The How-To Guide

Consign-it! Home Interiors

Address  6925 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43617
consignittoledo.com
Phone:  (419) 841-4663
Serving Toledoans 25 years in September

Short description of business:  Upscale resale shop selling a variety of previously owned and new furniture and home accessories plus booth space with 60 vendors

Why buy previously owned furniture and home accessories?

Previously owned furniture and home accessories can be a huge money-saver which is reason enough to explore this option when remodeling or moving. But there are other very good reasons for purchasing used items.  

Quality:  Older wooden furniture is often far better built than new. The wood is usually real and solid, the woodworking is superior to typical current showroom products.

Available:  The repercussions of Covid and inflation make new furniture less available with long delays in delivery.  Our 18,000 square foot showroom is packed full with constantly changing, available stock.

Price points: Pre-used furniture at Consign-it! is priced with the condition of the piece in mind.  For some handy with simple tools and a paintbrush, great deals are available.

Environmentally friendly:  Reusing furniture saves trees.  The textile, wood, plastic and resin waste is eliminated with used furniture.

Healthier: Second-hand furniture doesn’t off-gas and fill your home with potentially noxious fumes.


Jeff’s Hauling and Clean-up

Jeffery Hoffman
Short Description:  Hauling of large debris, mostly household stuff
419-508-3782
jhoff301@gmail.com
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057039596919
Serving Toledoans for 23 years
MLiving Readers Choice Winner 2020; Best of Toledo Winner 2020, 2021 and runner up 2019

How to select a household hauling and clean-up business?

Working with a company that comes into your home to remove no longer needed or wanted goods requires a good selection process. 

Trust – You will gain trust by checking references, looking at Google Businesses, and speaking with the owner.

Charge for services must be transparent.  You should know how the job is priced and why. You do not want any surprises.

Insurance – the company must have commercial insurance to cover any problems that might occur.

No judgment about what you are disposing of or why.

Jeff’s Hauling and Clean-up passes all the above tests.  Twenty-three years of good results and happy customers.  Pricing is 100% transparent and written – there are no surprises.  Jeff is covered by commercial and Workers Compensation insurance.  Jeff “has seen it all” and makes no comments on what you are trashing.  Jeff does take usable furniture and trinkets to Mom’s Mobile Mission, Habitat for Humanity, The Cocoon and other non-profits doing good for the underserved. The rest of your junk goes to the landfill.


Senior Centers, Inc.

2308 Jefferson Ave
seniorcentersinc.org/
SeniorCentersInc@gmail.com
Phone:  419-242-9511
Serving Toledoans for 47 years

Short description of business:  nonprofit organization serving older members of the community by providing programs and services which enhance dignity, support independence, and encourage involvement in the community.

How can Senior Citizens fill their time, earn spending money and give back to the community?

People over 55 can participate in the Foster Grandparent Program administered nationally by AmeriCorps Seniors and sponsored locally by Senior Centers, Inc. This program connects older, limited-income citizens with young, at-risk children attending Toledo Public Schools and area non-profit pre-schools.  Seniors are matched with a facility and a plan of care is made that best suits the needs of the children.  Writing, reading and other activities are involved to assist the children with academic needs. The seniors are paid a small stipend for their 10-30 hours per week service along with travel reimbursement. Foster Grandparents undergo a complete background check and receive extensive pre-service training—as well as monthly in-service training to keep their skills up to date.  A great way to participate in our community and keep it local!9

For more information, contact Marianne Tylicki, Foster Grandparent Program Director at the above number or email.


Laura’s Framing Place

4400 Heatherdowns Blvd #9
419-893-7263
facebook.com/laurassframingplace
Serving Toledoans for 30 years.
Brief description of business:  Custom Framing shop

Benefits of shopping locally for framing needs?

There are various reasons to use an experienced, knowledgeable, custom framer for your art, photos, articles and memories.

Aesthetics –  A big-box or online operation may not offer a professional framer, with experience. An experienced framer can assist you in selecting mats and frames that will set-off your art in subtle and beautiful ways.  The frame and mat should complement,not detract from, the art.  A big box or online operation often does not offer this important support.

Preservation – There are many types of mats, glass and frames.  Not all are appropriate for every item to be framed.  A professional knows when an acid free mat is required, when glass must not touch the piece and when conservation-quality backboards, mats, glass simply must be used. Just throwing a frame on grandma’s cross stitch will not end well.  Did you know that oil based paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints all require different framing materials to preserve the piece?  Do big box stores or Amazon know?

Education –  A professional can discuss all your options and give you artistic and technical assistance.  Some pieces simply need a frame.  Others need to be preserved from light, moisture, dust and fading.  Laura will explain all of this to you.


