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. 

  • Cleveland Home Repair Resource Guide Available

    A handy Home Repair Resource Guide guide was created by the staff of the Cleveland Department of Aging for Cleveland homeowners seeking information about loans, grants, and agencies providing home repair resources.

     

  • Department of Aging and Cleveland State University Collaborate on Program Highlighting Needs of Black Elders

    The Anna V. Brown Community Forum & Conference titled “Connect, Create and Contribute: Reassessing the Needs of Black Elders,” will focus on the well-being, emerging issues, and effective practices to sustain and enrich the lives of Black older adults. The conference will take place from 8am to 2pm on Friday, May 17 at the McGregor Home, 14900 Private Drive, Cleveland. Elders, family members, caregivers, professionals and students are invited to attend. 
     

  • Department of Aging's Thirtieth Annual Senior Day at Public Hall

    The event will include an information fair, lunch and entertainiment. All seniors are invited to attend the free event which is presented annually by the Department of Aging. May is Older Americans Month, and Senior Day will be held on May 21st.

  • Volunteers Needed for Senior Produce Market

    Every first Wednesday of the month, the Departments of Aging and Community Relations hold a Senior produce market at Sterling Recreation Center. They are seeking volunteer help from individuals and groups. 

  • Silver Spokes Helps Seniors Who Love Cycling Be Safer

    The Department of Aging invites all Seniors to a free event to learn about cycling and try out age-friendly bikes. Seniors can learn current road rules and engage with other cyclists. 
     

  • City of Cleveland Summer Activities for Senior Residents

    Seasonal activities at City of Cleveland Recreation Centers include organized sports, playground activities, performance arts, camping, and more. Activities are designed for participants from the very young to Seniors.

  • 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.

  • Age-Friendly Cleveland Videos Now Available on the Website

    The Department of Aging and TV20 have produced an ongoing series of videos on various senior-related topics of interest to the community.  These videos are now available on the City website.

  • 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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