Today, our senior population is living longer than ever before. While the gift of life is a tremendous blessing, aging can be a challenge – especially in the face of poverty, a disability, or isolation. Catholic Social Services is here to help our senior neighbors to age with grace and dignity by helping them experience independent, connected lives.

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Companionship

Catholic Social Services helps lonely, homebound seniors stay connected by sending a weekly visitor to provide needed socialization and non-medical assistance so that clients remain independent in their homes.

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Supportive Services

Through the Supportive Services program, CSS removes barriers for low-income seniors who need assistance to maintain their independence and remain safely in their own homes.

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Money Management

The Money Management Service assists seniors who are having difficulty managing their daily finances by providing assistance with budgeting, bill payment, managing financial assets, and preparing for long term needs.

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Payee Services

The Payee Services Program provides individualized financial management to those who are unable to manage their own financial affairs.

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Transportation

Our Transportation service allows seniors and veterans in Licking County to get to non-emergency medical appointments anywhere in the state of Ohio.

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Foster Grandparent

Through this program, low-income, active seniors tutor at-risk youth in area schools and Head Start programs and receive a stipend for their work.

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Service Coordination

Our service coordinators help low-income seniors live independently and remain in their homes by linking them with needed resources. CSS has placed a service coordinator at each of the 14 diocesan-owned Seton Square Senior affordable housing communities where they assist when seniors are confronted by new challenges such as medical or health issues, tax laws or benefits, or technological hurdles beyond their skill level. This intervention increases seniors’ quality of life and allows them to continue living in their homes with confidence.

For more information, contact Angela Stoller-Zervas at astoller-zervas@colscss.org or 614-857-1249.

Success Stories

Nathan is putting his life together with the help of CSS’ Counseling

Nathan has a mental health disorder which inhibits him from making good financial decisions. Before coming to Catholic Social Services, he was purchasing video games instead of groceries and loaning money to “friends” when he didn’t have enough to eat.

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2018 Impact

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3,628
Individuals served in our
senior programs.

98%
Companionship clients
who feel less lonely.

49%
Increase in seniors
served over 5 years.

“Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves.” – Pope Francis

Locations

COLUMBUS

197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5891

WEST COLUMBUS

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
409 Industry Drive
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 340-7061

NEWARK

1031 Brice Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-2565

PORTSMOUTH

St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center
2311 Stockham Lane
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-3185

ZANESVILLE

422 Main Street, Ste 400
P.O. Box 3446
Zanesville, OH 43702-3446
(740) 452-5057

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