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What do you get from being a Villager?

 

Transportation

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Village members can call the office for assistance in arranging transportation.
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    • Other options in Athens include Athens Transit, the Athens City bus service. (740-592-2727, M-F, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 8:45 a.m to 5:45 p.m.) Discounted fares information here. You can arrange for the bus to come to your door on an individual basis, at apparently no extra charge. Call 740-592-2727 at least 24 hours in advance for this special service.
    • Athens-on-Demand is another for-pay, door-to-door service which costs less than a taxi. (740-597-2404, M-F, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., not late evenings or weekends) You must be registered with the service first.
    • United Seniors of Athens County (740-594-3535. M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) can provide transportation for little or no cost, but grant funding requires them to make a home visit before they establish any service.
      Here is a pamphlet: page 1 and page 2.




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    Home Safety Assessment.

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    • Our resident home maintenance coordinator will provide a free home safety assessment each year. This is the form, Home Inspection Form, to help a member decide what needs to be done in the home to make it safer.




       

      Handyman Help

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      Our resident home maintenance coordinator provides home maintenance help as needed each year at no extra cost to members. Members pay only for any supplies or equipment (purchased at a discount by the coordinator from Lowe's).





       

      Home Health Services Information

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      From housekeeping to personal care or nursing and therapy services, we have information about companies and individuals serving Athens County.

       

      Technical Assistance

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      Members and volunteers can help you with computer, internet, and smartphone problems.





       

      Coffee Hours and Social Gatherings

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      Monthly brown-bag lunches as both social gatherings and opportunities to hear and question speakers on such issues as driving, health, legal issues, investments, exercise, etc. Members may also participate in a yoga class and a caregivers support group.


       

      Vetted Service Providers

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      We maintain a list of service providers, such as home repair, which has been vetted. Many of these offer reduced rates for Village members. Please call the office at 740-447-0500 for recommendations of specific service providers. The list changes without notice, so it is not posted here.



       

      News

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      Up-coming activities are posted through a monthly newsletter, this website, and e-mail notices to those members who provide a valid e-mail address. Please go to our Archive page to see past issues of our newsletter.




       

      Advocacy

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      On issues of importance to senior citizens to city, county, and state government.





       

      Telephone checkup

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      A telephone check during flood, snow, or other community emergency to ascertain that you are all right. We also have a Neighbor-to-Neighbor calling tree and "buddy" system.




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    Vendors renewing information

    A blank form is available to download here
     

    To find out about any of these services:

    Call the Village Director at 740-447-0500 or email TheAthensVillage@gmail.com