Community Resources

ADDICTION
  • The Chapel Counseling Services (Cornerstone) – 419 – 621 – 8773. 
  • Firelands Behavioral Health – 419 – 557 – 5177. Offers treatment with therapy, medication, and group sessions.
  • Sandusky Artisans – 419 – 621 – 9377. Holds events about addiction.
  • Alanon – 419 – 334 – 2720. 826 W State St, Fremont, OH 43420. Offers support group meetings to help someone who loves someone who’s addicted.
  • Bayshore Counseling Services – 419 – 626 – 9156. 1634 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870. Contact Person: Tammy Henderson, MA, LPCC-S. Offers help with Alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions. Recovery service and drug treatment is available.
ADULT ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION
  • APS (Adult Protective Services) 419-626-5437 To report elder abuse of any type to Erie Co. residents age 60 or older.
  • Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens A report to your local law enforcement or Adult Protective Services (APS) for the county in which you live. Victim must be age 60+.
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
  • Kingston Residences of Vermilion – 440-420-4379 Providing assisted living of four levels and three apartment sizes.
  • Commons of Providence Assisted Living – 419-624-1171
  • Commons of Providence Specialized A.L./Dementia – 419-624-1171
  • The Parkview Place – 419-621-1900 (assisted living waiver provider) www.communityatparkvue.com
  • Ohio Veteran’s Home Secrest-Griffin Care Facility – 419-625-2454 (not a licensed RCF)
  • Portland House – 419-624-1090 www.alcco.com
  • Kingston Residence of Vermilion LLC – 440-967-2424 Fax: 440-967-2669 (assisted living waiver provider)
CANCER RESOURCES
CAREGIVING RESOURCES
CLOTHING
  • Erie County Senior Center 419-626-2560 – 620 E Water St.
  • Huron Goodwill – 419-433-7542 422 Cleveland Road, Huron 44839
  • Sandusky Goodwill – 419-625-2910 924 E. Perkins Ave. Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Victory Kitchen – 419-627-8732 1613 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Care and Share- 419-624-1411 241 Jackson Street, Sandusky, OH 44870
DENTAL CARE
  • Zonta Club of Sandusky – 419-557-7138 (Amy Rockwell, Coordinator; Care is limited to women and children)
  • Dentists That Accept Medicaid Reimbursement:
    • Case Western Reserve University 1-216-368-320010900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
    • Dr. Leidenheimer – 440-324-3441, 42707 N Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035
    • Erie County Health Department – 419-626-5623 ext 218 420 Superior Ave., Sandusky, OH
    • Community & Rural Health Services, Inc. (419) 334-8855 410 Birchard Ave Fremont, OH
DENTURE TREATMENT PROGRAMS
  • Dentists who provide denture treatment and accept Medicaid
    • Dr. Leidenheimer – 440-324-3441 42707 N Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035
    • Case Western Reserve University 1-216-368-320010900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
  • Serving Our Seniors 419-624-1856 has a program to fund denture, as funds are available for those who qualify.
EDUCATION / LIFE LONG LEARNING
  • Alzheimer’s Conference/Research Update – An annual event that is held in March of each year. Call Holly Price for details 419-557-7114
  • BGSU – FIRELANDS – SAGE (Senior Adults Grants Program) – 419-372-8136 (free tuition/free courses for individuals 60+ and resident of Ohio for more than one year)
  • BGSU – FIRELANDS – Elder College – 419-372-0617 One University Dr. Huron, OH 44839
  • Diabetes Empowerment Education Program – 419-624-1856 Serving Our Seniors
  • New to Medicare Classes – 419-624-1856 Serving Our Seniors
  • Serving Our Seniors Public Forums – 419-624-1856 Serving Our Seniors – Open discussion on a variety of topics. Call for schedule
EDUCATION / LIFE LONG LEARNING
EMPLOYMENT
  • The Job Store (419) 624-6451, 221 West Parish Street – Sandusky
  • Goodwill – 419-625-4744 Senior Community Service Employment Program David Hewitt, Mgr
EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES
  • Catholic Social Services – 419-668-3073, NORWALK, OH 44857
ERRANDS
FALL PREVENTION
