Senior Services

Senior Van
Snow Removal Program
Oakwood Community Center

Senior Van

Who can use the Oakwood Village Van?

Seniors 60 years or older and physically challenged residents who live in the Village of Oakwood.

How do you reserve your ride for medical appointments?

Reservations for medical appointments should be made at least ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling 232-9988. If you are scheduled to have a procedure requiring the use of anesthesia, please make other arrangements. Our van is not equipped and our drivers are not trained to handle emergencies that may arise during transport. Please note that the van is not available on Wednesday afternoons.

Suggested appointment times are 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Return trips are not available after 4:00 p.m. In this situation, please make other arrangements for return transportation.

The following information is required to reserve a ride:

  • Name, address and telephone number
  • Date and time of appointment
  • Destination address
  • Physician’s name and phone no.

How do you reserve your ride for other appointments?

Reservations for banking, prescription pick-ups, grocery shopping, social service agencies, library, beauty shops, cinema, etc., should be made 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling 232-9988. Please note that the van is not available on Wednesday afternoons.

Suggested times are 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Return trips are not available after 4:00 p.m. In this situation, please make other arrangements.

How do you cancel your trip?

Please let us know within 24 hours if you must cancel a scheduled appointment.

Van Fare:

There will be a charge of $1.00 per ride (round trip) for trips outside the Village. There will be no charge inside Village limits.
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Snow Removal Program

If you are age 62 or older, or permanently disabled and you have no one else residing at your home to shovel your driveway, you may register for the snow removal program. For eligible participants, applications and release forms can be filled out at Village Hall. A one-time $1.00 registration fee will entitle you to have your driveway shoveled the entire winter when 3” or more of snow falls and the streets have been cleared. Please call the Village Hall by December 1st every year to continue participation. If you do not meet the criteria stated above, please do not abuse this service.

If you have previously registered for this program, simply call the Mayor’s Office by December 1st to continue participation. There is no additional charge.

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Oakwood Community Center

Contact

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday

Phone: 440-735-1157

Website: www.gacgc.org/Centers/Oakwood.htm
Oakwood Golden Age Center (GAC) provides a myriad of services to Oakwood Village adults sixty years of age and older. The Center has a staff with many years experience serving seniors. The Oakwood Golden Age Center’s licensed social worker (LSW) is extremely knowledgeable about senior issues and services; these include: Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare D, social security and insurance benefits, help with financial concerns, housing, homemaker and personal care assistance. The LSW can assist seniors and their families with care giving concerns, information and referral, the coordination of health care, assisted living and nursing home placement. Oakwood GAC partners with all agencies and organizations providing services to seniors in order to ensure that clients’ needs are met.

Oakwood GAC has both a home delivered and a congregate meal program Monday through Friday. Staff prepares and packages hot, nutritious meals that are delivered to homebound seniors five days a week. The congregate meal program provides a hot, nutritious lunch to those seniors wanting to come into the center. Transportation is provided to and from the center for the lunch program and other center based services and events.

The center offers a monthly nurse and podiatrist clinic; annual flu shots; numerous health screenings and speakers on a variety of health and wellness topics. There is live entertainment during the lunch hour twice a month; there are monthly birthday parties, holiday celebrations and seasonal programs. Oakwood GAC also offers older adults the opportunity to volunteer and assist staff.

The Oakwood Golden Age Center strives to provide a welcoming place where seniors can congregate in a comfortable, non-threatening environment; where they can socialize and avoid isolation; where their spirits can be nourished; where they can feel comfortable asking for assistance and be assured that all personal issues are dealt with both respect and confidentiality. The staff works to help Oakwood’s older adults remain connected to their community while living independently in their homes.

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