus Card to our Community Rewards number (NPO), 86807.

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Dayton Fire Department and Visiting Home Care, a Division of Senior Resource Connection are selected for national training conference

11/14/13–The Dayton Fire Department and Visiting Home Care, a Division of Senior Resource Connection, have been selected to participate in a training conference on fire and fall prevention sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The conference, Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, is being held December 1-3, 2013. NFPA has selected two-member teams from 30 communities across the United States and Canada to travel to Boston for the training. Teams are composed of one member of the fire department partnered with an individual from an agency within the community that serves older adults through home visits. The Dayton Fire Department is being teamed with Visiting Home Care.

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