  • Matter of Balance 419-626-5623 Ext. 175 (Cassie Harmon)
  • Erie County Health Department419-626-5623 Ext. 175 (Cassie Harmon)
  • Serving Our Seniors Handyman Program – 419-624-1856
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • Representative Payee Catholic Social Services 1-800-536-5057 Julie Rose ext. 105.
  • Payne, Nickles & Co. – Accounting Firm 419-625-4942
  • Apprisen (formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling) 1-800-355-2227 Beachwood, OH
  • Catholic Charities – 419-502-0043
  • OSU Extension Office – 419-627-7631 (Donna Green, Consumer Agent)
  • Serving Our Seniors Repayment Programs – 419-624-1856 (For those who qualify) for health and other “important needs”
FOOD
  • Care and Share419-624-3141 1241 Jackson St., Sandusky, Oh 44870
  • Christ Community Church419-433-5018 225 Williams St., Huron, Oh 44839 (Sandwiches/soup 2nd/4th Wednesday 5pm-6 and all Mondays 12-1)
  • Eagles Nest Church419-625-5081 2126 Pipe St., Sandusky, Oh 44870 (Bread/pastry Tuesdays 10-4)
  • First Congregational UCC 419-625-8105 431 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Oh 44870 (5th Sat of Month Meal 9-11)
  • First Presbyterian419-625-6261 265 Jackson St., Sandusky, Oh 44870 (meal 2nd and 4th Sat 9-11)
  • Helping Hands Ministry419-359-1831 7410 Magill Rd., Castalia, Oh 44824 (1st Mon/Sun 5-7pm)
  • Holy Angels419-625-3698 1605 W Jefferson St., Sandusky, Oh 44870 (meal Wed except 1st 4-5 )
  • Lighthouse Assembly of God419-433-8889 820 Cleveland Rd East, Huron, 44839 (Pantry: Wednesday 9-3/Thursday 10-3)
  • Milan Friends Church419-499-4352 2018 Mason Rd East, Milan, Oh 44846 (Milan Berlin Height; Huron Residents only-3rd Sat 9-11 am)
  • New Day Family Resource center419-626-8730 Corner of Finch/Warren (3rd Sat 11-2)
  • Salvation Army419-262-3862 3333 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 ( 2nd 4th Monday 11-1; Soup meal same days 10-2)
  • Salvation Army – 440-967-5446 4560 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089 (monthly senior boxes of food plus twice a month choice pantry) Must be income eligible.
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church419-625-6800 2211 Mills St., Sandusky, Oh 44870 (4th Sun Meal 12-1:30)
  • St. Vincent DePaul419-625-6655 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Oh 44870
FREE ITEMS (When Available)
FURNACE REPLACEMENT PROGRAMS
  • HWAP (Heating Weatherization Assistance Program)- WSOS Fremont, OH 43420
    Phone: (419) 334-8911
Meals Delivered to Your Home
  • Mom’s Meals888-343-8020 3210 SE Corporate Woods Dr., Ankeny, Iowa 50021 (John Phillips: VP of National Program Development; Fax: 515-262-2110) www.MomsMeals.com
  • Serving Our Seniors – 419-624-1856, 310 E. Boalt Street, #A, Sandusky Funds the delivery of hot home delivered meals to the rural communities of Erie County. ($3.00/meal is suggested – not required. All donations are anonymous)
  • Erie County Senior Center – 419-626-2560 620 E. Water Street – Sandusky. Funds the delivery of hot home delivered meals to residents in the City of Sandusky and proximal locations in Perkins Twp.
Meals Served on Location
  • Victory Kitchen FREE lunch – 419-627-8732 1613 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, Oh 44870. Lunch is served 12:00P.M – 3P.M.
  • Erie Co. Senior Center – 419-626-2560 620 E. Water Street – Sandusky, OH 44870 (suggested donation is $3.00/meal) Lunch is served 11:30A.M – 12:00P.M.
  • Grace’s Kitchen – free meals on Tuesday/Thursdays 5:30-7 Trinity Lutheran Church Vermilion 440-967-5446
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
  • Erie County Community Health Center419-626-5623 420 Superior St Sandusky, Oh 44870 (Uses sliding fee scale)
  • Family Health Services419-502-2800 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 and 620 E. Water St., Sandusky, OH 44870 (Uses sliding fee scale)
  • NOMS 360419-626-6161 ext 4 2500 W. Strub Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Sandusky VA Clinic – 419-625-7350 3416 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870
HEALTH INSURANCE – AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Guidance/Navigating
  • Family Health Services 419-502-2831 (Ya’Shica Brown: outreach & enrollment coordinator)

