Sunday, March 7, 2021

Senior Living

Paul Phillippe Resource Center

The Paul Phillippe Resource Center provides a wide variety of services and programs for Frankfort’s senior citizens. Among the services the Center offers is a senior citizens bus program, providing transportation to various stops within the community, including St. Vincent Hospital.  The Center also provides Clinton County senior citizens with counseling, advocacy, social activities, recreation and home delivered meals and meals at the Center. Have questions or want more info? Call (765) 659-4060.

Wesley Manor Retirement Community

Ranging from independent living at their Village homes and independent living apartments to security and care provided at their assisted living apartments and fully equipped health center, Wesley Manor offers a variety of living options that allows residents to remain close to family and friends.

Visit the Wesley Manor Retirement Community website

Safer Seniors Program

City of Frankfort Fire and Police Departments

Are you a Frankfort senior citizen 65 years or older or do you know one of our beloved residents who is?

If so, the Frankfort Fire and Police Departments have launched their Safer Seniors Program, designed to help Frankfort seniors remain independent and safe in their homes.

Program Background

With a focus on public safety servants’ hearts taking care of Frankfort’s young-at-hearts, firefighters and police officers will visit senior citizens’ homes to perform safety checks for fire and safety hazards to take care of small risks before they become big dangers.

Visits are conducted every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and take approximately 45 minutes and be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis, with a maximum of two visits happening every Thursday afternoon.

What happens during a visit?

Firefighters and police officers will conduct a safety check and point out any potential hazards such as:

  • cords stretched across a floor that are a trip hazard
  • too many plugs in an outlet
  • a heater too close to furniture
  • smoke detectors that are not working
  • poor door locks
  • overgrown shrubs
  • no outside lighting or indoor lights on timers

…and other items that when fixed, can keep senior homeowners more safe and secure.

Public safety officials will fill out a safety checklist during the visit and leave a copy with homeowners so they have a record of what safety measures already are in place and what residents can do to help make their homes safer from fires and criminal activity. A copy of the checklist will be kept on file with both public safety departments as well.

Courtesy of the Fire Department, senior homeowners also will receive a notched wooden oven rack handle to help avoid burns when taking food out of the oven and a wooden rod to easily reach the smoke detector button to ensure batteries are working.

How do I schedule a visit?

It’s easy! Call the Fire Department at 654-4329 and request a Thursday appointment.

Prevention of fire and crime is our goal.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program

Are you or do you know Frankfort senior citizens or physically challenged residents who could benefit from an evaluation and help with their yards and the exteriors of their homes?

We have the program for you! The City of Frankfort’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program is designed to help residents 65 years and older and those with physical challenges spruce up their properties. Neighbors Helping Neighbors is about helping those in our community who need assistance with their yards and home exteriors so everyone can take pride in their property for the benefit of the entire City.

Here’s how it works:

  • Residents call 654-5278 to schedule a free appointment for Building Services Director Don Stock and Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe to visit their homes for approximately 30 minutes on a Tuesday between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
  • Don and Jason will evaluate the yard and home exterior, using a checklist of potential items that may need work.
  • Don and Jason will review their findings with homeowners and if residents want help in getting their yards mowed, shrubs trimmed, exterior painting, then Don and Jason will contact an identified group of community volunteers to handle the work.

Part of the evaluation is a determination of whether items like new roofs and gutters are needed. That work is not done by the volunteers, but the program provides homeowners with the comfort of a reliable assessment by Don and Jason, avoiding the risk of being taken advantage of by unscrupulous companies.

A copy of the checklist is left with the homeowner and a copy is kept on file at the Department of Building Services and Street Department.