Seniors: Health and Social Services

Supportive Services

Benefits CheckUp

Cleveland Department of Public Health Centers

Rose Centers for Aging Well

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Winter Resources Guide Flyer

Fifty and Fit

Medicare and Medicaid

National Institute on Aging

University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study

US Census Bureau Health Insurance Information 


Supportive Services

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.


Benefits CheckUp 

Appointments: 664.3418 - Walk-in: Tues&Thurs 10am to 4 pm - 75 Erieview Plaza

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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.


Cleveland Department of Public Health Centers

Public Health Website

Hours Vary by Location: 11100 St. Clair Ave.  -  4242 Lorain Ave.  -  9127 Miles Ave.

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.


Rose Centers for Aging Well

Website  -  216.231.6500 - 122000 Fairhill Rd.

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.


Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) 

216.621.8010 - 925 Euclid Avenue, - Suite 600, Cleveland, OH 44115-1405

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.


Seniors Fifty & Fit Program 

216.664.2356 - Various Locations - Recreation Center Schedules

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.


Medicare and Medicaid 

Medicare/Medicaid Website

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.


National Institute on Aging 

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.


The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS)

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.


US Census Bureau Health Insurance Information 

This site includes reports and data on health insurance, including coverage definitions, and access to data so visitors can create their own tables and cross tabulations.


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