Department of Aging

Mayor Jackson Meets with Residents of CMHA Cedar High Rise

Following Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s historic fourth inauguration on January 2nd, the Mayor has made stops in neighborhoods throughout Cleveland to meet with residents and share his vision for making Cleveland a great city. On January 24, Mayor Jackson visited the Cedar High Rise Apartments at Cedar Avenue and East 30th Street. There, Mayor Jackson took questions from senior citizen residents of the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority apartment complex.

  • A Place for Us Offers LGBT-Friendly Housing for Those 55 and Better

    A Place for Us Housing is a senior housing community at 11610 Madison Ave., on the border of Cleveland and Lakewood.  It offers a unique location and environment with one and two bedroom apartments. This transit-oriented development is uniquely located in a mixed-use neighborhood with great access to the West 117th RTA Rapid station, and near convenient shopping and parks.  A Place for Us is the only Ohio property in a directory of LGBT-friendly housing compiled by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, a nonprofit organization based in New York

  • May is Older Americans Month: Cleveland Celebrates With Senior Day!

    The City of Cleveland Department of Aging presents the 29th Annual Senior Day. ALL seniors invited to attend this FREE event which begins at 10am on Thursday, May 24th at Cleveland Public Hall. An information fair, program, lunch and entertainment are provided.

  • April 11th to May 30th: Award Winning Program for Seniors Who Fear Falling

    Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group class designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 15 participants led by a trained facilitator.

  • 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 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.