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Programs

Benefits Check Up
An on-line service to check eligibility status for federal, state and local programs.Available to all residents. This service is free.

Cells for Seniors
To secure emergency help while driving, cell phones with charger are available to those who drive. There is no service attached and the phone is only capable of dialing 911. Distributed by appointment. Available to all senior, disabled, and low-income residents. This service is free.

Emergency Alert Program
Have the peace of mind that help will be on the way should an emergency strike. This service includes a pendant that with the push of a button will call the paramedics. Can be tailored to individual needs. Unit purchase price set by vendor.

File of Life
The File of Life is a system of information known to fire and emergency crews. Basic health care information and a listing of current medications is kept in a slim pouch on your refrigerator door. A sticker is placed on your entry door to alert personnel in the event of an emergency. This information can be a vital tool for knowing how to treat you and who to contact. Available to all residents. This service is free.

Income Tax Preparation
We offer AARP use of our facility to offer annual tax preparation to senior citizens and low-income families. Advance registration is required. Open to non-residents. This service is free.

Knox Box Program
Designed for the elderly who may be at risk. Having this box will prevent the Fire Department from having to forcibly enter your home in an emergency. Installed on your door, the box will hold a key to your home. Keys to open the box are held only by the Fire Department. Registration is required. Individually approved. This service is free.

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Leaf Raking
A one-day, weather-permitting project held in the late fall. Leaves are raked from front and back lawns to the curbside for village pick up. Workers are scout and student volunteers and their friends and families. Available to senior residents. Registration is required. This service is free.

Meals on Wheels
Meals are delivered weekdays at lunch time by our team of transportation drivers. Dietary-specific meals are available at no extra cost. Resident must be unable to prepare own meal. Individually approved. Advance registration is required. Cost per meal is $3.25 or $1.45 if you qualify for HEAP and submit the current year acceptance letter.

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Medical Equipment
Equipment such as wheel chairs, crutches, walkers, potty seats, etc. are available for short term loan. Available to all residents. Advance notice is required. This service is free.

Remembrance Celebration
An annual celebration to honor and remember loved ones who have passed with a presentation of Memorial ornaments. Light refreshments and fellowship follow. Open to all residents. There is no fee for this event.

Senior Activities / Programs
We offer opportunities for seniors to exercise and socialize including Wii Bowling, Movies, Informational speakers and luncheons.

Snow Removal Program
For disabled residents and residents age 65 and over with no younger, able-bodied person in the home.Driveway is plowed on an as needed basis (usually 3 of accumulation).Registration is required. $125 per season or $50 if you qualify for HEAP and submit the current year acceptance letter.

Snow Removal Program Application


Telephone Reassurance Program
A daily call-in program for seniors and disabled residents. Participant is asked to make a call to the Community Services Department daily and identify themselves and give the date and time and their telephone number to ensure their health and well being. If the resident does not call the staff implements procedures to verify the status of the resident and initiates a wellness check. This service is free.

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Trash to Curbside Program
Trash cans/bags taken to curb weekly. Registration is required. Must be unable to handle task and have no able-bodied person in the home. Individually approved. This service is free.

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Lawn Cutting Program
Program serves residents age 65 or older and disabled with no other household member under the age of 65. Service includes cutting of your lawn, driveway and sidewalk edged and grass trimmed around trees. The driveways and walkways cleared of grass clippings. Grass clippings from your lawn will be collected and removed on an "as needed" basis in spring and fall.
Cost is $250 per senior household, per year for the service. 

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Senior Chore Program
A one day program consisting of youth volunteers performing basic household and yard chores for senior residents.
When the program date is announced, seniors may request a volunteer by calling the Community Services office. The appointments available will depend on the number of volunteers.
There is no charge for this program.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Village offers opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer encompassing a variety of activities throughout the year. Students in need of community service hours as well as anyone wishing to volunteer can call the Community Services office at (216) 739-3702 and get connected with available events.

Thea Guilfoyle
Thea Guilfoyle,
Community Services Director

Contact Information

233 Tuxedo Avenue
Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 739-3702
Fax: (216) 661-9328
Information Line: 216-739-3713
cmtyserve@brooklynhts.org

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