Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Association provides a support group for caregivers at the Clio Senior Center. It will be held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30 until 8:00p.m. This is an opportunity for those in our area to find a support group designed especially for them.
Support Groups are the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association. They are attended by families, caregivers and friends of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementia disorders. The group welcomes new persons at all times and particularly encourages attendance by those who have newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s patients in their families.
Blood Pressure Checks
You can have your blood pressure checked at CASC! The Health room will be staffed Monday and Friday between 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Commodity Food Distribution
We are a distribution site for the Commodity Surplus Food Program. Distribution is held on the third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Please try to arrange to pick up your commodities on the scheduled day as we cannot store extra boxes of food. If you feel you may qualify, please come on the third Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Please bring your proof of household income and your proof of residency (driver’s license). The income guideline for this program for those over 60 years of age is as follows and is based on household income.
- 1 person – less than $1,227.00 monthly
- 2 persons – less than $1,660.00 monthly
TEFAP months are March, June, September, and December.
We are a host site for the Congregate Meal Program through GCCARD. The lunch menu can be found in the monthly newsletter. A $2.00 donation for 60 years and older is recommended and $3.50 for 59 and under is required. Please call by noon the day before to reserve a meal. Lunch is served at noon 5 days a week.
Grocery Shopping at VG’s
Our van provides shopping at VG’s on a weekly basis after lunch. We also go shopping at Wal-Mart on the first Friday of the month and Meijer’s on the third Friday of the month. Call CASC to be placed on the van list.
For more information on hall rentals please call CASC at 810-687-7260
Legal Services Offers Drop-In Service
A representative from Legal Services of Eastern Michigan is available to meet with seniors, age 60 and older, at the center on the third Wednesday of that month at 1:00 p.m. If you have a need for FREE legal consultation on senior related issues please call CASC to make an appointment. 810-687-7260
Certified Massage Therapist, Emily Duckworth, on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons She offers a ten minute therapeutic chair massage for $6.00. Please call for an appointment. The massage helps increase blood circulation, combat depression, improve balance and flexibility, improve posture, provides relaxation and stress relief.
Medical Loan Closet
We loan out for free many types of medical assistance devices. We have walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs and commodes that are available. Call CASC, 810-687-7260, or stop at the front desk to check on availability of equipment.
We are only able to accept certain items for medical donations. These items include disposable undergarments and disposable bed pads in unopened packages, and Ensure, or the equivalent, if it is not expired and has no name or prescription label on it. We cannot accept machines, breathing equipment, blood pressure equipment, or blood testing equipment of any kind. Nor do we accept articles of clothing or wigs.
MMAP (Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program)
MMAP Counselor, Susan Marlow, will be available to see Medicare beneficiaries on Tuesdays by appointment. This is free service that can assist people in making health insurance decisions (including Medicare at age 65). Other appointment times may be available if necessary – please call the front desk 810-687-7260 to schedule an appointment.
We have phone cards available for purchase for use with some phones (unfortunately not all phones can use these). 900-minute cards are $26.00 and 125-minute cards are $4.00. The phone cards average about .03 per minute for calls outside the state of Michigan. If you have a need for this service please contact CASC.
Our van can transport you to and from CASC, and/or local grocery shopping on our regularly scheduled days Monday through Friday. A fee is charged of $1.50 each way locally, or you can purchase a punch card which is $30.00 for 25 rides. If you want to request transportation to a doctor’s appointment or to meet a living need (i.e., laundromat, etc…), CASC must have at least three (3) business days to consider if the need can be accommodated within the normally scheduled runs. Transportation needs outside of Vienna and Thetford Township will be subject to fees and availability.