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2015 DSAS Annual Report

Stay Safe and Warm in Winter Weather

Yes, it is about to get COLD in Cleveland as the winter weather approaches our area. There are many concerns for the senior communities in Cuyahoga County and the hazards that come along with the cold. Hypothermia is one of the biggest concerns – if your body temperature drops by only a few degrees it can affect the other organs in your body. For ideas on how to stay warm and safe please read the attached booklets from the National Institute on Aging and have a safe and warm winter season.

Stay Safe in Cold Weather


2016 Cuyahoga County Conference on Aging

On Friday, October 7, 2016 nearly 200 health care and gerontology professionals joined the Division of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) and The MetroHealth System for the 22nd Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Aging at the Holiday Inn in Independence. The Conference theme was "Aging and Innovations: Programs, Technology and Resources". The keynote speaker was Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D., ABPP. Dr. Lori is a board certified Clinical Health Psychologist who holds a doctoral degree in psychology and earned a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She completed an internship at Henry Ford Hospital with specialty training in geriatrics, cardiac care, women’s health and integrative medicine.

Dr. Stevic-Rust set the tone of the Conference by delivering the Keynote address that focused on the implications of aging and disability to family interactions and socialization across multiple generations. Participants had a choice to attend five (5) breakout sessions, including:

  1. Transforming Person-Centered Care through Technology in the Care of our Elderly (Shelley Szarek-Skodny);
  2. Innovation, Leadership and the 21st Century Senior Center (Richard L. Jones, Ph.D.);
  3. Aging Mastery Programs: Now and Future (Mary McNamara and Melissa Gleeson MSW, LSW);
  4. Grandmother Caregivers and their Families; Healthy Mind-Healthy Body (Camille Beckette Warner, Ph.D.)
  5. Lifelong Learning and Community Living (Cate O’Hara, MA and Wendy Albin Sattin, MURP

The Education Resource and Development Committee would like to thank all who participated and ask you to Save the Date for the Cuyahoga County Conference, October 6, 2017. 

McGregor was the winner of 2016 Barbara S. Galloway Award

Semanthie Brooks (center) winner of the Candace L. Carmichael Award

    Adult Protective Services On-Line Referral

The Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services is pleased to share with our community the addition of a web portal that will allow any individual to make a referral concerning the well-being or safety of an adult, directly to Adult Protective Services by clicking this link:


It is an easy tool that consists of four screens. Upon completion of the referral, it will be reviewed by the supervisor of our Centralized Intake Unit, and if appropriate, assigned to an Intake worker for assignment. People making a referral will be contacted and notified that the case was accepted. The person making the referral may be contacted if more information is necessary.

Problem in Your Home With Bed Bugs?

2016 Bed Bug Flier

Application for Bed Bug Assistance

Please Call for an Appointment - 216-420-6700

"Senior Center Knowledge Forum a Success"


On May 17, 2016 at Crowne Plaza - Independence, the Division of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) hosted the "Senior Center Knowledge Forum: Best Practices and New Models of Service", which raised awareness on the importance of senior centers in the continuum of care. Also, at the forum, DSAS announced winners of the four $25,000 Senior Center Innovation Grants. "The launch of the Senior Center Innovation Fund heralds a new era as the Division of Senior and Adult Services creates a path for senior centers to adopt new models that are responsive to the changing needs of senior living in Cuyahoga County", said Division of Senior and Adult Services Administrator, Dr. Richard Jones. Earlier this year, Cuyahoga County released an RFP soliciting proposals from senior center collaboratives comprised of non-profit and/or municipal senior centers, to develop innovative service models for the delivery of senior center services. These four winning collaboratives will compete for two (2) additional grants of $50,000 each, which will be used to help implement their innovative design. The Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services will continue to monitor and provide oversight to this process. More information about the winners will be posted soon.

Knowledge Forum Pictures

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