 

HEALTH INSURANCE – MEDICARE
  • Erie County Job and Family Services419-626-6781 (Help with cost of Medicare Premiums)
  • OSHIIP hotline 800-686-1578 Columbus, Ohio
  • Serving Our Seniors – 419-624-1856 Can assist eligible older adults (ages 60 or older) to apply for the various Medicare programs to reduce the cost of health insurance.
  • Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG) 614-221-2080 65 E. State St. Suite 1500, Columbus, Oh 43215 (Ohio’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization)www.hsag.org
HEARING AIDS/HEARING AID ASSISTANCE
  • Beltone Audiology 419-609-3420
  • Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center – (216) – 325 – 7524 – Provdes services for hearing aids, community services for the deaf, video remote interpreting & Communication Access Real-Time (Coming soon)
  • Clear Captions – 216-310-9692 (Free caption phone; Contact Timothy Thomas timothy.thomas@clearcaptions.com)
  • Hear Again 1-888-334-7731
  • Hearing Loss Association of America www.hearlingloss.org consumer advocates for those with hearing loss.
  • Lake Erie Audiology – 419 – 625 – 7339 – 1522 E Perkins Ave Suite E, Sandusky, OH 44870
  • Miracle Ear – 419-293-5468
  • Miracle Ear Foundation – www.miracle-ear.com/foundation New hearing aids for the cost of a $150.00 application fee, for those who qualify.
  • Serving Our Seniors 419-624-1856 310 E. Boalt Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Provides financial assistance (for those who qualify) with the $150.00 application fee for free hearing aids from the Miracle Ear Foundation.
  • Sandusky Fire Department – 419 – 627 – 5822 – Specialized fire alarms for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. You may also contact the Sandusky American Red Cross at 419 – 626 – 1641.
HOME CARE SERVICES (Non-Medical)
  • TLC Home Health of Ohio Inc. – 866-298-5532
  • Visiting Angels800-365-4189 (Services Sandusky OH)
  • Serving Our Seniors – 419-624-1856 Subsidizes the cost of personal care & housekeeping
HOME HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
HOMELESS SERVICES
  • United Methodist Church *Foundations for Life* – 419-625-7663 2401 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Oh 44870 (Pastor Erin Porter; The people they serve must be are current or former residents of Crossroads homeless shelter. They meet every Tuesday from 5-7:30 at the United Methodist Church at 2401 Columbus Ave.  Services at the meeting include:  mentoring, job seeking skills, GED prep, a family meal and meal planning/cleanup; Bible study and prayer, and every 6 weeks’ free haircuts.  They serve about 40-45 people per month.)
  • Volunteers of America 419-626-6505 1843 Superior St., Sandusky, Oh 44870
  • Rapid Rehousing – (Volunteers of America) – 419-626-6505 Call for help with needing a place to stay.
HOME REPAIR
  • Columbia Gas Home Energy Audit – 1 – 877 – 644 – 6674. Assesses home for insulation needs, caulk cracks in doors, etc. Sherry 740 – 223 – 8461
  • Erie Regional Planning – 419-627-7792 (Contact WSOS for an application 1-800-8911)
  • Serving Our Seniors – 419-624-1856 for small repairs and small modifications for fall prevention.
  • Great Lakes Community Action Partnership 800-282-0880 (Safety inspection;
    Tune-up/repair; Installation of heating units; Insulation of attics; Insulation of sidewalls; Insulation of heating ducts; Insulation of floors; Insulation of water tanks; Reduction of air leakage from major sources; Personalized energy management plans)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development – 330-830-7700 ext 137 2650 Richville Dr SE., Massillon Oh 44646 (FAX:330-830-770) http://www.rurdev.usda.gov
HOUSING
HOUSEKEEPING/HOUSE CLEANING
  • Home “Maid” Cleaning Services – 419-627-0970

  • Magnificent Maids Cleaning Services – 419-656-1694 – P.O Box 246, Bellevue, OH 44811.

