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.
Private-Pay Personal Care Referral File
Individuals in the community who will provide in-home assistance.
-Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group We are meeting in person at the Heimach Center. Meets 3rd Thursday of each month at 2 p.m., facilitator is Jill Headrick from the Alzheimer's Association of Fort Wayne and Sue Daniels from Miller's Merry Manor; the group is co-sponsored by Alzheimer's Association. Helpline 800-272-3900
-Low Vision Support Group **CURRENTLY ON HOLD**Meets 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:15 p.m. The group facilitator is Fred Fulkerson; co-sponsor is The League and the Council on Aging.
-Building Connections Grief Support Group This group meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. This group is open to all ages! Please call the Heimach Center at 260-925-3311 or call or text Johnathan at 260-442-2438 with any questions you might have.
Please continue to check back for updates. (Currently on Hold)
Emergency Small Food Pantry
Non-Perishables available to help in emergencies when other entities aren't available.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., T-F
A donation container is located in the main lobby for those who are able and wish to share. Call 260-925-3311 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.
Appointments are available and preference is given to DeKalb County Seniors ago 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, and crutches are available for temporary use at home.
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 with Ken - Provides affordable foot and toenail care. Please call the Heimach Center at 260-925-3311 to schedule your appointment. The cost of each foot care appointment is $21.
Pamphlet racks, lending library for Diabetic, Dementia and other issues, blood pressure checks, hearing screenings and annual flu shots.