Department of Aging

File of Life Emergency Medical Safety Program

The Cleveland Department of Aging and Cleveland EMS have partnered to bring File of Life to Cleveland seniors.  File of Life is an emergency preparedness magnetic file that promotes safety and peace of mind. It is designed to be placed on the outside of a refrigerator. A File of Life includes important information about medical history, emergency contacts, and medications- all in one place, for use in an emergency. This information is invaluable to Emergency Medical Service professionals when seconds matter in an emergency. File of Life is available at no cost. Anyone interested is encouraged to call 216.664.2833 or send an email to obtain a free File of Life. 

  • City of Cleveland Ready For Winter Weather

    “As winter approaches, the City of Cleveland is prepared to provide quality services to our residents,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Thanks to Issue 32, we have invested in more resources to make sure the enhanced service delivery reaches every resident in a timely and efficient manner, during this winter’s snow events.”

  • Department of Public Health Offers Free Flu Vaccines

    The City of Cleveland's Department of Public Health is offering free flu shots at the Thomas McCafferty and J. Glen Smith clinics. There is no charge for the shots which are available to all residents. 

  • Department of Aging and EMS Partner in File of Life Emergency Medical Safety Program

    File of Life is an emergency preparedness magnetic file that promotes safety and peace of mind. It is designed to be placed on the outside of a refrigerator. It includes important information about medical history, emergency contacts, and medications- all in one place, for use in an emergency. This information is invaluable to EMS when seconds matter in an emergency. File of Life is available at no cost. Anyone interested is encouraged to call 216.664.2833 or send an email to obtain a free File of Life. 

  • Department of Aging Winter Resource Guide Published

    This handy brochure provides eligibility and contact information for discounted payments for water, electric, sewer and gas as well as home weatherization.  In addition, energy saving tips are listed, and a number of assistance programs are detailed.

  • Senior Safety Resource Guide

    The Senior Safety and Resource Guide was prepared by the Division of Police Bureau of Community Policing and the Cleveland Department of Aging. It can be viewed online or mailed to interested residents who call 216.664.2833. The pulblication is available in English and also in Traditional Chinese. 

     

  • Financial Exploitation Seminar Available Online

    The City of Cleveland Departments of Finance, Aging and Public Safety presented a workshop in the Rotunda about methods of criminal operations and preventative measures for financial crimes targeting the elderly. A recording of the seminar is now available online.

  • Senior's Economic Security Project (ESP)

    ESP helps older adults and adults with disabilities in need of benefits, housing, legal services, health assistance, finances, employment and more!

  • Plain Dealer Article Cites Nursing Home Quality Levels, Help Available for Families Choosing Care

    This Plain Dealer article noted the number of poorly rated local nursing homes and has links to additional information. Concerned Clevelanders can access a cleveland.com article  and video to help them choose a good nursing home, and can receive no cost asstance from the Long Term Care Ombudsman. In addition, Medicare lists the star ratings for nursing homes.

  • Bed Bug Assistance Program

    The Cleveland Department of Aging has a program to help disabled seniors and adults with the extermination of bed bugs in their homes. Applicants must meet income and other assistance qualifications.

  • Public Service Announcement on Medicare Savings Program

    This program is for Medicare recipients with limited income.These individuals may quality for help paying for monthly premiums and prescriptions. Department of Aging enrollment counselors can help Seniors apply for the program

  • Free Care Calls Program for Cleveland Seniors

    Cleveland Care Calls is an automated telephone reassurance system being offered to Cleveland Senior Citizens by the Departments of Aging and Public Safety. Through this computerized system the senior receives a call, on the days they request, to check on their well-being. This program is available to all seniors and is especially ideal for those living alone.

  • Mass Notification System Provides Critical Information to Clevelanders, Visitors

    The City of Cleveland has announced the launch of a mass notification system that will provide critical emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents and visitors. The City encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for the system known as CodeRED.

  • Free Wallet Cards For Ohio Caregivers, New Legislation Passed

    Caregivers of loved ones 55+ years of age can download a wallet card giving them quick access to information about the Ohio Caregiving Act.The legislation provides for the designation of a person to provide after-care to a hospital inpatient and participate in discharge planning. It requires hospitals to record the name of the caregiver when the patient is admitted, notify that caregiver if they are to be discharged, and provide the caregiver with instructions and demonstrations on home aftercare tasks.

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