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Senior Programs

THERE ARE NORMALLY NO INCOME GUIDELINES FOR THESE PROGRAMS

FOCUS:   Senior Citizens over the Age of 60

FEATURES:

*    MEALS-Nutritionally balanced meals that meet 1/3 of the USDA recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals needed for a senior. Meals are served at many locations in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties. Suggested donation $3.75 for seniors 60+; $6.25 charge for non-senior guests.  Call for details.  Also Home Delivery  meals for Homebound elderly.  

*    In-Home Services are available to residents of Gogebic County who are 60 years of age or older.  All services are intended to support seniors in maintaining their independence and ensuring they continue to be a vital part of our community.  Before In-Home can be provided, as assessment to determine the specific needs of the household must be completed by GOCAA staff (this assessment is a requirement of Office of Services to the Aging).  Once the assessment is completed, a trained aide will come to the individual's home at scheduled times to provide care.  PLEASE NOTE:  In-Home Services are provided on a donation basis-donations are then filtered back into the program to extend services.       

**     HOMEMAKER-Light housekeeping, meal preparation & other basic household needs. 

         PLEASE NOTE: No transportation is provided by in-home aide.

**     PERSONAL CARE-Personal hygiene help to keep an individual clean & comfortable.

**     RESPITE CARE-Time relief for a primary care giver of a homebound elderly person.

       

**Ontonagon County residents should check with the Commission on Aging at 906/ 575-3461 for these services.

 

 If you know of an elderly person in need of help, but not getting it, contact the Agency

 

 

HOUSEKEEPING, YARD WORK, SNOW  SHOVELING, HOME REPAIR  PROGRAM   (HYSR)

FOCUS:   Senior Citizens    

FEATURES:

·      Helmi’s Helpers - Home/Apartment cleaning.  “Spring cleaning activities”.

·      Yard Work - Yard clean-up, grass cutting, raking, mowing.

·      Home Repair - Small repair jobs such as porch step repair, window/screens/fuses, railings, etc.

           ·     Snow Shoveling - Shovel sidewalks/steps.

 

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