The Community Services Department coordinates all the programs, activities, and
services offered to SMHA residents. Just a few of the services are listed
Nutrition Program: A noon lunch program is provided at 5 senior
buildings. SMHA provides the facilities and Meals on Wheels (MOW) provides the
congregate meal. A $2.00 donation is requested by MOW for the lunch. The
program is for all SMHA residents who meet the guidelines for this service. For
additional information you can contact MOW at 330-832-7220.
Health Services: A Podiatry Clinic is held each month at 5 SMHA
Senior Buildings. The clinics are in Massillon, Canton and Alliance. SMHA
provides clinic space for Drs. Gelb & Rogovin. You must call 330-493-3363
to schedule an appointment. Transportation is provided by the Podiatry Office
if requested. A Medical Clinic is held at SMHA's McKinley Park each week. North
Canton Medical Foundation provides the staff and arranges for transportation if
necessary. You must call 330-493-1333 to become a Metro clinic patient. Blood
pressure clinics are held at all senior buildings every month. They are staffed
by 28 professional and residential volunteers. For times and dates contact
330-454-9405 ext. 301.
Personal Assisted Living Service (PALS): This program provides
light house cleaning, meal preparation and laundry services at a charge of
$3.00 per hour which is added to the resident's rent statement. This program is
designed to assist the elderly resident in maintaining their independent life
style. For additional information you can contact 330-454-9405, extension 301.
Co-sponsored Events: SMHA partnerships with many Stark County
Agencies to provide educational and social activities for the Senior Building
residents. For more information on these events call 330-454-9405 ext. 301.
Keep Our Babies Alive (KOBA): SMHA received a funding from the
Ohio Department of Health through the Ohio Infant Mortality Reduction
Initiative grant to provide a FREE and confidential outreach program for
pregnant women in Stark County. KOBA helps these women get the prenatal care
they need, and also educates them on taking care of themselves during their
pregnancy. The aim is to reduce infant mortality and low-birth-weight and very
low birth rates, especially among the individuals in the African-American
community. A healthy mother is more likely to deliver a healthy baby. For
additional information you can contact 330-454-8051, extension 324.