CLICK HERE FOR THE REVISED WHISPER GUIDELINES BOOKLET
CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & APPLICATION
CLICK HERE FOR A SERVICE REQUEST APPLICATION
KNOX BOX (LOCK BOX) INFORMATION:
A Knox Box(Lock Box) is a small, wall or door mounted safe that holds building keys for the Fire Department, EMS and Police Department to retrieve in emergency situations. The Fire Department is recommending two options for this "peace of mind" item in the event of an emergency when an elderly person is home alone.
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Willoughby Hills Isolated Seniors Program for Everyday Relief
The administration of the City of Willoughby Hills works proactively to ensure that our senior population receives the help necessary to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. If you need assistance, or know someone who does, just remember, W.H.I.S.P.E.R.
|What is WHISPER?
WHISPER is the Willoughby Hills Isolated Senior Program for Everyday Relief. It offers assistance to the seniors of the City of Willoughby Hills who are in need of assistance, temporarily or permanently, with services such as: Lawn care, House Cleaning, General Maintenance, Meals, Companionship, a helping hand, etc.
This program was designed to provide everyday relief, emphasizing that services will be offered year-round and not be limited to only “holiday time” when many other programs are in force.
How does it work?
Any senior resident in the City of Willoughby Hills is eligible to receive assistance. Once application is made, the needs of the individual are assessed and appropriate action is taken to supply the needs of the resident in the most expeditious manner possible.
Those in need of services complete the APPLICATION FOR SERVICES FORM
There is no fee for services; assistance is offered by way of a volunteer workforce.
Our volunteers are made up of members of church groups, scout groups, school organizations, and local residents who want to assist the senior citizens of Willoughby Hills. All volunteers must submit to a background check or provide a current (no older than two years) in order to serve as a volunteer.
BE A VOLUNTEER
To become a volunteer, complete the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM
or apply, in person, at the Willoughby Hills City Hall.
ALL contributed funds are be used to carry out the mission of assisting those in need. Checks should be made payable to: The City of Willoughby Hills, Isolated Seniors Program,35405 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Contact Mayor’s office at 440-918-8730 for additional information or to obtain applications forms.
How was WHISPER created?
The program was developed following the City’s involvement in the United Way of LakeCounty’s Day of Caring in June 2008. During that project, it became apparent to then Mayor Weger that the City of Willoughby Hills needed an ongoing program to assist the elderly of our community. His vision was a volunteer program with sufficient resources to address the issues that our seniors-in-need often experience. Thus, "WHISPER" was created.
Thanks to our past volunteers:
Calvary Assembly Church, First Covenant Church, Immaculate Conception Church, Maple Grove Alliance Church, St. Noel Church, W.H. Boy Scout Troop 562, Willoughby Hills Friends Church, Willoughby Hills Lions Club, Willoughby Hills Quilt Guild, Willoughby Hills Senior Group, Willoughby Hills United Methodist Church, Willoughby South Key Club, Willoughby South National Honor Society, Providence Home Health Care, Willoughby Hills Auto Care, The Kayline Company, and many individuals.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL MAYOR'S OFFICE AT 440-918-8730.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, REMEMBER... WHISPER
(Willoughby Hills Isolated Senior Program for Everyday Relief)!