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.

  • 5/27: Department of Aging Presents Annual Senior Day Celebration

    For years Cleveland has highlighted the achievements and importance of its elder community with an annual Senior Day. This celebration is held in May, which is Older Americans Month, and includes an information fair, recognition of outstanding seniors, lunch and entertainment.

  • Departments of Aging, Public Safety Offer Care Call Services

    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 days they request, to check on their well-being.

  • Cleveland Water Tips to Protect Your Home and Save Money

    The guide includes information to help Clevelanders become aware of fraud tactics and how to spot water employee impersonators who may seek access into homes. It also includes a listing of services available for Seniors from the City of Cleveland as well as tips to protect homes and save money. 

  • 2015-2016 Winter Resource Guide Published

    This publication provides information on utility fee assistance programs for heat, electricity, water, sewer, as well as property tax reduction for qualified individuals. Also included are benefits information for Cleveland seniors and energy saving tips. 

  • 2/17: Healthy Living for Older Adults- Free Program

    A special day-long event for older adults will provide health information and hands-on experiences that examine the causes of chronic disease. This program will provide skills and resources to reduce stress, engage in healthy eating and help seniors enjoy active, high-quality lives. Topics and activities include: managing chronic illness, managing stress, tapping, reiki, relaxation, diet and nutrition, exercise and other activities that promote healthy living.

  • Cold Weather Effects on Pre-Existing Health Issues and Safety Risks

    For those who have pre-existing medical problems, such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes, cold weather may put a strain on health.Doctor’s advice should be followed about shoveling snow or other strenuous work.  Infants and the elderly are most at risk for cold-related illnesses.

  • HEAP Application Assistance Available for Qualified Residents

    The Department of Aging can assist residents (60 years of age or over or who have disabilities) in completing applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) program. HEAP is designed to help residents meet the cost of home heating (natural gas, electric, and oil, kerosene, or wood heating services) in the winter.

  • 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.