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.

  • 13th Annual Disability Awareness Luncheon Celebrates the Deaf Culture

    The Department of Aging will present this event at Fairhill Partners on Tuesday October 24th from 11am to 1pm. This event is free to the public, but reservations are required.

  • Free Senior Safety Forums Offered at Two Locations in October

    The Department of Aging has partnered with Fairhill Partners, AARP in Cleveland and the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging to present Senior Safety Forums. Light refreshments, door prizes and safety giveaways will be provided. The events will be at Collinwood and Gunning Recreation Centers in October. Registration is required and cargivers are welcome to attend. 

  • HEAP Applications For Winter Heating Assistance Now Available

    The Home Energy Assistance Program is designed to help eligible residents meet the cost of home heating during the winter months. Eligibility is based on family size and household income. The 2017-2018 HEAP program begins July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2018. 

  • 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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