Department of Aging

Department of Aging Serious About Ending Elder Abuse

The City of Cleveland Department of Aging (pictured, left) wants all Clevelanders to know: "Don't let our smiles fool you. We are serious about ending elder abuse".  Suspected abuse can be reported to the Elder Abuse Hotline at 216.420.6700, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents can learn about other services for older adults in Cleveland by contacting the Cleveland Department of Aging at 216.664.2833.

  • Department of Aging Seeks Older Adults for Focus Groups

    Through the Department of Aging, the City of Cleveland has launched an Age-Friendly Cleveland initiative, and is looking for Cleveland residents (60 years of age and older) who would like to participate in city-wide focus groups. The city is interested in what residents believe makes a city age-friendly.

  • Department of Aging Hosting 11th Annual Disability Awareness Day Luncheon

    The theme this year is “Arts for All” celebrating all artistic ability. This year is especially important because it also marks the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The free event is Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Cleveland Public Hall. Seating is limited. Registration is requested by 10/21 via email or by calling Tanesha Hunter at 216.664.6130.

  • September and October: Senior & Caregiver Wellness Expos

    The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging and City of Cleveland Department of Aging are sponsoring free Senior & Caregiver Wellness Expos at Collinwood, Zelma George and Gunning Recreation Centers. Events include lunch, bingo, health screenings, exercise, medicare and benefits info and more.

  • Community Financial Centers Helps Clevelanders Control Finances

    CFC, a community partner of City of Cleveland Departments of Community Development and Aging, is dedicated to financial empowerment, helping Clevelanders to improve personal finances by providing resources, advice, and guidance in forming and executing financial plans. 

  • Bed Bug Assistance Program

    The Cleveland Department of Aging has a new program to help disabled seniors and adults with the extermination of bed bugs in their homes. Applicants must meet income and other assistance qualifications.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Department of Aging Promoting Flu Shots for Seniors

    The Department of Aging is working with the National Council on Aging on the Flu + You campaign featuring its ambassador, two-time Emmy and Tony-award-winning actress Judith Light, who is educating older adults and those who care for them about the seriousness of the flu, importance of prevention, and available vaccine options.

  • 11th Annual Cleveland Senior Walk Steps-Off at Mall C

    Cleveland hosted its 11th Annual Cleveland Senior Walk downtown on Mall C. The Cleveland Senior Walk is an annual free community event to encourage health and physical activity for older adults. It promotes exercise, good nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. Participants received a free t-shirt, healthy snacks, and helpful tools for active living. Attendees received free health screenings and resource information that outlined steps walkers can take to obtain and/or maintain good health.