  • Bob Zoellner – 419-366-0932 (Property cleanup/beautification, decluttering, organization)

HOSPICE SERVICES
  • Heartland Hospice 866-421-6973 (Counties Served: Hancock, Richland, Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, Wyandot, Huron, Crawford, Seneca, Lorain, Wood)
  • Stein Hospice 800-625-5269 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Oh 44870
  • Promedica Hospice- 419-547-0524 509 W. McPherson Hwy Clyde, OH 43410
LEGAL ASSISTANCE
  • Erie County BAR Assoc. 419-627-2009 (find a Lawyer)
  • Legal Aid NW OHIO – 877-894-4599 109 W.Water St., Sandusky, Oh 44870
  • Ohio Bar Association – 1-800-282-6556 (find a Lawyer)
  • ProSeniors 1-800-488-6070 (free ½ hour legal advice over the phone; by appointment)
MEDICAID / Assistance Applying for MEDICAID
  • Erie County Job and Family Services419-626-6781 provides Medicaid insurance
  • Serving Our Seniors – 419-624-1856 Can assist older adults to submit the application for Medicaid.
MEDICAL ALERT DEVICES
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
MEDICARE – INFORMATION & EDUCATION
  • Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Helpline: 1-800-686-1578 (Ohio Dept. of Insurance.)
  • Serving Our Seniors419-624-1856 or 1-800-564-1856
  • Social Security – 1-800 – 722 – 1213, (TTY 1 – 800 – 325 – 0778) – Requesting an appeal for paying more for Medicare Part B prescription drug coverage. Call or visit www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/appeal. You must be at least 64 years and 9 months old, want to sign up for Medicare while currently not having ANY Medicare coverage, not wanting to start receiving Social Security benefits at this time, and are currently not receiving Social Security retirement, disability, or survivor’s benefits.
  • LIVANTA – 1 – 888 – 524 – 9900 – Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO). BFCC-QIO’s are repsonsible for medical case review, which supports the rights of people on Medicare. Livantaqio.com
MEMORY IMPAIRMENT
  • Alzheimer’s Assocation NW Ohio 419-537-1999
  • Alzheimer’s Assocation 24 hour hotline –  1-800-272-3900
  • Alzheimer’s Assocation Caregivers Support Group – 419-624-1171. The first Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m. St.Stephen’s United Church of Christ, 905 E. Perkins Ave – Sandusky. Call Holly Caudill & Jane Windisch for more information.
  • Carriage House – 419-660-2681. The fourth Tuesday of each month at 3:30P.M. 175 Shady Lane Dr. Norwalk, Ohio 44857. Contact Person is Stephanie Witt.
  • Project Lifesaver419 625 7951 (transmitter wristbands for those who are a wander risk) Erie County Sheriff’s office LIFE – 440-935-3506 or 440-752-9185 Dementia Friendly Foundation: A “Memory Café”, provides programming for dementia patients living at home and their caregivers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm with lunch provided. Location: Lakeview Baptist Church, 591 Ferndale, Vermilion,
  • Caregivers Support Group (Vermilion): (provides free counseling support for people with elderly relatives) 440-967-4225
      • Meet on 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at Trinity Lutheran Church (Vermilion)
  • Transitions – A group that offers humor, help and hope for those living with memory changes and mild confusion. Meets every third Thursday of the month, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene. 1617 Milan Road, Sanduksy, Ohio 44870.
  • Chats with Brenda (Located at Serving Our Seniors) – 419-624-1865 310 E. Boalt St., Sandusky, Oh 44870 (Speak with a professional from the Alzheimer’s Association – NW Ohio Chapter, Brenda Hendricks, Gerontologist. Private appointments are available at Serving Our Seniors office to discuss concerns/questions with memory loss in yourself, a family member, or friend.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
OTHER RESOURCES - NATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

The ALS Association (Northern Ohio Chapter) 216 – 592 – 2572. (Services: Respite, equipment loan, and grants).

