Helpful Applications, Forms & Links
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety: Provides information on senior safe driving with the latest research and resources for other transportation. Safe driving quiz available. Links to maps, car safety, repairs & service tips.
AT&T Lifeline Discount: AT&T offers a monthly discount for low income individuals and families on their basic telephone service. Find qualifications and obtain an application on this site.
First Call For Help: Need help? Don’t know where to turn? United Way’s 211/First Call FOR Help is a free and confidential information service ready to direct you to the health and human services you need in Cuyahoga County.
HEAP: The Home Energy Assistance Program offers a one-time credit on winter heating bills for income eligible households. Print an application and view qualifications here.
Homestead Exemption: The Homestead offers a discount on property taxes. The homestead exemption is available to income eligible homeowners 65 and older or totally and permanently disabled. For details, see the link below.
Link: Homestead Exemption Frequently Asked Questions - Fiscal Officer (cuyahogacounty.us)
Homestead Exemption from Cleveland Department of Water: The City of Cleveland Water Department offers a discount on the water portion of you bill to income eligible individuals age 65 and older or totally and permanently disabled.
HUD: Housing & Urban Development. HUD’s mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To search for HUD qualified apartment please click on the link below.
Golden Buckeye: If you are a registered driver (or have a state-issued, non-driving ID) in the state of Ohio, the state will send you a Golden Buckeye card when you reach your 60th birthday. If you have a state ID and didn't receive your card, if is likely the DMV has an incorrect address for you.
Long Term Care Consumer Guide: This Consumer Guide provided by the Ohio Department of Aging offers a search option to find and compare nursing homes, residential care (assisted living) facilities, and supportive living facilities. You will also find information about services in your home and community that may meet your needs.
Medicare: Review current Medicare plan options, coverage details, file claims and appeals, and more.
Medical Alert Systems Reviews: This guide from ConsumerAffairs.com features thousands of verified consumer reviews along with expert reviews and a breakdown of features each medical alert company offers.
National Council for Aging Care's unbiased Complete Guide To Medical Alert Systems
News 5 Medical Alert and Walk-in Tub Guides
ReadyNotify: ReadyNotify is a mass notification system used to notify citizens, residents, and businesses of emergency situations, non-emergency events and provide information about necessary actions.
Retirement Living - A national resource for consumer information related to retirement. This is an easy to use website dsigned to assist individuals in planning and making decisions about their retirement.
RxAssist: Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need.
Senior Guidance - Lists all services available to seniors living in Ohio, outlines helpful state programs and lists assisted living facilities in every city, village, township and county in Ohio.
Senior Living: As people age, it is important to acknowledge that there are inevitable changes in vision, reflexes and other aspects that can affect their ability to operate an automobile. This guide will provide some alternative options for those that are making a partial or full transition.
Link: Comprehensive Guide on Transportation for Seniors
Senior Transportation Connection: Senior Transportation Connection of Cuyahoga County is committed to providing comprehensive, efficient, and affordable transportation for senior adults in Cuyahoga County. STC serves North Olmsted residents aged 60 and older.
Surprising Facts: Top 9 Causes of Senior Falls
Link: Top 9 Causes of Senior Falls and Safety Tips to Prevent them| Medical Alert Advice
WRAAA: The Western Reserve Area Agency (WRAAA) is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering state and federal funded programs and services for older adults. Obtain useful information and download or order an Older Adults Resource Guide here.