PEP’s Resident Service Coordinators have a wealth of knowledge in seemingly every aspect of senior issues! –A PEP resident
PEP Housing recognizes that our residents need more than just a comfortable, safe and affordable place to live in order to maintain their dignity and independence. They also need benefits to survive and timely access to supportive services as needs change. However, the benefits and services that exist for seniors constitute a complex network that has evolved over time, and it can be confusing to understand and frustrating to navigate.
Our resourceful Resident Service Coordinators (RSCs) receive special training and certification from Ohio State University’s Department of Gerontology, maintain their professional standing in the American Association of Service Coordination (AASC), and stay current with frequent changes in the complicated service network. They make sure new residents are oriented to their communities by meeting with each resident and performing an intake of their needs. The RSC can guide the resident to resources such as discounts on utilities and nutritious food supplement programs. Additionally, they can learn about transportation alternatives, health coverage options, and local opportunities for recreation, entertainment and community involvement. As our residents age, health crises may occur and new needs arise, but PEP’s seniors know they can count on their Resident Service Coordinators for compassionate and timely help.
Healthy Aging Program
Aging can impact physical and mental health. PEP’s RSCs schedule informative presentations on common issues such as health care and medication management, budgeting, grief support, fraud awareness and fall-prevention. They provide movement classes that build core strength and balance and help reduce stress. Discussion groups that focus on aging issues develop self-esteem while fostering a sense of community and interdependence. Gardening consultants work with residents on how to grow their own vegetables in the provided raised garden boxes. Preventative health strategies are encouraged by providing senior-friendly fitness equipment and health kiosks and supporting the use of home monitoring devices.
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