Senior Health and Social Services

City of Cleveland Department of Aging Services

Access to Benefits: Benefits CheckUp
Information and Assistance
Supportive Services
Winter Resources Guide Flyer

Other Senior Health and Social Services

Fifty & Fit Program
Rose Centers for Aging Well
Health and Human Services
Health and Retirement Study
Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) Website

Medicare and Medicaid
National Institute on Aging
Public Health Centers
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Information and Assistance about local services and resources for health and wellness, house and home, legal and financial and other needs.

Nutrition Program: The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) and the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA). SFMNP provides eligible participants with $50.00 worth of coupons to purchase fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from participating farmers. The purpose of the SFMNP is to improve the nutritional health of low-income seniors and to increase business for local farmers. SFMNP Information

Health and Wellness: information on programs to promote health and independence; assistance for mental and behavioral health including dementia and alcohol and drug abuse; in-home care; respite; adaptive equipment; nutrition including home delivered meals; healthy lifestyles including assitance for chronic condition management; information on disability, Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs 

House and Home: home maintenance and safety modifications; housekeeping and chore services; senior and low income housing; assisted living and nursing homes; long term care

Legal and Financial: Abuse, neglect and financial exploitation; Legal issues including guardianship, power of attorney and client rights advocacy; financial assistance including Social Security and SSI

Other: crisis intervention; employment assistance,  vocational services and volunteer work; and transportation. 

Benefits Check-up

Web Page  -  Appointments: 664.3418 - Walk-in: Tues&Thurs 10am to 4 pm - 75 Erieview Plaza

Benefits Check-up Flyer    Acceso a Tus Beneficios

This service helps find programs for people aged 55 and  over 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.

Supportive Services

216.664.2833 - 8 am to 5 pm

Department of Aging Geriatric  Workers assist older persons with  access to services, benefits, and programs, and may accompany them to medical  appointments as needed.

Seniors Fifty & Fit Program

216.664.2356 - Various Locations - Recreation Center Schedules

This program encompasses a variety of classes and activities at public recreation centers and includes Aquasize, Learn to Swim, and Arts and Crafts. Aquasize, taught in indoor heated  pools, offers a fun and effective low-impact workout. Arts and crafts classes include painting, drawing, and ceramics. Cleveland recreation centers provide social activities for Seniors including Social Hours, card games, dominoes, chess and checkers

Rose Centers for Aging Well

Website  -  216.791.8000 - 11890 Fairhill Rd.

This  agency has centers which provide social, educational and health  activities, supportive services, meals and housing assistance. It is  the major provider of home delivered meals in Cuyahoga County,  delivering over 850 hot meals per day.

Cleveland Department of Public Health Centers

Website  -  Hours Vary by Location: 11100 St. Clair Ave.  -  4242 Lorain Ave.  -  9127 Miles Ave.

The Department of Public Health provides health care and screening services for free or at low cost to Cleveland residents. In addition, the site posts lists of recalls, including foods recalled due to contamination.

Department of Health and Human Services


One of the largest federal agencies, this department is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. Comprising 12 divisions, HHS' responsibilities include public health, biomedical research, Medicare and Medicaid, welfare, social services, and more.

Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare/Medicaid Website

Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 or older, people with certain disabilities, and those with end-stage renal disease. Medicare includes hospital and medical insurance, and prescription drug coverage. Medicaid is available to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group recognized by federal and state law.

The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study


This study surveys more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. Supported by the National Institute on Aging, the study paints an emerging portrait of an aging America's physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial status, family support systems, labor market status, and retirement planning.

National Institute on Aging                


NIA’s mission, in part, is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research, and support and conduct high-quality research on the aging process, age-related diseases and special problems and needs of the aged. This agency disseminates information and communicates with the public and interested groups on health and research advances and on new directions for research.

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Website  -  216.621.8010 - 925 Euclid Avenue, - Suite 600, Cleveland, OH 44115-1405

WRAAA is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering state and federally-funded programs and services for older adults. It is one of 12 regional agencies designated by the Ohio Department of Aging as authorized by the federal Older Americans Act.