Limbs for Life405 – 843 – 5174. (Services: offers lower prosthetics)

Melvin Weinstein – Parkinson’s Foundation757 – 313 – 9729.(Services: Offers supplies and equipment for individuals with Parkinson’s.)

Muscular Dystrophy Association800 – 572 – 1717. (Supplies can be borrowed)

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation954 – 776 – 6805. (Services: Lending Library, Grant programs

May We Help513 – 834 – 6443. (Services: Custom adaptive equipment)

PHYSICIANS

Firelands Physicians Group419 – 557 – 5572 

RAMPS
  • PASSPORT1-800-266-4346 (Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm; Medicaid qualifier program)
  • ProMedica (formerly O.E. Meyer) 419-625-1256
  • Serving Our Seniors – 419-624-1856 or 1-800-564-1856 Ramps are provided free of charge. Consumer contributes the cost of installation. Financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford installation costs.
  • V.A. Clinic419-625-7350  3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 (VA PCP approval needed)
RECREATION AND/OR FITNESS ACTIVITIES
  • 60 and Over Fellowship Group 440-967-3559 Vermilion E and R Church 752 Grand St., Vermilion
  • Erie County Seniors Center – 419-626-2560 620 E. Water Street, Sandusky
  • Kingston of Vermilion – 440-967-1800 41260 Telegraph Lane, Vermilion
  • Knights of Columbus – 440-935-8026 Contact Norm Felix (Day trips 4-5 per year)
  • MECAA 440-967-0759 1230 Beechview Drive, Vermilion
  • Mercy Health and Recreation Center – 440-984-3470 47160 Hollstein Drive, Amherst
  • NOMS 24/7 Fitness419-502-3500 Silver Sneakers Classes, 2500 W. Strub Road – Perkins Twp.
  • Sandusky YMCA – 419-621-9622 Silver Sneakers Classes, 2101 W. Perkins Ave – Sandusky
  • St. Francis Society – 440-967-8711 St. Mary’s Church 731 Exchange St., Vermilion (Speaker on topic of retiree interest with lunch and mass. 1st Friday, August to December and March to June)
  • Ritter Public Library – 440-967-3798 5680 Liberty Ave, Vermilion
  • Vermilion Family YMCA – 440-967-4208 320 Aldrich Rd, Vermilion
RESPITE SERVICES
  • Admirals Point Nursing Facility – 419-433-4990, 1920 Cleveland Road, Huron
  • Alternative Care Adult Day Center –  (419) 624-6993 10 Harbour Pkway – Sandusky
  • Area Office on Aging – NW Ohio, Caregivers Support Program 1-800-472-7277 Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. 2155 Arlington Avenue Toledo, Oh 43609-0624 ; www.areaofficeonaging.com
  • Concord Care Center of Sandusky – (419) – 626 – 5371 – Alicia Ashford – 24 hour nursing care, assistance with medications, daily activities and socialization, meals and snacks, and follow-through of special therapies, exercises, and other treatment regiments.
  • Home Instead 419-734-5050 In home light duty care, companionship/supervision
  • Seniors Helping Seniors440-935-3848 Employs companion care workers who will go to the home. Call for hourly rates.
RESPITE SERVICES
RESPITE SERVICES
  • Visiting Angels800-365-4189 employs home health care workers who will go to the home (Services Sandusky OH)
  • Wellsbrooke 419-874-7766 Employs home health care workers who will go to the home. Call for hourly rates
  • Portland Place – 419-504-6042 Will care for an older adult, at their facility, for a minimum of 14 days, if space is available.
  • Providence Commons – 419-624-1171 (Jane Windisch) Will care for an older adult at the Assisted Living Facility of the Memory Care Facility for a minimum of 7 days up to 3 months, if space is available.
  • Providence Care Center 419-627-2273 2025 Hayes Ave, Sandusky.
  • Parkvue – 419-621-1900 Will care for an older adult, at their facility, for a minimum of two nights and two days or longer. This respite service is available at the Assisted Living Facility or the nursing home facility, if space is available.
SKILLED NURSING FACILITY
  • Admirals Point Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility – 419-433-4990, 1920 Cleveland Road, Huron
  • Concord Care Center – 419-626-5373 620 W. Strub Rd, Sandusky. (Skilled nursing, rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, long term care)
  • Kingston of Vermilion *Nursing Home*440-967-1800 4210 Telegraph Lane, Vermilion 44089 (Skilled nursing, rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, long term care, wellness) www.kingstonhealthcare.com
