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Cincinnati Area Senior Services

Archive for March, 2011

CASS Receives Meals-on-Wheels Funding

March 23rd, 2011

Cincinnati Area Senior Services has received a $20,000 grant from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee to support its Meals-on-Wheels program. The grant funds were used to purchase a refrigerated truck to transport home-delivered meals to distribution sites throughout Hamilton and Warren Counties.

Proper nutrition is an important factor in helping seniors maintain their health and one of the essential services CASS provides. CASS is the area’s largest provider of Meals-on-Wheels for homebound seniors who are unable to cook for themselves. CASS also provides congregate meals at five sites, and serves approximately 2,000 seniors with nutrition and food services.

CASS Receives Grants for New Senior Transportation Bus

March 20th, 2011

With support from three local foundations, CASS has added an additional bus to its fleet of senior transportation vehicles. Grants totaling $46,600 from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, The Spaulding Foundation and the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Family Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee enabled CASS to purchase an 18 passenger bus with a lift and two wheelchair slots.

Transportation is one of the essential services CASS provides that allow seniors to remain living independently in their own homes. Transportation is available to and from area senior centers, for grocery and other shopping, recreational trips and outings, community events and medical transportation. CASS provides an average of 3,500 trips a month for seniors who have few, if any, transportation options.

Over-the-Rhine Senior Center to Receive New Furnace, Air Conditioning

March 10th, 2011

CASS has received a $15,000 grant from The Sutphin Foundation to replace the furnace and air conditioner at the Over-the-Rhine Senior Center. In addition to providing congregate meals for breakfast and lunch, the senior center offers an average of 65 social, recreational and wellness activities each month for seniors who live downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Seniors Receive Hearing Aids from The Bahmann Foundation

March 1st, 2011

Twelve CASS clients have received hearing aids through a grant from The Bahmann Foundation. Seniors with hearing losses often become withdrawn and isolated. With hearing aids and other assistive devices, they are able to once again become active and re-engaged in community activities. The grant provided by The Bahmann Foundation included screening and hearing testing, selection of appropriate hearing device and fitting. The Foundation also provides follow-up services, including battery replacement and repair as needed.