This program provides free home maintenance for moderate to low income Clevelanders aged 60 and up. It helps residents live independent lifestyles while improving and maintaining the City's appearance.
Chore workers are City employees who provide services such as general and heavy house cleaning, lawn mowing, removing/installing storm windows, painting (limited), simple home repairs, and carpet cleaning. They will also install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and remove snow. Chore indoor services are primarily available from December to March.
Donations are accepted to support the program, and can be mailed to the attention of the Chore Program, at the Department of Aging. All money collected is used to provide services.
This home is for persons 60+ years of age, which provides a safe environment for those in crises or unsafe conditions. This is a collaborative project of the Cleveland Department of Aging, Fairhill Center, and the Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services. Since its 2004 opening, adults have received temporary residential housing, including meals, and, in some instances, case management.
Senior Power Program
216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm
Senior Safety & Resource Guide This is designed to increase knowledge and awareness among older persons in the areas of crime prevention, fire hazards, emergency services and programs for the elderly. It is a collaborative program presented by the Divisions of Police, EMS,and Fire; and the Departments of Aging and Consumer Affairs.
Cleveland firefighters provide fire education speakers for schools, day care centers, senior centers, and employers and also appear at career days. In addition, firefighters with fire apparatus, including engines, hook & ladders and the Smoke House make appearances at community and school events. The 32 foot Smoke House is a mobile version of a home which uses non-toxic smoke and an alarm system to teach children how to escape a home fire.
Cleveland seeks to be so elder friendly that current older residents desire to remain, former residents wish to return to the City and the City can recruit additional older residents based on the elder friendly aspects of Cleveland and its neighborhoods.
– vision statement, as a participant of the Elder Friendly Communities component of the Cleveland Foundation’s Successful Aging Initiative.