  • Mill Manor –  440-967-6614  983 Exchange St. Vermilion, Ohio 44089 (skilled nursing, rehabilitation, hospice and palliative care and adult day care) www.millmanorcare.com
  • Parkvue Care Center 419-621-1900, 3800 Boardwalk Blvd, Sandusky. (Skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and long term care)
  • Providence Care Center 419-627-2273 2025 Hayes Ave, Sandusky (Skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long term care)
SUPPORT GROUPS
  • Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group 419-624-1171 Meets the first Tuesday of each month. 9:30 am – 10:30 am at St. Stephen’s United Church of Chris, 905. E. Perkins Ave – Sandusky.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Group – (419) – 732 – 4061 – For anyone whose life has been affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. The group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9am in the Conference Center – 615 Fulton St – Port Clinton, OH
  • Cancer Support Group – (419) – 301 – 4317 – For anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the Conference Center at 12:30pm. 615 Fulton St – Port Clinton, OH
  • Firelands Area Alzheimer’s Support Group – 419-557-7114 Firelands Regional Medicare Center – South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave – Sandusky
  • Mental Health Family Support Group – (419) – 515 – 6930 – Meets in the Magruder Conference Center on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6pm – 8pm. 615 Fulton St – Port Clinton, OH
  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – (419) – 607 – 6021 – Meets in the Conference Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. 615 Fulton St – Port Clinton, OH
  • Parkinson’s Support Group – 419-217-6762 custer@hmcltd.net
  • Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center419-621-9377
  • Stroke Club  (419) 433-3054 britt1005@frontier.com
SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT/DISABILITY INCOME
  • CTS Disability Advocates LLC419-625-3002 1723 Columbus Ave., Suite A, Sandusky, Oh 44870
  • Social Security Administration1-866-588-7397 or (Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 1-800-325-0778) 252 Wayne St., Sandusky, Oh 44870
SENIOR SERVICES
  • Area Office on Aging – 2155 Arlington Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43609, 419-382-0624.
  • 2-1-1 United Way *Informational Services* – 2-1-1
  • Erie County Senior Center419-626-2560 620 E. Water Street – Sandusky, Ohio 44870
  • Serving Our Seniors419-624-1856, 310 E. Boalt Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870
  • Out of Erie County Information:
SENIOR HOUSING - SUBSIDIZED
  • Bayshore Towers – 128 Perry Street, Sandusky OH 419-625-0262
  • Community Plaza Sandusky OH – 1221 McKinley St. Sandusky, OH 419-625-0262 Ext 2322
  • Corason Place – 2028 Foxborough Circle, Sandusky, OH 419-626-9320
  • Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority – 322 Warren St., Sandusky, OH 419-625-0262
  • Harborview – 115 Franklins Street, Sandusky, OH 419-627-0544
  • Leisure Apartments – 2400 Milan Road, Sandusky, Ohio 419-626-1979
  • The Reiger Place – 232 Jackson Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870
  • ViewPoint – 215 E. Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 419-625-1101
  • Villa on the Lake – 201 Rye Beach Road, Huron, Ohio 419-433-5575
  • Windy Acres419-929-3018 96 Clifton St., New London, Oh 44851
SENIOR HOUSING - NON-SUBSIDIZED
  • LakeView Estate419-732-0385 Port Clinton, Ottawa County
  • ViewPoint – (a limited number of units are available regardless of income) 215 E. Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870
SNOW REMOVAL
  • Caring Hands for Seniors – (419) – 271 – 8493 (Keith Seely) or (419) – 656 – 5062 (Ranae Seely) Offers Snow Removal Services. (Will snow blow your driveway and shovel your side walks. $15 – $25. Additional charge for ice melt. Senior Discount available.)
TAXES
  • The Homestead Exemption – (419) – 627 – 7523 – Jen Capizzi.
TRANSPORTATION
  • American Cancer Society *Road to Recovery* – 1-800-227-2345
