We can provide referrals for devices that make life easier and may assist in retaining independence. Sample devices are available at the WCCOA offices. Referrals are made to MiHi (Many Individuals Helping Individuals), which offers Project Lifesavers, a program that provides a system to find persons who have a tendency to wander or become lost.
Volunteers registered through the RSVP Program visit individuals who are ill, isolated, or confined to their homes, in an attempt to provide a caring contact.
Guardianship of Person Program
The WCCOA serves as guardian for qualified individuals who are incapable of making their own decisions concerning healthcare, food, shelter and clothing.
Grocery Shopping Program
Volunteers grocery shop for individuals who have no other way of obtaining provisions on a regular basis.
Home Repair (CDBG)/ Ramps
Assists elderly homeowners within Hagerstown city limits with necessary maintenance and repairs. This assistance enables clients to continue living in their own homes since many elderly homeowners are financially or physically unable to assume the responsibility of repairs or maintenance. Ramp referrals are made through MAP for those needing ramp access to their homes.
Meals on Wheels
A freshly prepared, noontime meal is delivered as scheduled on routes throughout the county to homebound individuals or couples who are age 60 and older. To register, please contact the Meals on Wheels department.
Medical Equipment Program
Medical equipment – such as walkers, canes, tubseats, and other assistive devices, as they are available – are provided on a first come first serve basis to persons with disabilities.
Nutrition Sites Recreational Program
At seven sites throughout the county, seniors are welcome to participate in recreational programs each weekday in order to enrich social contacts within the community
Personal Accounting Program
Volunteers meet with individuals, generally twice a month, to help sort through mail, pay bills, write checks, set up simple household budgets, and balance checkbooks. Volunteers do not transport clients, handle cash, or perform bank transactions.
Ten senior citizen clubs in Washington County meet on a monthly basis to discuss senior-related issues, service opportunities, and socialization possibilities. Click here for a list of Senior Clubs in Washington County.
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
SMPs empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.
Telephone Reassurance Program
Volunteers registered through the RSVP Program phone individuals who are ill, isolated, or confined to their homes, in an attempt to provide a caring contact.