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Senior Resource Guide


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As a service to our community, the Marion County Council on Aging has compiled a comprehensive resource guide, listing many local services and resources pertaining to older adults here in Marion County. Every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of all information. The Marion County Council on Aging is not responsible for any errors. All the agencies, services, and information listed are for informational purposes only, and are subject to change at any time. There are no implied recommendations or endorsement for any listed agency from the Council on Aging. Contact the Council on Aging at 740-387-0401 to get a printed copy of this 2008 Senior Services Resource Guide.


Marion County Job & Family Services: 740-387-8560
Non-emergency transportation for those who are Medicaid income eligible.

OnSite ATS: 740-244-2009
Ambulette: Private Insurance, Medicaid, private pay, and Council on Aging .

Stofcheck Ambulance Services: 740-383-2787
Ambulance and Ambulette:   Private insurance, Medicaid, private pay, Medicare.

Marion Senior Center: 740-387-5444
Age 60 and older for needs-based appointments, Monday – Friday, on a donation basis.

Marion Area Transit: 740-382-9850
Public transportation within the City of Marion, Monday – Friday.  Rates vary by service; reduced rates by application.

Marion County Veterans Servicer: 740-387-0100
Transportation to the Columbus VA Outpatient, Veterans only.

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Ohio Heartland Community Action Center
Congregate and Home-Delivered meals, Monday – Friday, Age 60+, Donation basis.

Mobil Meals of Marion County
Meals delivered to home-bound persons of all ages.  Cost is based on meal plan selected.

Salvation Army
Soup kitchen: Monday and Thursday at 6PM, all ages welcome.

Marion Senior Center
Monthly distribution of non-perishable groceries, must be income eligible.

Marion County Job & Family Services
Food Stamps for those income eligible.

Marion County Veterans Service Commission
Assistance with food and hygiene items – Veterans and qualified dependents only.

Food Pantries

St. Paul’s Episcopal:
Good Shepherd Food Pantry:
Salvation Army:
Leapin’ Outreach Center:
Kirkpatrick Church of Christ:
Gethsemane Lutheran Church:
Life Link Community Church:
St. Vincent DePaul Society:

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Independent Living/Senior Housing:
Age, income guidelines, and costs are different for each housing unit. Call for further information.

Harding Centre
297 W. Center St.

Chadwick Place
1401 Wellness Dr.

Kingston Residence of Marion
464 James Way

Brownstone Terrace *
150 Sara Ave.

Marion Towers
400 Delaware Ave.

Seton Square
255 Richland Rd.

Primrose of Marion
1550 Wellness Dr.

United Church Homes **
170 E. Center St.


* Age, income guidelines, and costs are different for each housing unit. Call them for further information.

** A not-for-profit retirement services corporation, serving adults in 55 communities in the United States.

Assisted Living:
Costs vary; call for further information.

Kingston Residence of Marion
464 James Way

DeWolfe House
1140 Wilson Ave.

Sterling House Of Marion
308 Barks Rd. E.

Primrose of Marion
1550 Wellness Dr.


Rent and Utility Assistance:
Contact each agency for specific information.

Marion County Veterans Service Commission
Emergency assistance with rent and utilities, based on income, for veterans and qualified dependents

City of Marion, Utility Billing
Discounts on sanitation and storm water fees.

Salvation Army

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center


Summer Cooling Assistance:

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center


Real Estate Tax Relief:

Marion County Auditor/Homestead Exemption

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Marion Family YMCA
There are many volunteer opportunities for coaching, special events, and working with youth.

740-387-1039 ext. 119
RSVP provides opportunities for people age 55 and over to volunteer, using their talents and experiences to benefit our community.

Marion General Hospital
Recruits and places volunteers for various services and fund-raising projects for Marion General Hospital.

Salvation Army
Volunteer with the food pantry, soup kitchen, Red Kettle campaign, or
Christmas distribution of food boxes, clothing, toys, etc.

