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DIRECT AND INDIRECT SERVICES FOR DEKALB COUNTY RESIDENTS
SERVICES OFFERED EITHER BY OUR AGENCY OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER PROVIDERS
Information and Referral:  Our agency operates as a 'clearing house' for answering questions and concerns from seniors, their families or support help and others seeking assistance.  If we don't have an answer or the needed service, we will follow up until any concern is satisfactorily addressed.

Homemaker Programs 
Light housekeeping and shopping services for seniors, disabled and others who wish to remain in their homes but are unable to maintain all of their household tasks.  

Click here to download our Homemaker Brochure.

Private-Pay Personal Care Referral File 
Individuals in the community who will provide in-home assistance.

Support Groups 
*Low Vision Support Group - third Thursday each month, 1:15 p.m.  
(Co-sponsored with the League for the Blind and Disabled)
*Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group - third Thursday each month, 2:00 p.m. 
(Co-sponsored with Alzheimer's Association);
*Diabetic Support Group - second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (February, April, June, August, October, December) p.m.
​(Co-sponsored with DeKalb Health). 

For more information call 925-3311 and ask for Meg.


Senior Pak 

Every other week a grocery bag of 20 pounds of food is offered free of charge to eligible senior citizens through sponsorship of $125.00 per year.  Sponsored locally in cooperation with Community Harvest Food Bank of Fort Wayne. Contact Heimach Center for more information.

Click to Download Senior Pak Brochure

Farm Wagon
Monday mornings (except holidays) Community Harvest Food Bank of Fort Wayne sends a truck to the Center offering a variety of farm produce, available to anyone 18 years of age and over. Doors open at 8:30 am and registration is required each week.

Small Food Pantry 
Non-perishables available to help in emergencies when other entities aren't available.

Hours are 8:30 am-11:15 am, T-F.
 
A donation container is located in the main lobby for those who are able and wish to share. Call 925-3311 for a current list of items needed.


SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)

The key word is "information".  SHIP volunteers do not sell anything. 

Counselors offer FREE assistance to Medicare beneficiaries who have concerns or questions about health insurance, prescription drug programs and extra help.


Tax Assistance (February-April)

DeKalb County Council on Aging is pleased to offer tax preparation for DeKalb County residents. Jerry Steffen, Sherry Davis and Ann Wagner provide this service during tax season.

Appointments are available and preference is given to DeKalb County Seniors age 50+ (although other ages will be served). Call the Heimach Center for information regarding appointment times and what to bring with you at your appointed time.

Medical Equipment Loan Program 
Shower chairs, portable potty chairs, raised toilet seats, toilet arms, walkers, canes, crutches are available for temporary use at home.


Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers are essential to the many services and programs provided by the DeKalb County Council on Aging; the agency invites interested persons to contact the center for volunteer opportunities.


Foot Care

Carol Snyder of "A Lighter Step" provides affordable monthly foot and toenail care.

Tai Chi Instruction
Greg Vick Instructor - Tai Chi takes place on Thursday mornings from 10-11 am. 

No registration is required. Tai Chi sessions are $3.

Yoga Instruction 
Maddi  Vonderau, a skilled Yoga instructor is leading classes on Tuesday morning through the summer months. Maddi's Chair and Traditional Yoga classes are enjoyed by many participants. Come join a class this week!

Chair Yoga Sessions meet on Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 am
Traditional Yoga follows from 10:30-11:30.

Each session is $3 and reservations are not required.



Also available:  pamphlet racks, lending library for Diabetic, Dementia and other issues, blood pressure checks, hearing screenings and annual flu shots.

HAVE A COMPLAINT?

Although we do our very best to keep everyone satisfied, every now and then, something may get past our radar. If you have a complaint, we want to know about it so we can address the situation.

Please download documents below to let us know about your problem so we can help.