Remember senior citizens when casting votes
It's that time again. Time to remember our precious senior citizens when voting. They need our help on the senior citizens renewal. Please vote “yes” for the renewal.
This wonderful organization helps our loved-ones to get to doctor and therapy appointments, go grocery shopping and more. My mother, Mary, really depends on this help. Working myself, I am unable to take her to these places, and I really appreciate being able to count on support for her. Many of our senior citizens use this service in my neighborhood. I also would like to let them know how much my mother considers this group to be a part of her family. They have been wonderful to her.
Without our support, this wonderful advantage to our beloved senior citizens could be taken away. Let them know just how much we care. Vote for the renewal.
Drivers help resident get to places she needs to go
I am a senior citizen who lives at Buckeye Towers in New Boston. I have used the services of United Scioto Senior Activities Inc. for around seven years. For health reasons, it is hard for me to get around and to drive myself some of the places that I need to go.
When I need help, I call Debbie at (740) 354-6672, and she makes the arrangements that I need. There are buses available, but I cannot easily get into a bus. I use a car with a driver to take me most of the places I would need to go. The drivers are friendly and patient with me. They will give you a ride when you need to go shopping or to the doctor or dentist. They can pick up prescriptions for you and even help with some of your paperwork. Sometimes they wait with me and other times they return to pick me up.
This is a very important service that lots of senior citizens really need. Please get out and vote “yes” for the senior citizen renewal levy on election day. Senior citizens of this area will appreciate your support.
Having drivers helps keep the unable off the road
I would like to have everyone consider all the good things senior services do for us and urge you to vote to renew the levy. They help with transportation to the grocery store, pick up prescriptions and keep medical appointments. This makes us more willing to stop driving when we feel we can not drive because of safety issues.
They provide day care for seniors (so family members can work) who can not be left alone during the day.
Thank you for this service.
Seniors on a fixed income may not afford service otherwise
Regardless of your politics, exercise your right to have a voice on May 2.
Hundreds of our older citizens receive services funded by the Senior Citizens renewal levy. Many seniors don't have anybody to take them to their doctor appointment, pay bills or go to the store. So they really count on the services and the people that take them to do all the things. They are so good to them and very helpful. And the seniors are on a fixed income - they can't afford to pay anybody. So please vote May 2 for the senior citizen's renewal.
Board president urges vote in favor of services
As a member and current president of USSA board of directors, I strongly ask for your vote on May 2 election for renewal of our Senior Citizens renewal levy. Your vote will help the Senior Center to keep our programs going with the cuts we have received in some of the programs. Please get out and vote in the primary election.
Chester E. Neff
USSA Board of directors
Tightening budgets, increased fuel cost drive up the need
On May 2, Scioto County voters have the opportunity to have a tremendous impact on the lives of our county's older citizens. A “yes” vote on the .2 mil renewal Senior Citizens levy will help to ensure that vital services such as homebound escort, transportation, homemaker, adult day care, information and assistance, and socialization will continue without interruption to our families, friends and neighbors older than 60. Scioto County should be proud that it was one of the first counties in the state to pass a levy to support services for older adults, with continued strong support in each renewal. With tightening state and federal budgets and ever-increasing fuel costs, local support is more crucial than ever.
Supportive services have a proven track record for satisfaction and cost-effectiveness. Things that may seem insignificant to those of us with transportation are almost insurmountable to seniors who no longer drive or whose family members either don't live in the area or can't take time off from work for doctor appointments, medicine pick-up, groceries ... simple tasks we take for granted, but things that enable seniors to continue to live independently, in their own homes.
This .2 mil levy is a renewal - this means there won't be any new, additional costs to taxpayers. Your “yes” vote on this renewal will help to continue vital services to the older citizens of Scioto County - to help those who have made our county, state and country what it is today through their hard work and sacrifice. We should allow our parents and grandparents the choice of living with dignity at home for as long as possible.
Renee' S. Ellis
U.S.S.A. Scioto County Senior Center
Senior Services is greatly needed and appreciated
I am writing this letter in support of Senior Services. These services are greatly needed and widely used by the senior citizens in Scioto County. They pick up and drop off dialysis patients, take senior citizens to the doctor, shopping and to pick up and deliver prescriptions. These are things that many of us can no longer do for ourselves.
Many of us have no family to help us with transportation. Others who may have family, cannot use them because of the family's work schedule. Consequently, Senior Services is greatly needed and much appreciated by those of us they serve. The things that so many people take for granted would be that much more difficult for us to do, especially since we live on a limited budget.
I am asking you to vote “yes” on the Senior Citizens levy.
Constance Lighthall would make a good committee member
Constance Lighthall is running for the Democratic woman representative to the State Central Committee, Senate District 14, which includes Scioto County. This committee works closely with state Democratic candidates, such as representatives and senators.
Lighthall is committed to keeping District 14 updated regarding this committee by creating an e-Newsletter. And she truly cares about the real issues important to Scioto County - jobs, health care, family and the environment. We do not have a candidate from Scioto County running; but Lighthall has spent much time enjoying our beautiful county, in particular Shawnee State Forest. I urge you to consider Lighthall for this position on May 2. She is dedicated, intelligent, enthusiastic and energetic. Lighthall has been involved in politics since the mid-1980s.
Senior services levy is a renewal, will not increase taxes
I am a Scioto County resident and an advocate for senior citizens. I am asking that all eligible voters go to the polls and vote “yes” for the renewal of the Scioto County Senior Center levy.
This levy is just a renewal and it will not increase our taxes. Voting to renew the levy would help the senior citizens of Scioto County to keep all the programs that are currently up and running. Our senior population is entitled to many services from the Scioto County Senior Citizen Center; and all services are available for the asking. As a matter of fact, I have first-hand knowledge of all the benefits.
I work at Hospice of Southern Ohio as the Bereavement Coordinator and Social Worker. The Senior Center has transported several of my clients to and from their counseling appointments, and they have always been very accommodating. Because of working full time, I have a very busy schedule. I am not always available to transport my elderly family member to her doctor appointments, so I have had to rely on the services of the Senior Center for transportation. The workers are very kind and caring and they make every effort to go out of their way to help transport their clients by car or van. They even push a client in a wheelchair into the doctor's office and wait for the client.
Not only does the Senior Center provide local transportation, they also provide transportation to Kentucky appointments if necessary. They provide housekeeping services, special activities for senior citizens, catered meals at the center Monday through Friday, assistance in applying for Golden Buckeye Cards and Medicare part D. These are just a few of the much-needed services that are provided to our elder population. Our senior population deserves our support in retaining these valuable services. Every senior citizen of Scioto County Senior Citizen Center provides. No one knows when they might need the services of the Scioto County Senior Center, but with your vote, they will always be there when you need them. I am urging all Scioto County voters to vote “yes” to renew the Scioto County Senior Center Levy.
If renewal doesn't pass, seniors may be home bound
I am 79-years-old, and like many other seniors, I need the senior services levy renewal to pass.
Without the Senior Center, we would have no other way to get to doctors' appointments and many other services. We need that levy renewal - if it doesn't pass we would be home bound.
Pass the levy for seniors in need. It doesn't cost us money. It's all free through the levy.
I lived in a town with no senior transportation and there was only a taxi which cost $10 each way. Many times as a senior citizen on low income, I couldn't go to doctors and get groceries. We need to have the levy passed. This levy will not raise voters' taxes.