Community Partnership on Aging
The Community Partnership on Aging (formerly known as Tri-City Consortium on Aging) was established in 1978 by the cities of South Euclid, Lyndhurst and Highland Heights. Its mission is to promote independence, a healthy lifestyle, community involvement and opportunities for personal growth to residents age 60 and older. Mayfield Hts. joined the Partnership in 2011 and Mayfield Village will begin using the services of CPA on May 1. Donna Heath can continue to be reached at the Mayfield Village Senior Services Office at 440.919.2332 for information relating to activities, programs, classes, and trips offered through Mayfield Village Senior Services. The following additional programs and services will be available to Village residents age 60 and over as of May 1st, 2012:
Did you know that Community Partnership on Aging offers a wide variety of programs and services to older adults in the area? The following is a description of our services. If you or someone you know could benefit from any of the services, please give us a call (some services are available only to residents of the communities we serve).
Transportation – Transportation via Senior Transportation Connection (STC) is available weekdays from 8:30-4:30, on an individual and/or group-trip basis for residents of one of the four cities. A fare modification system is in place to subsidize fares of eligible low-income riders.
Meals – A congregate meal is offered on a daily basis (Lyndhurst Community Center Mondays/Tuesdays, South Euclid Community Center and Ross DeJohn Community Center on Wednesdays, South Euclid Community Center on Thursdays and Highland Heights Community Center Fridays) and are open to any adult 60 years of age and older.
Supportive and Social Work Services – Social Work and Supportive Services reduce future risk, allow for early problem identification, and improve quality of life through access to resources. A wide range of services are offered including the administration of the Ohio Benefit Bank and Healthy Ideas programs, assistance with information and referral, education, consultation, and supportive counseling. The support provided and the coordination of services and resources contributes to quality of life and independent living.
Homemaking – Critical to the ability to live independently is the ability to maintain one’s own home. Our Homemaker Program is currently available to eligible residents for the fee of $10 per hour of service. Light housekeeping services are provided in the client’s home, weekly or bi-weekly.
Travel – Approximately 15 trips are scheduled each year through our Travel Program to destinations near and far. Current trips can be found on the back of our newsletter or on our website.
Programming – A variety of exercise classes are offered in addition to entertainment, continuing education, caregiving programs, financial management lectures, art, culture and more! All programs are open to the public.
Volunteerism – Civic engagement prevents isolation, staves off depression and maintains cognitive and physical abilities. Volunteer opportunities to both provide and receive services continue to grow. Over 200 volunteers and volunteer groups delivered over 8,000 hours in 2011! Our volunteers assist with a wide range of projects including minor home repairs, building of wheelchair ramps, friendly visitors, yard clean-up, errand running and much more.
Hillcrest Meals on Wheels – Community Partnership on Aging Outreach Workers provide information and registration for the Hillcrest Meals on Wheels program, a local nonprofit using a large volunteer corps to offer weekday delivery of meals. Please contact our main office for costs or to set up an appointment.
Chore File – When you need help around the house, consider using one of the trades people we have. This service, available to residents of the communities we serve, offers a reliable way to get help by someone who has submitted an application to us and has had references checked for the quality of their work. We’ll provide you names of people in the file when you call and it’s up to you to make contact with the trades-person. We’ll check back with you later to be sure you were satisfied with their work.
Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program – Did you ever know someone who needed to use a walker, cane, bedside commode or other assistive device on a temporary basis? We’ve gathered a supply of them, through generous donations from the community. Only those in good condition are accepted and they are cleaned well before loaning. If you find yourself, or a friend, in need of such an item, let us know.
Safe at Home Program – this is a fund consisting of both durable medical equipment and dollars that will enable low income older adults that reside in member cities to apply for and receive tools and equipment that will assist in adapting their homes for comfort and safety. The tools and equipment may include (but are not limited to): grab bars for showers, baths and other transitional areas; transition strips; motion detector lights; carpet stretching; light bulbs; flashlights; batteries; radios; shower chairs; hand-held shower faucets and more; hand rails; and other items determined to be needed. The Safe At Home Program will be administered by a Community Partnership on Aging Social Worker and will include a home assessment as well as application with income and asset verification.
Monthly Newsletter – Our Community Partnership on Aging News is published monthly and can be found on our website or at over 100 locations throughout the community, including the city halls and community centers of each community we serve. Interested persons may also subscribe to the newsletter for $6 a year to ensure delivery at their home. Pick up a copy each month to see what there is to do!
Fundraising and Sponsorship Opportunities – Our work is dependent upon the generous contributions of businesses, individuals and participants. We encourage you to get involved with us so that we can better serve our communities. If you are interested in helping us with a wide range of needs, stop in or give us a call.
To reach us:
South Euclid (Main Office): 216.291.3902
Lyndhurst Travel Office: 440.473.5138
Lunch and Programming: 216.650.4029
Mayfield Heights Office: 440.442.2626 x244