Welcome to Mature Services
Keeping pace with the changing needs of older adults since 1975.
Another Success Story
Check out this success story from Job Club graduate David:
"Just a few months ago I was searching for a job with no luck despite using several different search engines. I saw an ad in the Beacon Journal promoting a Job Fair for Mature workers by Mature Services. I decided to go to the Job Fair. There were so many potential Employers there it was hard to choose. It turns out that my best stop was visiting the booth manned by Mature Services.
They convinced me to fill out an application and give the “Job Club” a try.
During the three week course, Instructor Don Zirkle worked real feats of magic. He transformed a class of hurt, confused, and unemployed mature workers into confident, ready to work applicants. Don and his staff worked closely with all of us. It was definitely well worth the three weeks of class, and I would highly suggest it to anyone really looking for employment.
I got my opportunity as a result of a mini job fair. This was a partnership between local employers and Mature Services. I was set up with a contact person who arranged an interview; after classes I felt very much prepared for this. The rest is history….my orientation was Thursday, and I started Friday. It is a challenge, but very enjoyable. Thank you Don and thank you Mature Services!!"
New Job Success!
Congrats to one of our Job Club graduates who recently got a new job!
I received a call from Linda asking about if I had found a job. I have been thinking about emailing you to let you know that I started full time at Summa Health System.
Ann (who I was referred to by you) referred me to the Senior Human Resources Representative at Summa. She guided me to apply for registered nurse positions that were similar to what I had done at my previous job (at the hospital I was laid off from).
I want to thank you, Linda, and Don for the great advice that helped me to find a career job again. Finding Mature Services was the best thing to happen to me when I was unemployed!
The Job Club Difference
We love to hear the success stories from our Job Club graduates. We recently received a note from Kaeth who shared with us a story of a successful job interview:
"My interview today was great! Amy, Director of Talent Acquisition escorted me to the interview room – several miles from reception. This gave us the opportunity for conversation. She said, “Your resume is so perfect it’s almost unreal.”
"I believe I delivered a great presentation and feel good about moving forward," Kaeth added. "Thanks for your on-going support and encouragement."
If you or someone you know is looking for employment, be sure to visit our website to learn more about our Job Club and other services to support older adults!
Check Out the May/June Edition of Boomer Magazine!
Mature Services and Encore Career Network both received an ad spot in the issue (pages 5 and 28). Click here to read.
Farmer's Market Applications
Our annual Farmer's Market program will begin Friday, April 15th. To learn more about the Farmer's Market program, and to download the application, click here.
*Please note: there a limited number of vouchers available, which are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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 Aging: $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.