Marion Senior Center
Various volunteer opportunities available

Marion Public Library
The library offers beginning classes in computer basics, Word, Excel, and the Internet.

AARP Chapter 1010
Richard Brooks
Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month except January.   Discussion on Federal, State, and Local legislative issues, as well as local speakers and entertainment.   Open to adults age 55 and over.

Learning Enrichment Institute (LEI)
Jointly sponsored by Marion Technical College and Ohio
State University at Marion.  Enrichment classes for adults age 50 and over, during Spring and Fall terms

Ohio State University at Marion
Program 60 is available to Ohio residents age 60 and over. Academic courses are offered for no credit and at no charge, if space is available in the class you select.


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The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a private non-profit agency designated by the State of Ohio to administer State and Federal funds, as well as other grant funds. Located in Mansfield, the AAA covers nine counties in north central Ohio, including Marion County. Below is a summary of their programs. The AAA can be contacted by calling 1-800-860-5799.

PASSPORT: PASSPORT provides an alternative to nursing home placement through coordinated in-home services to Medicaid eligible older adults, age 60 and over. PASSPORT covers personal care, homemaker, respite, home-delivered meals, chore, medical transportation, adult day care, home modification, durable medical equipment, and more. Case managers are used to coordinate services.

LONG TERM CARE CONSULTATION: This service is available to anyone seeking long term care, the opportunity to ask questions about their options. Can be by phone or in-home. Previously known as Care Choice Ohio.

CARE COORDINATION: Care Coordination helps to locate, activate and coordinate in-home services for frail elderly age 60 and over, who are at risk of needing institutional care. The Care Manager links consumers and families with available local resources and can purchase homemaker, personal care, or respite services for them with available funding.

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN: The Long Term Care Ombudsman provides a voice for consumers of long-term care services in nursing homes, county homes, residential care facilities, adult care facilities, adult foster homes and in private residences, regardless of age. Anyone may call or write the Ombudsman to talk about a concern they may have.

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM: This program can help if you find yourself in the role of caregiver. You can receive a no-cost caregiver newsletter, as well as Information & Assistance.

WEB BASED RESOURCE DIRECTORY: If you have access to the internet, log on to  Services and information relating to older adults can be found on this web site. 1-800-860-5799

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Information & Referral:
Assistance for anyone looking for information pertaining to the needs and services for older adults in Marion County.

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center:  740-383-2154
Marion Senior Center:  740-387-6100
Marion County Council on Aging:  740-387-0401
Contact Care Line:  740-383-2273
Marion County Job & Family Services:  740-387-8560
United Way:  740-383-3108
Marion County Veterans Service Commission: 740-387-0100 – Referral and assistance with application to Ohio Veterans homes in Sandusky and Georgetown, Ohio, Veterans only.


Mental Health, Counseling, and Support Groups:
Marion Area Counseling Center:  740-387-5210 –  Provids a full range of mental health, substance abuse conseling, psychiatric services, and 24 hour crisis intervention.

Contact Care Line:  740-383-2273 – 24/7 Crisis intervention, suicide prevention, emotional support, etc.

Marge Clark, L.I.S.W: 740-389-6096 – Counseling and treatment of anxiety and depression.

Parkinson Support Group:  740-387-6100 – Meets monthly at the Marion Senior Center.

Eye To Eye Low Vision Support Group: 740-387-0163 – Monthly group meeting.

Marion County Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group:  740-383-2184 or 740-262-2001

Memory Care Support Group, Kingston Residence: 740-389-2311

Caregiver Connections, Council of Aging:  740-387-0401

Marion Area Celiac Support Group:  740-383-2184 or 740-387-3076


Caregiver Information:
Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association: 1-800-272-3900 (This number is also access to their 24/7 Helpline.)

