The Township currently pays for senior services with General Fund revenues. Payment for these services is re-authorized by the Board of Trustees on an annual basis.
Senior Center Program
The Township Senior Center Program began in 2010 as a way to facilitate Township resident access to area senior centers. The Board of Trustees subsequently re-authorized and approved additional funding for the Program in 2011, 2012, and 2013. As of the 2000 Census there were 350 Township residents age 55 and older. The Township currently neither operates a senior center nor provides senior citizen services, and the separately owned and operated Western Reserve Outreach Center, located in the Township and utilized by several Township seniors, closed its doors in March 2010. In response to Township resident requests, the Board of Trustees established the Program to defray Township residents’ costs to join existing area senior centers. The Board of Trustees is pleased to be able to facilitate Township resident membership in nearby senior centers and looks forward to adding other area senior centers to the Township Senior Center Program in the future.
The 2013 Township Senior Center Program pays the annual non-resident membership fee at eligible senior centers, with a 2013 benefit of up to $25.00 per Township resident age 55 or older. Following is a list of 2013 Program-eligible senior centers:
Aurora Senior Center
Solon Senior Center
Twinsburg Senior Center
Program applications, as well as fee schedules and other information about 2013 Program-eligible senior centers, are available at Township Hall.
Click here for a copy of the Township Senior Center Program application.
Senior Snow Program
The Township currently offers senior snow removal services free of charge to eligible Township residents. The Senior Snow Program began in 2005 as a way to assist residents who - for reason of age and/or disability - are unable to do such work, and where no other persons residing at the same address are capable of doing such work. All persons 12 years of age and older are presumed to be capable of doing such work. Please note that this Program will NOT provide the frequency or level of service that you would receive from a private contractor that you hire at your own cost. The Township currently offers snow plowing services free of charge to residents age 60 and older, as well as disabled residents. A property must, however, have a house on it and be occupied only by one or more qualifying residents to receive this service. The Township Service Department removes snow from qualified driveways during the winter season, generally beginning in December and ending in March. An application must be completed each year to verify conformance to eligibility requirements, and residents must comply with Program rules to help keep this service cost-effective and efficient for all. Program service is provided only to those residents who qualify for the Program and comply with Program rules.
Program applications, including Program rules, are available at Township Hall.
Click here for a copy of the Senior Snow Program application.
Senior Transportation Program
The Township Senior Center Program began in 2011 as a way to facilitate Township resident access to existing senior transportation services. The Board of Trustees subsequently re-authorized the Program in 2012 and 2013. In response to Township resident requests, the Board of Trustees established the Program to defray Township residents’ costs to utilize the METRO SCAT service offered by METRO Regional Transit Authority (RTA). METRO SCAT provides demand-response, dial-ahead, door-to-door transportation services for Summit County residents who meet METRO SCAT age (62+) and/or disability requirements. The Board of Trustees is pleased to be able to facilitate Township resident access to this existing and outstanding senior transportation service.
Through a Direct Billing Memorandum of Understanding with METRO RTA, the 2013 Township Senior Transportation Program pays the cost of METRO SCAT trips for Township residents meeting METRO SCAT age and/or disability requirements, with a 2013 benefit of up to $72.00 per resident (18 round trips or 36 individual trips @ $2.00/trip). Following is a list of relevant METRO SCAT contact information:
416 Kenmore Boulevard
Akron, OH 44301
Telephone (800) 227-9905 [TOLL FREE]
Program applications, as well as fee schedules and other information about METRO SCAT, are available at Township Hall.
Click here for a copy of the Township Senior Transportation Program application.
Please contact Township Hall with any questions related to senior services.
This page was last updated on January 9, 2013.