Geriatric Resources and Helpful Links

211 First Call For Help

First Call for Help is a comprehensive information and referral provider service available through the United Way Services. This free and confidential program is your link to more than 10,000 health and human services available in Cuyahoga County.


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people age 50 and older have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. Since 1958, AARP has been leading a revolution in the way people view and live life.

Alzheimer's Association

Provides support and resources to individuals suffering from memory loss, and their families, in a five-county region of northeast Ohio. The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The disease currently affects more than five million American adults and is the 6th leading cause of death in the country.

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

For more than 100 years, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging has worked to improve care for older adults and their caregivers. Benjamin Rose is an innovator in service delivery, a leader in research, and an advocate for older adults in Northeast Ohio and nationally.

City of Cleveland Department of Aging

The Department of Aging is committed to ensuring that its vision statement can be realized by enhancing the quality of life for Cleveland Seniors through advocacy, planning, service coordination, and the delivery of needed services.

Cleveland Public Library Seniors Connect

A resource for Ohio's seniors to find resources on age-related issues and utilize the library's services for reference and recreational reading and multimedia material.

Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services

The mission of the Division of Senior and Adult Services is to empower seniors and adults with disabilities to age successfully by providing resources and support that preserve their independence.

Fairhill Partners

Fairhill Partners helps older adults help themselves. More than 1,000 greater Clevelanders every year enroll in workshops to help them take charge of their health, manage chronic conditions, pain and concerns about falling including A Matter of Balance. Fairhill operates a small homeless shelter just for seniors, provides assistance with benefits enrollment, and offers a fitness center and fitness classes for the community. Support groups and educational sessions for family and kinship caregivers are held weekly.

Golden Buckeye Card

Golden Buckeye cardholders have saved an estimated $2 billion since 1976. All Ohioans age 60 or older, as well as adults age 18–59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security, are eligible for a free Golden Buckeye card.


Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).

OSHIIP-Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program

OSHIIP provides free health insurance information and services for people with Medicare. OSHIIP provides information about Medicare health coverage for seniors and for people younger than 65 with disabilities, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare supplemental insurance, financial assistance programs for people with limited income, long-term care insurance, home health care coverage, and retiree health plan coverage

RTA — Regional Transit Authority

The Greater Cleveland Transit Authority online provides information on trip planning, fares and passes, timetables, maps, and schedule and important information on how to ride.

Senior Citizen Resources

In Northeast Ohio, Old Brooklyn is home to one of the largest populations of residents 60 years and older. While many of these seniors still care for themselves, many rely on charitable organizations for ongoing support and opportunities to stay active within the community.

Senior Transportation Connection

Senior Transportation Connection (STC) provides comprehensive, coordinated, efficient and affordable transportation to seniors and adults with disabilities throughout Cuyahoga County. STC will take you to a medical appointment, including dialysis, rehabilitation and treatment, senior centers meals and programs, grocery shopping, personal service appointments and social opportunities.

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration delivers services through a nationwide network of more than 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services.

VNA — Visiting Nurses Association of Ohio

The Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio is one of the largest not-for-profit, community-based home healthcare organizations in Ohio. We're experts in home healthcare; it's all that we do.

WRAAA — Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

The WRAAA works to create opportunities for older Ohioan's to receive needed services and optimum care; and to age successfully in their own homes and communities.