Marion County Council on Aging:  740-387-0401

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging:  1-800-860-5799

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center:  740-383-2154

Kingston Residence of Marion:  740-389-2311

Clare Bridge Place:  740-389-3929


Alzheimer and Dementia Care:

Marion Adult Day Care Center: 740-382-3682
Kingston Residence of Marion:  740-389-2311
Heartland of Marion:  740-387-1225
Community Healthcare Center:  740-387-7537
Clare Bridge Place:  740-389-3929
Marion County Council on Aging:  740-387-0401
Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association: 800-272-3900

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Personal Care:
Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, transfers and mobility, etc.
Homemaker Services:
Assistance with light cleaning, laundry, etc.

Interim HealthCare of Ohio: 740-387-0301
Cambridge Home Health Care:  740-387-6165
Heartland Home & Health Care & Hospice:740-382-5442
Accentcare Home Health: 740-387-4568
American Nursing Care:740-382-5411
Signature Health Services7740-251-063740-383-5400
Health & Home Care Concepts: 740-383-4968
Visiting Angels: 740-251-0637


Homemaker Services:
Marion Senior Center:  740-387-6100
Non– emergency shopping for groceries and prescriptions only.


Emergency Alert and Medication Management Systems:
Contact the agencies for pricing, etc.

V.R.I:  740-386-6025 – Has both systems, with a local representative.
Visiting Angels:  740-251-0637 – Emergency Response systems.


Adult Protective Services, through Marion County Job & Family Services:
Provided for persons age 60 and over living independently, who are known or suspected to be suffering from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.


Comprehensive care, counseling, education, and support services.

Marion General Hospital:  740-383-8930
Heartland Home Care & Hospice :  740-382-5442
Odyssey Healthcare:  877-637-9432


Circle of Service:
The goal is to surround people with services they need to be successful.  Works with all agencies and service providers.


Assistance with minor home repairs and maintenance, addressing issues of safety and accessibility.

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center:  740-383-2154
Marion County Job & Family Services:  740-387-8560
Health & Home Care Concepts:  740-383-4968

Home Modification and Repair:
Call each agency for specific details.  Agencies have income guidelines and home location restrictions, as well as loan and grant requirements.

USDA Rural Development:  419-422-0242
Marion City/County Regional Planning Commission:  740-223-4140
Health & Home Care Concepts:  740-383-4968


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Love in the Name of Christ – LOVE INC: 740-382-3340
Filling needs, through volunteers, that are not met by other agencies.
Shear Wonders Salon Services: 740-499-2639
In &home salon sercies for the home&bound, or residents in long term care facilities.

Legal Assistance:
Legal Aid Society of Columbus:  740-383-2161
Simple wills, Powers of Attorneys, survivorship deeds, nursing home issues, Medicaid, Medicare, Housing, Consumer, Public Benefits, and Family Law issues.
Marion County Veterans Service Commission:  740-387-0100
Veterans Only


Income Tax Preparation: 740-387-0992
Marion Senior Center:  740-387-6100
During tax season, using volunteers
Salvation Army:  740-382-2156
Free tax preparation through the Ohio Benefits Bank


Marion Public Library: 740-387-0992
Personal reader–magnifies the printed page for those people with low vision.
Book delivery–homebound patrons within the City limits, through the
Outreach Coordinator.
Large print books–large selection available.
Talking books–selection of Talking Book cassette players to eligible individuals.
Audio books–large selection of fiction and nonfiction titles available on cassette
and CD.


Employment Assistance:

Marion County Job & Family Services:  Experience Works,  740-382-0076 Ext.232
Age and income guidelines apply.
Marion County Veterans Service Commission:  740-387-0100
Veterans Only


Durable Medical Equipment:

Semark Rental Company:  740-382-5064
Hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, and other health aids.

Lincare:  740-382-1611
Provides a wide variety of respiratory services, as well as health aids, and medical equipment.

DASCO Home Medical Equipment:  740-386-5199
Oxygen and respiratory services, health aids, and medical equipment.

