Department of Aging

Health & Social Services

Discover local services and resources for seniors involving health and wellness, house and home, legal and financial assistance, and more.


Health and Wellness

We can provide you with information on programs to promote your health and independence, manage mental and behavioral health challenges including dementia, treat alcohol and drug abuse, find in-home care, and secure adaptive equipment.

We can also help you navigate nutrition matters, receive home-delivered meals, address chronic condition management, and locate information on disability, Medicare, Medicaid, and other benefit programs available to seniors.

House and Home

The Department of Aging can help facilitate home maintenance and safety modifications, housekeeping and chore services, senior and low-income housing, assisted living and nursing homes, and other long-term care options.

Legal and Financial

The Department assists seniors in cases of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, legal issues including guardianship, power of attorney, and client rights advocacy, and can help you apply for financial assistance, including Social Security and SSI.

Other Health and Social Services

The Department can also provide crisis intervention, employment assistance, vocational services, volunteer work, and transportation.

Benefits Check-up

This service helps find programs for people aged 55+ that may pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Applicants can fill out a simple online questionnaire to find assistance for themselves or for family members, or they may meet with a staff member. 

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Homelessness Prevention

The Department offers case management services to help older persons and adults with disabilities (50 years of age and older) who are at risk of homelessness maintain their current housing.

Supportive Services

Supportive Services assists older persons with access to services, benefits, and programs.

Cleveland Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers

Find programming for seniors at the Division of Recreation web page.

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Cleveland Department of Public Health Centers

The Department of Public Health provides health care and screening services for free or at low cost to Cleveland residents.

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