Artistic Memorials

Jeff Petit
12551 Jefferson Perrysburg 5552 Woodville Rd.
(419) 873-0433, 

Northwood
(419) 693-0433
Artisticmemorials.net
jeff@artisticmemorials.net
Serving NWOhio and Southern Michigan for 20 years

How do I select a headstone?

As the Monument Builders of North America— the voice of memorialists in North America— have said, “the monument has become a universal vehicle for commemorative expression, focusing certainly on the accomplishments and contributions of specific individuals, but doing it through religious, architectural, artistic and literary standards of the time.”

At Artistic Memorials, we adhere to this philosophy with our motto, “We Bring Granite to Life.” Through our work, we create headstones that celebrate a loved one’s memory.

In this day and age, monuments and headstones are made of granite. It is the strongest stone next to diamonds, and therefore perfect for headstones and signage. Unlike the limestone monuments of lore, an etching in granite will not fade away.

While granite is the stone of choice, the choice of color must be chosen by our clients, along with shape, design, wording, lettering and overall presentation in order to do justice to the deceased. We do our own engraving – in shop – allowing our clients to select one-of-a-kind headstones to match the uniqueness of their loved one. 

Our many years in the business and status as one of the very few Monument Builders of North America certified as memorialists gives us the knowledge, training and experience to help customers find the perfect stone to honor their dearly departed.


Ohio Living Swan Creek

Sarah Schnurr DOA
Orchard Villa
2841 Munding Drive

Oregon
419-697-4100
www.lhshealth.com/facility-locations/orchard-villa/
Admissions.OV@lhshealth.com
Serving NW Ohio since 1996

What are the most important things to know about a nursing home?

It is important to know that a nursing home can and will meet your needs as time goes by.  It may be that all you want is a few days of respite care where you can be safe and well-cared while giving your caregiver a much needed break.  At other times, you may need specialized treatment for complex wounds, pulmonary issues, 36 chair in-house dialysis and orthopedic rehabilitation.  Also, having long term care available when you are no longer able to be safely cared for at home is important.  When this occurs, you want to be sure the nursing home you select is well staffed by happy, experienced employees, the food offered is healthy, tasty and what you feel like eating.  Should your memory fail, an onsite memory care unit avoids a disruptive move. And, near the end of life, hospice care should be available.

Orchard Villa fits all of these requirements.  Their facility offers 136 beds in mostly private rooms, with private baths. Occupational therapy, PT and speech therapy are available 24/7.  A certified wound care nurse is on staff as is a full-time nurse practitioner.  Specialty programs for cardiology, pulmonary, dialysis and orthopedics are available and many different doctors make rounds at Orchard Villa.  Caregiver to patient ratios are good: Nurse: patients  1:20  aids:patients 1:12.

Patients’ many needs are cared for with long-term employees, great food (menu system), daily activities, a peaceful chapel and attractive outdoor areas.  Visitors are welcome from 8 :00 am- 8:00 pm.


Ryan Pharmacy

3340 Dorr St.
419-531-2836
Ryanpharmacy.com
Serving Toledo since 1959

Why shouldn’t I just buy a wheelchair online?

Founded in 1959, Ryan Pharmacy has been a mainstay in NW Ohio.  Originally a traditional pharmacy, Ryan evolved into a full service pharmacy and orthopedic supply company in the late 1970’s. Still later, Ryan added a commercial PT supply division.

The pharmacy serves seniors with its “Med Packs”.  These organize your prescriptions by date and time making it easier to avoid mistakes in taking your meds.

Online and bigbox “stores” cannot and do not provide the care and attention Ryan Pharmacy provides.  Ryan’s orthopedic supply division is full service.  Very experienced and knowledgeable staff help you select the right orthopedic equipment from the multiple leading, in-stock brands they carry.  They make sure the fit is good and the product is exactly what you need. The better the fit, the better the product will work for you. Ryan carries walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, hospital beds, lift chairs, scooters and more. In their showroom, your questions are answered and concerns addressed.  Another reason to shop local at Ryan Pharmacy is repair services – they service what they sell.

Sixty-three years serving our community – in the same location – speaks volumes.  Ryan is here for you.


Hospice of NW Ohio

Perrysburg Center
30000 East River Road, Perrysburg
419-661-4001

Toledo Center
800 S. Detroit Ave.
419-661-4001
www.hospicenwo.org/
Serving NWOhio since 1981

How can I become a Hospice volunteer?

Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s volunteers play a vital role in enhancing the end-of-life experiences for patients and their families. They represent all ages and life experiences. Volunteers are drawn to hospice work for a variety of reasons, but the characteristics that define and unite them are compassion and the desire to help others. Hospice of Northwest Ohio is actively seeking adult and teen volunteers who are willing to spend time with patients and families in their homes, nursing homes and our inpatient centers. Volunteers provide companionship for patients, respite for caregivers and assist with simple tasks. 

Hospice volunteers often tell us they get way more out of the experience than they give. Cathy Helton has been a Hospice of Northwest Ohio volunteer since 2014. She says, “Many of the ways we help patients and their families may seem like ‘small’ things to us as volunteers, but they become large for those facing the end of life. It is an honor and a privilege to bring joy to patients and their families.”

Cathy shares further, “I signed up to volunteer to bring joy to Hospice patients and found out that it is the patients that bring joy to my life.”

Those interested in learning more about the many volunteer opportunities available at Hospice of Northwest Ohio should contact our Volunteer Department at 419-931-5534, or apply online at hospicenwo.org. Volunteer training classes are held throughout the year. 


Directions Credit Union

14 locations throughout NW Ohio
419-841-9838
directionscu.org
Serving our area since 1953

Why work with a credit union for your banking needs?

Credit unions are nonprofit organizations. Unlike banks who strive to raise stock prices, credit unions filter profits back into the organization, creating better interest rates and smaller fees for members.  Credit unions are owned by the people who bank there, the members and provide members with services that help keep you informed and point you toward a rewarding financial journey.

Every person who opens an account with a credit union owns a “share” in the organization and has a voice. This is primarily illustrated through the credit union’s annual meeting and board of directors. Board members volunteer their time and are ultimately responsible for the credit union’s direction.

At Directions Credit Union members enjoy the services then would expect from a traditional bank and more.  We offer online calculators to help you determine banking, car, retirement and other costs.  We provide online and mobile banking options and service individuals and businesses.  We are locally inspired and give back to the community with donations to worthy causes such as school supplies, summer reading programs and the United Way.


Sujkowski Funeral Home – Northpointe

114-128 East Alexis Rd.
419-476-9176
www.sujkowskifh.com
Serving our community since 1888

Why choose Sujkowski Funeral Home – Northpointe for your funeral needs?

Sujkowski Funeral Home is an independently, family-owned facility operated by 3rd and 4th generation Sujkowski Funeral Directors. They have been proudly serving Toledo area families in their time of need since 1888 and take pride in the accessibility of our family and staff 24 hours a day to assist families in every detail. After 134 years of service to this community, you can be certain that Sujkowski Funeral Home is well-experienced and treats its families with tender care and attention.

Our services include full service funerals, cremation, grief care, veterans honors, pre-planning, unique funeral coach options, online memorials, tribute videos, facilitating funeral fund donations, flowers and more.

Sujkowski Funeral Home takes great pride in caring for their families, and work tirelessly to provide a beautiful, lasting tribute to your loved one. In addition to the services we offer, you will receive an online memorial that you can share with family and friends. While honoring your loved one is our top priority, we also want to help you through this difficult time. 


Royal Deli Foods, Inc.

112 W. Front St., Perrysburg
419-874-7451
www.royaldelifoods.com
Established in 1956.

How can Royal Deli serve you?

Royal Deli Foods delivers meals to seniors and the homebound.  Not just any meals, but nutritious meals, made with the freshest, never frozen ingredients, chock full of fruits and vegetables.  At Royal Deli, we are always striving to be just a little different. Our menu options are varied and change bi-weekly. All ingredients are listed online so you can avoid foods that do not suit you.  And, we offer renal diet options.  Deliveries are made by friendly employees twice a week.  We are Passport and Ohio Home Waiver approved.

Our wholesale division delivers freshly made Stewart sandwiches and coffee service.

Check us out online or give us a call and we will be happy to serve you.


Painting Services Plus

5333 Secor Rd. #9
419-297-7046
Paintingservicesplus.com
Serving our community for over 20 years.

Painting Services Plus specializes in custom interior, exterior residential and commercial painting. With over 25 years of experience, they are your go-to company for professionalism and quality. 

They are well qualified to perform many services, including power washing, cabinet painting, staircase painting, wallpaper removal, staining and polyurethaning, deck staining and painting, custom color matches, drywall hanging and repairs, texture matching and carpentry services. 

Painting Services Plus is a BBB accredited business, so you can trust and rely on them to do the job right, satisfaction guaranteed. 

Painting Services Plus also has a full spray shop at 5333 Secor Rd. They can custom spray anything, from doors and windows, to wrought iron and trim molding. 

Give them a call, you won’t be disappointed!


 

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