Marion County Veterans Service Commission:  740-387-0100
Veterans Only


Prescription Assistance:

Patient Assistance Services, Inc:  740-223-1501
A nationwide patient advocate company, working with pharmaceutical companies to obtain free drugs.  This program has a monthly fee and income eligibility.

United Community Prescription Program, through Ohio Heartland CAC: 740-383-7716
Medications for those not having private insurance.

Marion County Veterans Service Commission:  740-387-0100
Veterans Only


Medical Insurance Information:
Information on Medicare and supplemental insurance issues.

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center:  740-387-2154
Marion Senior Center:  740-387-6100

Marion County Job & Family Services:  740-387-8560
Medicaid information and certification.

Marion County Veterans Service Commission:  740-387-0100
Veterans Only


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Health & Home Care Concepts:  740-383-4968
Accentcare Home Health:  740-387-4568
Marion General Hospital, Hospice:  740-383-8930
Visiting Angels:  740-251-0637
Interim HealthCare of Ohio:  740-387-0301
Health & Home Care Concepts:  740-383-4968
Cambridge Home Health Care:  740-387-6165
American Nursing Care:  740-382-4171
Marion General Hospital Home Health:  740-383-8770
Signature Health Services  740-383-5400
Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice:  740-382-5442


In &house or non& nursing facility, physician “House Calls,”x-ray, KEG, diagnostic testing, etc.


Partners of Marion:  740-389-6306
Skilled nursing care and long term care along; rehabilitation and therapy services.

Marion Manor:   740-387-9545
Skilled nursing facility, with rehabilitation services.

Heartland of Marion:   740-387-1225
Skilled nursing care facility, rehabilitation services, therapy, dementia care unit.

Morning View Pointe:  740-389-1214
S killed nursing care facility, short term rehab and therapy.

Harding Pointe:   740-382-9500
Skilled nursing care facility, secure behavior management, and therapy.

Marion Pointe:   740-383-2126
Skilled nursing care facility, short term rehab, therapy, some private rooms.

Community Healthcare Center:  740-387-7537
Skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation services, and therapy, secured dementia care unit.

American Nursing Care:   740-382-4171
Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice:  740-382-5442

Accentcare Home Health:  740-387-4568
Interim HealthCare of Ohio:   740-387-0319


Contact each agency for a summary of their services.

Marion County Council on Aging:  740-387-0401
Kingston Residence of Marion:  740-389-2311
Health & Home Care Concepts:   740-383-4968
Heartland of Marion:   740-387-1225
Marion Adult Day Care Center:   740-382-3682
Community Healthcare Center:   740-387-7537
Interim HealthCare of Marion:  740-387-0319
Clare Bridge Place:   740-389-3929
Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association:   800-272-3900



Marion Family YMCA:  740-725-9622
Various health and wellness activities, including water classes, exercise and walking classes, and Silver Sneakers classes.

Marion City Health Department:   740-387-3604
Birth and death certificates, health assessments, referrals, educational programs, flu and pneumonia vaccines, and disease prevention materials.

Marion County Health Department:  740-387-6520
Annual immunizations for flu and pneumonia, at various times and locations.
(The City and County health departments will become a combined health district after 1/1/2010)

Center Street Community Clinic:   740-751-6380
Providing primary medical and dental care, based on income. Accepts Medicare and Medicaid. Referrals to other agencies are made.

Marion Senior Center:   740-387-6100
Wide variety of wellness activities, including exercise, dance, and a golf league.

Social and Recreational Opportunities:

Pleasant Senior Citizens Center:   740-389-3116
Open to those 55 +, with activities on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, including meals, cards, bingo, putt-putt golf, etc.

Marion Senior Center:   740-387-6100
Open Monday – Friday, with a wide variety of activities, including trips, meals, cards, exercise, several forms of dance classes, and more.

Prospect Senior Citizens:   740-494-2989
Open Tuesday and Thursday for cards, bingo, luncheons.