  • Hart’s Ambulette Services – 419-332-3911 3134 E State St, Fremont, OH 43420 (provides ambulette services to Wheelchair or Ambulatory individuals. $35 loading fee each way, $3/mile for transportation, $1/mile for travel to and from office to home)
  • Huron Dial-A-Ride – (419) 433-8721
  • Cancer Services of Erie County419-626-4548 506 E Perkins Ave., Sandusky, Oh 44870 (gas vouchers to treatment)
  • Firelands Transportation Services – 419-557-7052 (Sandusky residents to Firelands approved appointments. Call at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment time to schedule your ride.)
  • Job and Family Services – 419-626-6781 (press extension for medical transportation) Medical appointments for Medicaid eligible individuals)
  • North Central EMS *Ambulance Services* – 419-499-2515 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, Oh 44870 (Ambulette does not service Erie County area)
  • Sandusky Transit System419-627-0740
  • Serving Our Seniors *Out of Town Transportation/Healthcare Appointments* – 419-624-1856 (Individuals aged 60+, living in Erie County. Qualifying individuals only)
  • Turbo Taxi 419-975-0324 (Wheel Chair accessible vehicles available)
  • Vermilion Share A Ride (provided by STS) – 855-612-5176 (Bus rides to appointments and area stores at $1.50 per one way ride. Services all of Erie County and 10 miles into Lorain County)
TRAVEL
  • Erie County Senior Center – Day Trips & Travel Trips Program – 419-626-2560
  • Firelands 55+ Club – Trips 419-557-7722 Mihalic@firelands.com
  • Knights of Columbus – 440-935-8026 Contact Norm Felix (Day trips 4-5 per year)
  • Senior Enrichment Services – Adventurers Travel Club – (419) 668-6245 ext. 34
UTILITY ASSISTANCE
  • Erie-Huron-Richland Counties Community Action Commission (CAC) – (419) 626-6540, 908 Seavers Way – Sandusky, 44870
  • Catholic Charities – 419-668-3073 ext. 8214. Norwalk, OH 44857
VISION CARE/SIGHT SERVICES
  • The Sight Center of NW Ohio 419-720-3937 1002 Garden Lake Pkwy, Toledo, 43614.
  • New Eyes for the Needy- Eye glasses, but not eye exam, voucher by referral only for those who qualify. Contact Serving Our Seniors for more info 419-624-1856
  • Prevent Blindness – 1-800-301-2020 (Provides eye health and safety educational materials, curriculums, vision screenings and vision screening training) www.pbohio.org www.WiseAboutEyes.org
  • Free Clinic Unite for Sight
    Websites that offer clinics and programs nationwide that provide free or discounted quality health care.
  • National Eye Institute 
    301-496-5248
    The federal government’s principal agency for conducting and supporting vision research. Provides publications on eye diseases and information on current eye research.
  • New Eyes for the Needy 
    973-376-4903
    Provides vouchers for new eyeglasses for those with financial need with no other resources, public or private, to pay for glasses. Program accepts applications from third parties such as social service agencies or health professionals who are able to document financial needs of clients.
  • Office of Minority Health 
    800-444-6472
    The mission is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health. Provides information on various health programs.
  • Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief
    866-512-3861
    Provides co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to insured Americans who financially and medically qualify.
  • Prevent Blindness 
    800-331-2020

    Provides public and professional education, community/patient services, programs, & research.
  • State Ophthalmological Societies
    Some state ophthalmological societies may be able to help locate such public services.
  • The Medicine Program
    573-996-7300 
  • Veteran’s Administration *Visual Impairment Service Team*216-791-3800 ext. 2108 www.visn10.va.gov
  • Vision USA *American Optometric Association* 800-365-2219 ext. 4200 (Cannot have insurance, income below guidelines [found on website], cannot have an eye exam w/I 24 months, legal U.S. citizen, cannot have a doctor referral [need to work w/ social service agency approved by Vision USA]) www.aoa.org/visionusa.xml
  • EyeCare America877-365-6327 (Senior and Glaucoma program’s; cannot have HMO or VA eye care benefits [all requirements online]) www.eyecareamerica.org