Board of Directors
Meets the second Thursday of each month at noon.
Joan Kasotis, Chairperson
Sylvia Almendinger, Vice-Chairperson
Jan Persinger, Secretary
Jeff Manley, Treasurer
Executive Director: Jo Ellen King
Advisory Task Force
Meets the third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm.
Joel Fetter, President
Maureen Welch, Vice-President
Barb Mead, Secretary
Mary Jo Baxter
FUNDING FOR SENIOR SERVICES
The Board of Directors of the Marion County Council on Aging is pleased to announce that contracts have been awarded for 2019, for a total of $650,000. Six agencies were awarded these funds for the provision of home and community-based services for Marion County residents age 60 and over, who have a documented need for assistance. The agencies to receive funding for core services are as follows: Interim HealthCare and Kindred at Home for in-home care; Morrow County Transportation Collaborative and Marion Senior Center for medical transportation both locally and to Delaware and Columbus; Kingston Residence of Marion for adult day care; Seneca County Commission on Aging for home-delivered meals; and the Marion Senior Center for personal shopping assistance. In addition to funding for these core services, the Board of Directors has also appropriated funds for the popular Community Enrichment Grants. Enrichment Grants are awarded to local agencies in lesser amounts and are for special needs that are not readily met by other local agencies. 2019 Community Enrichment Grants were awarded to: Y Men Service Club for wheelchair ramps; Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention for a variety of services and programs geared to older adults; Marion Senior Center to support Ohio Senior Citizens Day activities; Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission for prescription assistance, burial assistance, and various unmet needs options for seniors; Marion Public Library to support their home-bound services; and the St. Vincent de Paul society for personal needs assistance. Funding for these services is generated through the Marion County Senior Services Levy. Services are available to county residents age 60 and over, regardless of income, for those seniors who are living independently and have a documented need for service. Contact the Marion County Council on Aging at 740.387.0401 for further information.