Department of Aging

More Than 2,000 Gather for City of Cleveland Senior Day

The City of Cleveland’s Department of Aging held its annual Senior Day event at Cleveland Public Auditorium on May 24. More than 2,000 seniors gathered for the event which featured vendors including Cleveland EMS, Cleveland Water and partner agencies such as the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Seniors in attendance also enjoyed live entertainment and lunch. Mayor Frank G. Jackson welcomed the crowd.

  • Cleveland Senior Walk Series This Summer

    The Cleveland Department of Aging and the Division of Recreation are sponsoring six walks at scenic parks and recreation centers around Cleveland this summer. Each walk will offer safety tips by Cleveland Police, an opportunity to walk with an EMS Medic, health tips by community partners and a raffle.

  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Summer Crisis Program Runs July 1 to August 31

    New video! The Department of Aging assists seniors with the application process for the HEAP Summer Crisis Program which is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Assistance. Income-eligible households with a household member who is 60 years of age or older or has a certified medical condition are eligible to receive assistance. 

  • Senior Safety Resource Guide

    The Senior Safety and Resource Guide was prepared by the Division of Police Bureau of Community Policingand the Cleveland Department of Aging. It can be viewed online or mailed to interested residents who call 216.664.2833.

  • 9/12: 14th Annual Cleveland Senior Walk

    Registration is now open for this popular free event for Seniors to be held downtown. Seniors can register online or via email. The first 1,000 registered will recieve free t-shirts!

  • New Age-Friendly Home Investment Program Helps Seniors and Homeowners with Disabilities

    This new program helps seniors aged 60 years and older and adults with disabilities address one home maintenance or home repair need. The program will also assist with referrals to other home repair programs. There are income restrictions and guidelines for the program.

  • 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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