Department of Aging

More Than 2,000 Attend Cleveland Department of Aging’s Senior Day

The City of Cleveland Department of Aging held its annual Senior Day this week, hosting more than 2,000 seniors at Cleveland Public Hall. The event kicked off with an information fair to connect seniors to important resources around Cleveland. The fair was followed by lunch and remarks from Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City Council President Kevin Kelley and others. Each City Council member honored a senior in their ward. The awards were followed by lively entertainment, mingling and dancing.

  • Cleveland Seniors Honored

    Every year Cleveland honors special seniors who are recognized for the contributions they have made to improve the lives of others. Each City Council member nominates one person from their ward who is recognized at the annual Senior Day celebration in May.

  • 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.

  • 8/8/2017: Aging in Place- Focus on the Kitchen

    A free seminar for seniors, their family member and caregivers will be presented at Cotman Vistas in University Circle. This duscussion will focus on features that make kitchens easier to use. This is a free event, however preregistration is required.

  • 2017 Senior Summer Walk Series

    The Cleveland Department of Aging has partnered with the Division of Recreation to offer four community walks at beautiful Cleveland parks and recreation centers. This is a great way to get active, meet new friends and have fun! All walkers will be entered into a raffle. All fitness levels may participate!

  • City of Cleveland Employees Raise More Than $100K for Harvest For Hunger

    City of Cleveland employees are top supporters of the Harvest for Hunger campaign this year – raising enough for more than 468,000 meals. In total, the City of Cleveland – from City Hall to the Department of Utilities to the Mayor’s Office – raised $117,000. That makes the City of Cleveland an emerald level sponsor, raising more than $100 per employee. In addition, the City collected 1,400 pounds of food for the Food Bank.

  • Project Dawn Program Teaches Overdose Emergency Response and Naloxone Administration

    This program is for opioid users who are at risk of death, and their families and friends. Common opioids include heroin, OxyContin, methadone, Percocet and Vicodin. City and County medical officials teach attendees how to recognize and respond to overdoses and how to administer intranasal naloxone. This program is free to the public and held at several locations.

  • 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.

  • 9/7: 13th Annual Senior Walk

    This is a one or two mile fun walk. Free t-shirts are provided to the first 1000 registered walkers and free shuttles from Muni Lot to the event will be provided.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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