Department of Aging

Mayor Jackson Swears-in City of Cleveland Director of the Department of Aging

Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the oath of office to the City of Cleveland’s Director of the Department of Aging. The ceremony was held in the Mayor’s Red Room at Cleveland City Hall among co-workers, family members and friends. “Mary McNamara is a long time public servant who has worked in the Office of Aging for over eight years,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Her experience and commitment to seniors and the disabled will serve her and the City well in this new role.”

  • The Flu + You- Information for Seniors

    The National Council on Aging educates older adults about influenza and prevention. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for adults 65 years of age and older. A higher dose vaccine was developed specifically to address the age-related weakening of the immune system.

  • Age-Friendly Cleveland Plan Summary Published

    Cleveland is home to over 69,000 residents age 60 and older.This number is likely to grow over time, as people are living longer and healthier lives. The World Health Organization established the Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities as “an international effort to help cities prepare for two global demographic trends: the rapid aging of populations and increasing urbanization.”

  • Department of Aging Winter Resource Guide Published

    This handy brochure provides eligibility and contact information for discounted payments for water, electric, sewer and gas as well as home weatherization.  In addition, energy saving tips are listed, and a number of assistance programs are detailed.

  • HEAP Application Assistance Helps with Winter Heating Bills

    The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a program designed to help eligible residents meet the cost of home heating (natural gas, electric, and oil, kerosene, or wood heating services) during the winter months. Eligibility is based on family size and household income.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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