Welcome to Mature Services
Keeping pace with the changing needs of older adults since 1975.
2015 AAA Foundation Raffle Campaign
Thousands of older adults in Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne counties go without in-home services that keep them independent. These impaired older adults of modest means do not qualify for help from the government, which is why the Greater Akron/Canton Area Agency on Aging holds its annual raffle. The purpose of the raffle is to raise funds to assist older adults who do not qualify for assistance but still need valuable services to remain safe and independent in their own homes.
To buy your tickets, or make a separate tax deductible donation towards the cause, click
here. You can also contact Beth Leghart (330-899-5210) by phone to process payment for your tickets or make a donation towards this campaign.
For information on the raffle prizes, click here.
Mature Services Supports NAMI
A team of six Mature Services employees is participating in the 2015 NAMIWalks to support mental health. To view their team page, click here.
Subaru donates 75 lbs of food to those in need
Last week, Subaru-Cascade Auto Group in Cuyahoga Falls donated 75 pounds of groceries to Mature Services' Nutrition Program to be used to prepare and deliver home-delivered meals to clients. To read more, click here.
SCSEP Participant Gives Back as a Cat
Don Miller, a SCSEP participant in Canton, center, poses with children prior to the reading of Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat" at Market Square (Kresge Lot) on Friday, June 19th with his host agency, the United Way. To read more about how our SCSEP participants add color and personality wherever they go, click here.
Mature Services Welcomes New President/Chief Executive Officer
Mature Services is excited to welcome Karen Hrdlicka as CEO. To learn more about Karen's background and what her experience will mean for Mature Services, click here to read the press release.
Mature Services Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Mature Services recently reached the milestone of 40 years of excellent service. To learn about Mature Services' history and the 40th Anniversary,
Staff gathered May 21 for a photo celebrating the 40th
anniversary of the Agency
Mature Services Receives Generous Funding Awards
Mature Services is pleased to announce the following funding awards:
- Department of Labor: $4,936,192 for Employment SCSEP Services
- Ohio Department of Aging: $3,679,727 for Employment SCSEP Services
- Summit County, Department of Job & Family Services: $200,000 for
Employment Job Club Services in Summit County
- ADM Board: $77,227 for expansion of mental health services
- Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging: $34,071 for our Senior Farmers’ Market Program
- Keith Sechler: $1,700 for food pantry funds
- Banfield Charitable Trust: $930 for Nutrition Services – pet food for our client’s animals
Thank you very much!
SCSEP Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Members of the Mature Services’ Employment & Training Solutions staff recently attended the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) 50th Anniversary conference. To watch a video about the 50th Anniversary of SCSEP, click here.
Mature Services, Inc./Avenues to Recovery receive CARF Accreditation
We are proud to announce that we have received official notification that Mature Services, Inc./Avenues to Recovery has been accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) International for a period of three years for the following programs -
1.) Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults) 2.) Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults)
3.) Prevention: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
We would like to thank the following for their generous contributions and continued support. These funds go directly to our programs and services.
Department of Labor: $4,936,192 for our Employment SCSEP Services
Ohio Department of Labor: $3,679,727 for our Employment SCSEP Services
Summit County, Department of Job & Family Services: $200,000 for Employment Job Club Services in Summit County
ADM Board: $77,227 for expansion of mental health services
Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging: $34,071 for our Senior Farmers’ Market Program
Keith Sechler: $1,700 for food pantry funds
Banfield Charitable Trust: $930 for Nutrition Services – pet food for our client’s animals
*United Way of Summit County Allocations:
Homecare Services - $75,000 (Last year’s allocation was $50,000) – provide homemaker, personal care and chore services in Summit County.
Employment Services - $50,000 (same allocation as last year) – provide match for our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in Summit County.
GAR Foundation: grant of $50,000 to fund our Homecare Services.
Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation and the Bridgestone Invitational: $43,017 award to purchase a new HotShot Delivery Truck for our Home Delivered Meals program.
The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation: grant of $15,000 designated to fund our homecare services.
Akron Community Foundation: grant of $10,000 for Homecare Services.
John A. McAlonan Fund of Akron Community Foundation: grant of $10,000 the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.
CareSource Foundation: grant of $8,155 to fund training for our Homecare Department.
Sisler McFawn Foundation: award of $7,500 designated to fund our homecare services.
Hillier Family Foundation: award of $5,000 designated to to pay for mileage expenses for essential errands incurred by Homecare staff while serving homebound clients in Summit County.
BJ's Charitable Foundation: award of $2500 to purchase supplies for use in providing in-home services to older adults with multiple disabilities served through our Homecare Program.
*R. C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation: award of $1,500 to help fund our RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on May 13.
*Meals on Wheels Opportunity-Based Grant Program: proceeds from the 2014 Subaru "Share the Love" event in the amount of $1,000 for our nutrition program.
*The Women’s Christian Fellowship of The Bath Church: $400 award to be used for non-food items for clients of our Akron food pantry.
GoJo: donation of 250 1oz. bottles of Purell for our Homecare field staff.
We are pleased to share our 2013-2018 Strategic Plan
As we approach 2015, our 40th Anniversary Year of service to the community, we feel the time is right to look back on our accomplishments, analyze our service sectors, and determine a comprehensive plan for the agency's future.
In addition, our mission statement is now: Mature Services provides high-quality programs to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of adults as they age.