Green Camp Seniors:   740-382-6013
Business meeting with lunch on the first Tuesday of the month; cards, speakers, entertainment, trips.

Palace Theatre:  740-383-2101
Enrichment classes and workshops for seniors; live stage performances.

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Alzheimer Foundation of America
Alzheimer Foundation of America
American Cancer Society
Anerican Red Cross
American Society on Aging
Arthritis Foundation
Benefits CheckUp
Center for Healthy Aging
Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association
City of Marion
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Job & Family Services
ElderCare Locator
Marion County Commissioners
Marion County Job & Family Services
Marion General Hospital
Marion Public Library
Marion Area Counseling Center
Marion Senior Center
National Council on Aging
National Institute on Aging
National M.S. Society
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Ohio Department of Aging
Ohio Department of Insurance
Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission
Ohio Kepro
Marion Salvation Army
Social Security Administration
United Church Homes
United Way of Marion County
U.S. Administration on Aging
USDA Rural Development
Veterans Affairs Department
Guide to Healthy Living
Resources for Caregivers


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Brownstone Terrace  740-389-5543
Marion Towers  740-387-9050
Chadwick Place  740-725-9303
Seton Square  740-389-4746
Harding Centre 740-375-4602


DeWolfe House  740-387-9817
Kingston Residence of Marion  740-389-2311
Primrose of Marion  740-389-6300
Sterling House  740-389-3929



Community Nursing Center  740-387-7537
Harding Pointe  740-382-9500
Heartland of Marion  740-387-1225
Marion Manor  740-387-9545
Marion Pointe  740-383-2126
Morning View Pointe  740-389-1214
Partners of Marion  740-389-6306



Center Street Community Clinic  740-751-6380
Marion Area Health Center  740-383-8000
Marion General Hospital  740-383-8400
Marion General Hospice  740-383-8930
Smith Clinic  740-383-7000
Urgent Care  740-389-5151



ElderCare Locator  800-677-1116
Golden Buckeye Card  800-422-1976
Marion Area Transit  740-382-9850
Marion City Health Department  740-387-3604
Marion City Mayor’s Office  740-387-3591
Marion County Auditor (Homestead Exemption)  740-223-4020
Marion County Board of Elections 740-223-4090
Marion County Commissioners  740-223-4001
Marion County Health Department  740-387-6520
Marion County Veterans Commission  740-387-0100
Marion City/County Regional Planning  740-223-4140
Ohio Department of Aging  800-266-4346
Ohio Department of Insurance  800-686-1526
Social Security Administration 740-389-3140


American Red Cross  740-725-9141
Care Line Crisis Intervention 740-383-2273
Marion City Police  (Non-Emergency)  740-387-2525
Marion County Sheriff (Non-Emergency)  740-382-8244
Ohio State Highway Patrol (Non-Emergency)  740-383-2181



Adult Protective Services  740-387-8560
ADAM H Board 740-387-8531
Adult Day Care Center  740-382-3682
Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association  800-272-3900
Community Action Center  740-383-2154
Heritage Hall  740-387-4255
Legal Aid of Marion  740-383-2161
Love, Inc.  740-382-3340
Marion Area Counseling Center  740-387-5210
Marion County Job & Family Services  740-387-8560
Marion Metropolitan Housing  740-383-5680
Marion Public Library  740-387-0992
Marion Senior Center  740-387-6100
Mobile Meals of Marion County  740-382-1818
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)  740-375-0796
Papace Theater  740-383-2101
RHAM (Residential Home Assoc. of Marion)  740-387-9999
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) 740-387-1039  Ext. 119
Salvation Army  740-382-2156
Turning Point  740-382-8988
United Way of Marion County  740-383-3108
Veterans Administration  740-223-8809
Victim Assistance Program  740-387-4401
YMCA  740-725-9622


One Response to “Senior Resource Guide”

  1. Old Coot says:

    This is a great resource! I’m happy that your organization cares for all life, not just babies. Keep up the wonderful work. God Bless you all.

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