Welcome to Mature Services
Keeping pace with the changing needs of older adults since 1975.
SCSEP Participant Gives Back as a Cat
Don Miller, a SCSEP participant in Canton, center, poses with children prior to the reading of Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat" at Market Square (Kresge Lot) on Friday, June 19th with his host agency, the United Way. To read more about how our SCSEP participants add color and personality wherever they go, click here.
Mature Services Welcomes New President/Chief Executive Officer
Mature Services is excited to welcome Karen Hrdlicka as CEO. To learn more about Karen's background and what her experience will mean for Mature Services, click here to read the press release.
Mature Services Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Mature Services recently reached the milestone of 40 years of excellent service. To learn about Mature Services' history and the 40th Anniversary,
Staff gathered May 21 for a photo celebrating the 40th
anniversary of the Agency
Mature Services Receives Generous Funding Awards
Mature Services is pleased to announce the following funding awards:
- Department of Labor: $4,936,192 for Employment SCSEP Services
- Ohio Department of Labor: $3,679,727 for 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
Thank you very much!
SCSEP Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Members of the Mature Services’ Employment & Training Solutions staff recently attended the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) 50th Anniversary conference. To watch a video about the 50th Anniversary of SCSEP, click here.
April 16th proclaimed "Mature Services Inc. Day"
Russell M. Pry, Summit County Executive proclaimed that Thursday, April 16, 2015 was "Mature Services Inc. Day." Click here to view the full Proclamation.
We received the "Proclamation" at our 25th Annual Job & Career Fair at the ribbon cutting opening the event. The event was very successful this year. We had more than 700 job seekers attend the event. Congratulations to Paul Magnus and his employment staff, especially Don Zirkle and his team who are in charge of the event.
7th Annual Networking Event a hit with local professionals
”What a fabulous party! All of your guests and staff were delightful," said Lynnette Brown of The Ohio State University speaking of the 2015 Business-2-Business Networking Event held on March 13th at Mature Services in Akron.
These annual events are a great way to promote and exchange business ideas and opportunities with other company representatives while enjoying snacks and winning a host of door prizes. We would like to thank all of the guests who attended and all those who donated door prizes.
Click here for highlights.
Mature Services CEO to Retire in 2015
Linda M. Valentine, President/CEO of Mature Services Inc. since 2010, has announced that she will be retiring effective June 1, 2015. ”The agency has really benefited under Linda’s direction,” said Pam Hawkins, Chair of the Board of Directors. “She has overseen the agency through some difficult economic times, and still managed to not only maintain services but promote growth.”
Linda has dedicated 27 years to the agency and is now looking forward to joining her husband in retirement and enjoying the next chapter of her life. To read the full press release, click here.
Mature Services approved as Accredited Charity
Mature Services is proud to announce that our BBB Charity Seal agreement has been approved. This seal means that Mature Services has met the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability.
These standards were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. The Standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support of philanthropy.
For more details on the standards, click here.
Mature Services Avenues to Recovery receives positive feedback
Each year we ask our clients to fill out a survey and let us know
how we are doing. We are proud to share the following
statement, which appeared on the comment section of a
“I have always felt respected and cared for here, having
been through other organizations I am pretty aware
of the difference [in attitudes].”
Avenues to Recovery is dedicated
For more information on our programs and services, click here.
Mature Services, Inc./Avenues to Recovery receive CARF Accreditation
We are proud to announce that we have received official notification that Mature Services, Inc./Avenues to Recovery has been accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) International for a period of three years for the following programs -
1.) Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults) 2.) Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults)
3.) Prevention: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
Subaru Sharing the Love with Mature Services
Mature Services is proud to announce receiving a $1,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America, through participating in Subaru of America’s "Share the Love" event in 2014/2015.
"We were honored to participate in the "Share the Love" event this year," said Valentine. "It is the generous support of organizations like Meals on Wheels America and Subaru America that make it possible for Mature Services to continue to serve older adults in the community," Valentine added. Click here to view the press release.
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 Labor: $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.