“They’re like a lifeline for the seniors who live in those buildings.”Tracey Collins, Chief Executive Officer of CASS
Our main goal: to help seniors continue to live independently.
It can be challenging to deal with complicated government bureaucracies and businesses. “We help seniors maneuver through the mazes of life,” said Sharon Hale, a social worker who supervises our Building Coordinators.
Seniors often need help dealing with their medical care, including Medicare, Medicaid, prescriptions, transportation to medical appointments and more. Some seniors even skip doctors’ appointments because they don’t know how to arrange transportation to the medical offices.
Computers and automated phone systems present barriers for many. “We have lots of residents who have never used a computer, even though everything in this world seems to be computerized,” Hale said.
Even their mail – with bills, insurance statements and forms to fill out — can be a challenge. Some seniors head right from their mailboxes to the offices of our Building Coordinators, who help them decipher the paperwork.
To help the residents, the Building Coordinators can make referrals to other professionals and organizations. Additionally, CASS stocks a food pantry in every building for residents who might not have enough to eat. In some buildings, the Building Coordinators schedule monthly educational activities for residents about health and wellness topics and more.
Residents of the locations below as well as patrons of the independent Caring Place food pantry are welcome to contact the Building Coordinators for help at 513-721-4330.
The Caring Place
Service Coordinator: Sharon Hale
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 am to 2 pm
Food pantry at Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church
6312 Kennedy Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45213
Hours: Available as needed
921 William Howard Taft
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Sharon Hale: Mondays, 9 am to 5 pm
Maggie Rahe: Tuesdays to Fridays, 8 am to 4 pm
Brett Constable: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
6000 Townvista Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
Cambridge Arms I & II
Building Coordinator: Sharon Hale
Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm
3751 Eastern Hills Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
Building Coordinator: Cheryl Spencer
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; 9 am to 3 pm
1829 Losantiville Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Hours: Mondays, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
898 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Building Coordinator: Brett Constable
Hours: Tuesdays, 10 am to 2 pm
3330 Woodburn Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207