Whether you live in Lake County or Geauga County, being a senior or an adult with disabilities does not mean you have to stay at home. There is much to do in our community. Director Brian Rice has volunteered for the Lake County Council and Aging for over 8 years.
LCCOA offers Pancakes in the Park on four different dates throughout the summer and Brian signed up to volunteer at all four. These events are co-sponsored by the Council on Aging, Lake Metroparks and Laketran. Having breakfast prepared and served in the park is a big attraction. Hundreds of seniors also signed up for chipping and putting at Erie Shores Golf Club in June.
In July breakfast was followed by kayaking, jet skiing and sailing at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park. August and September events include pancakes and short walks in the woods and activities at Lake Farmpark. Although hundreds of seniors sign up for activities, just as many simply enjoy the good food, fresh air and spectating.
The Geauga County Senior Center Calendars are crammed with educational opportunities and elder activities for seniors of all ability levels. Activities include bowling, zumba, fishing, yoga in the park, kayaking, shuffle board and Wii games.
Or how about a trip to the Holden Arboretum or star gazing at Geauga Park Districts Observatory Park? Caregivers referred by Griswold Home Care can provide transportation/accompaniment and an opportunity for each Geauga senior to reach their full potential.
“Brian Rice, Director of Griswold Home Care of Lake/Geauga, Ohio, recently received an advocacy award from the Greater Cleveland Consortium Against Adult Abuse (C3A). The award was presented by Adrienne Green, Social Work Director of the Lake County Council on Aging (LCCoA), at C3A’s Annual Conference on June 16.”
“Giving just a few minutes of your time to ensure a senior’s well-being can be highly rewarding. You might even save a life.”