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State and Local Aging Related Links / Web Sites

Cuyahoga Department of Consumer Affairs
Consumer Affairs helps consumers of all ages resolve complaints against businesses, make informed purchasing decisions and identify, report and avoid scams. 

Greater Cleveland Elder Abuse/Domestic Violence Roundtable
P.O. Box 5466
Cleveland, OH 44101
216-229-2420 ext. 224

The Greater Cleveland Elder Abuse/Domestic Violence (EA/DV) Roundtable is a multidisciplinary group of professionals and citizens in Cuyahoga County dedicated to education and advocacy around the interface of elder and domestic violence, known as domestic violence in later life.  The Roundtable welcomes older adults, caregivers, advocates and professionals concerned about domestic violence in later life and interested in stopping the problem locally. 

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
1223 West Sixth Street
Cleveland, Oh  44113
Phone: (216) 687-1900
Toll Free: 1-888-819-3777
Fax: (216) 687-0779

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to low income clients in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Ashtabula and Geauga Counties.

MetroHealth Advantage
The MetroHealth Advantage program is specifically designed to meet the needs of adults 55 and older. Membership provides access to the high quality professional medical care offered by MetroHealth through many free programs and services offered exclusively to MetroHealth Advantage members.  

North Coast Seniors Connect
Cleveland Public Library has designed this website exclusively for older adults and those who care about them.  

Ohio Department of Aging
50 West Broad Street, 9th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-5500
FAX: (614) 466-5741  

Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
1335 Dublin Road, Suite 200A
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 481-3511
Fax: (614) 481-3566  

Ohio Association of Senior Centers
P.O. Box 187
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 1-800-796-OASC (in state)
Phone: 1-419-353-1894 (out of state)
Fax: 1-419-352-2680  

OhioHOPES: Helping Ohio Protect and Empower Seniors
A resource and information directory for older victims of crime and abuse

Prentiss Care Network
The mission of the Prentiss Caregiver Network Project is to enhance the quality of life for older adults in the Greater Cleveland area through the education and training of their caregivers - both formal (paid) and informal (unpaid family members and relatives).  

United Way Services of Cleveland's First Call for Help
A Directory of Health and Human Services for Cuyahoga County.  

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
925 Euclid Avenue, Suite 600
Cleveland, OH 44115-1407
(216) 621-8010 or 1-800-626-7277 

National Organizations / Web Sites

601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: 1-888-687-2277  

What can we say about the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older? It has a fine web site, with links to AARP activities in each state. AARP's e-mail newsletter can be conveniently delivered to your own e-mail inbox. Subscribe or unsubscribe by logging on to this site. AARP e-mail newsletters include: AARP Webletter, AARP Consumer E-Briefs, AARP LifeAnswers, AARP Bookletter, AARP Tech News, AARP Advocate.  

Administration for Community Living
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 401-4634

All Americans—including people with disabilities and older adults—should be able to live at home with the supports they need, participating in communities that value their contributions. To help meet these needs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in 2012. ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.

American Society on Aging
833 Market Street, Suite 511
San Francisco, California 94103-1824
Phone: (415) 974-9600
Toll Free: 1-800-537-9728  

Professionals throughout the country rely on the American Society on Aging to keep then on the cutting edge in an aging society. Through renowned educational programs, publications and information and training resources, ASA members tap into the knowledge of the largest network of professionals in the field.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  

Gerontological Society of America
1220 L Street NW, Suite 901
Washington, D.C. 20005  

A multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the scientific study of aging and to the translation/dissemination of research for practice and policy.

The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.  

Aging Life Care
3275 W. Ina Road Suite 130
Tucson, AZ 85741-2198

National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
1220 L Street Suite 800
Washington DC 20005
(202) 637-8400
FAX: (202) 347-0895  

This is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for older black Americans. Sponsors employment, housing, and transportation programs. The Caucus also advises community groups, and conducts seminars on subjects of interest to blacks. The Living Legacy Program promotes intergenerational dialogue between older and younger blacks. Publishes two quarterly newsletters, the COBAS Newsletter and Golden Age.

National Center on Women and Aging
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University
MS 035
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 1-781-736-3826
or 1-781-736-3863

The Center's activities are designed to promote the security, health, and dignity of women in their later years. Activities focus on the following priority areas: Income security, health issues, and care giving - finding better ways to assist women providing care to family and friends. Affiliated with the Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University. Publishes "The Women & Aging Letter," six issues per year for a modest subscription price. Excerpts can be viewed on-line.

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare  

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
1901 L Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 479-1200
FAX: (202) 479-0735  

This organization has a terrific Aging Advocacy Action Center. Just enter your zip code, pictures of your federal elected officials appear, and with just a click you can send them e-mail. Select an issue that you are concerned about, click "preview," and a sample letter that addresses the issue will appear. Just download the sample letter and sign your name.  

The National Council on the Aging created this free, easy to use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. This site includes information on programs such as Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, state prescription drug benefits, Meals on Wheels, food stamps, health insurance counseling, veterans' medical care and transportation.

To pinpoint which programs could benefit you or a loved one 55 or older, go to this web site and fill out the questionnaire, which takes about 15 minutes. It's in large type and includes help buttons that elaborate on the instructions. You will be asked age, income, and zip code, but not your name, social security number, or other information that could identify you. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you'll get a "results overview" with a list of potential benefits you qualify for. Click on each one to find out more details about eligibility and where to find local offices in all 50 states.

Social Security Administration  

Spry Foundation
3916 Rosemary Street
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 1-301-656-3405
Fax: 1-301-656-6221  

SPRY is a non-profit foundation established in Washington DC in 1991. SPRY's mission is to help older adults plan for a healthy and financially secure future. To that end SPRY conducts research and develops educational programs. The foundation has been active nationally on three fronts: first, through working relationships with top organizations in the field of aging; second, by disseminating information to consumers worldwide; and third, by conducting applied research that has drawn on national samples and that has national implications for older adults and their families. This site has lots of good links to health resources for seniors.

Grandparent / Kinship Links / Web Sites

A non-profit, non partisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experiences of aging for members and for all Americans.  

Brookdale Foundation Group
Provides local and state contacts that will be able to help you locate information about state specific laws and Policies.  

Generations United
The premier national organization that focuses solely on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and policies.  

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Implications for Professionals and Agencies. Videoconference broadcast January 12, 1999. This site will be maintained for a time as a resource for professionals, legislators, and grandparents raising grandchildren.