DAY 9 — Dec. 27
A caseworker for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, specifically its countywide Personal Finance Management program for seniors, began working with a couple who were both in their 90s.
Let’s allow her to share the story:
“Mel and Julie (not their real names) continue to live independently. They don’t have any children, but with the support of other agencies they have been able to stay in their home.
“They both have some cognitive impairment and were pretty hesitant to allow me to help them with their finances. After a little rapport was built, they allowed me to review their situation and I discovered they had misunderstood changes made to their insurance coverage and had unintentionally cancelled their Medicare supplement plans.
“I was able to assist them in rejoining their supplement plan. This already has saved them thousands of dollars, as they both ended up in the hospital for various reasons and required temporary stays at a skilled nursing facility.”
Many people, as they enter their 60s, 70s, 80s and even 90s, are able to live independent lives when they have the necessary support from their families, neighbors and/or communities. The CRC, through its Senior Supportive Services program, can provide some of that support with its medical transportation, grocery store trips, personal finance management and lots more.
If you would like to see these kinds of services continue in your community, and live in a place that honors its seniors and helps them thrive, please consider an end-of-year donation to the CRC at 3222 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202 or by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/hzj8bka
If you know of someone who would benefit from these services, please send us an email at info@ClintonvilleCRC.org.