Information and Assistance about local services and resources for health and wellness, house and home, legal and financial and other needs.
Health and Wellness: information on programs to promote health and independence; assistance for mental and behavioral health including dementia and alcohol and drug abuse; in-home care; respite; adaptive equipment; nutrition including home delivered meals; healthy lifestyles including assitance for chronic condition management; information on disability, Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs
House and Home: home maintenance and safety modifications; housekeeping and chore services; senior and low income housing; assisted living and nursing homes; long term care
Legal and Financial: Abuse, neglect and financial exploitation; Legal issues including guardianship, power of attorney and client rights advocacy; financial assistance including Social Security and SSI
Other: crisis intervention; employment assistance, vocational services and volunteer work; and transportation
This service helps find programs for people aged 55 and over that may pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Applicants can fill out a simple online questionnaire to find assistance for themselves or for family members, or they may meet with a staff member.
216.664.2833 - 8 am to 5 pm
Department of Aging Geriatric Workers assist older persons with access to services, benefits, and programs, and may accompany them to medical appointments as needed.
This program encompasses a variety of classes and activities at public recreation centers and includes Aquasize, Learn to Swim, and Arts and Crafts. Aquasize, taught in indoor heated pools, offers a fun and effective low-impact workout. Arts and crafts classes include painting, drawing, and ceramics. Cleveland recreation centers provide social activities for Seniors including Social Hours, card games, dominoes, chess and checkers.
This agency has centers which provide social, educational and health activities, supportive services, meals and housing assistance. It is the major provider of home delivered meals in Cuyahoga County, delivering over 850 hot meals per day.
The Department of Public Health provides health care and screening services for free or at low cost to Cleveland residents. In addition, the site posts lists of recalls, including foods recalled due to contamination.
One of the largest federal agencies, this department is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. Comprising 12 divisions, HHS' responsibilities include public health, biomedical research, Medicare and Medicaid, welfare, social services, and more.
Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 or older, people with certain disabilities, and those with end-stage renal disease. Medicare includes hospital and medical insurance, and prescription drug coverage. Medicaid is available to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group recognized by federal and state law.
This study surveys more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. Supported by the National Institute on Aging, the study paints an emerging portrait of an aging America's physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial status, family support systems, labor market status, and retirement planning.
NIA’s mission, in part, is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research, and support and conduct high-quality research on the aging process, age-related diseases and special problems and needs of the aged. This agency disseminates information and communicates with the public and interested groups on health and research advances and on new directions for research.
WRAAA is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering state and federally-funded programs and services for older adults. It is one of 12 regional agencies designated by the Ohio Department of Aging as authorized by the federal Older Americans Act.
Cleveland seeks to be so elder friendly that current older residents desire to remain, former residents wish to return to the City and the City can recruit additional older residents based on the elder friendly aspects of Cleveland and its neighborhoods.
– vision statement, as a participant of the Elder Friendly Communities component of the Cleveland Foundation’s Successful Aging Initiative.