Ohio Department of Aging

General Information

Ohio Department of Aging
246 N. High Street
Columbus Ohio 1 43215
(614) 466 5500
jratliff@age.state.oh.us
http://www.aging.ohio.gov/

Brief Description

The Ohio Department of Aging serves more than 2 million older Ohioans. We help mature adults live active, healthy and independent lives through programs like our well-known Golden Buckeye Card. We promote positive attitudes toward aging and older people through outreach, volunteer programs and other efforts. We also provide home and community-based services that help frail individuals remain in their own homes and support consumers of long-term care.

Staff

Beverley Laubert, Director

Services Offered

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides information and advice to local agencies.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides employment for seniors.

  • Financial Assistance
    • Funds area agencies on aging that contract for services locally.

  • In-Home Services
    • Provides in-home health services and meals through the local area agencies on aging.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and information on other local aging services. Refers to Rehabilitation Services Commission and Bureau of Service for the Visually Impaired.

  • Services for Seniors
    • Golden Buckeye Card, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, Evidence-based healthy aging programs, PASSPORT, Assisted Living Waiver Program, PACE, RSS, Home- and Community-based supports, Long-term Care Ombudsman.

  • Transportation Services
    • Provides transportation services for seniors through the local area agencies on aging.