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City Organizations & Government Sites

City of Cleveland - Department of Aging
The Department of Aging enhances the quality of life for Cleveland Seniors through advocacy, planning, service coordination, and the delivery of needed services.
Northeast Ohio First Suburbs Consortium
The Northeast Ohio First Suburbs Consortium was created by elected officials from mature, fully developed communities adjacent to or near the City of Cleveland, Ohio. Its objectives are to maintain, preserve, and redevelop the member communities; to insure that public funds are invested equitably; to foster regional cooperation; and to promote sustainable communities throughout Ohio.

County Organizations & Government Sites

Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services
The Community Office on Aging plans, advocates, develops and coordinates programs and services for seniors and at-risk adults in Cuyahoga County. This office also links DSAS and other Cuyahoga County agencies serving seniors and the aging network.
Ohio Department of Aging (ODA)
The ODA provide services and supports that improve and promote quality of life and personal choice for older Ohioans, adults with disabilities, their families and their caregivers.
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA)
The Area Agency is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering state and federal funded programs and services for older adults. It is one of twelve regional area agencies on aging designated by the Ohio Department of Aging as authorized by the federal Older Americans Act.
Cuyahoga County of Ohio : Official Government Home Page
The official site of Ohio's Cuyahoga County government; with links to all departments and services.
Cuyahoga County Auditor's Website
Site containing Ohio estate tax forms, property tax information, and other consumer information for residents.

National Organizations & Government Sites

AOA - National Organizations Listing
This listing presents websites of national organizations that provide information on a variety of issues.
National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.
The National Caucus on Black Aged addresses the particular needs of African American elderly.
Administration on Aging
Provides information on services to the elderly, especially to enable them to remain independent.

Current Events

Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer)
Get the latest Cleveland, OH local news, sports news & US breaking news.
Cleveland Scene
Provides online news, calendar, entertainment and a classified section for Cleveland and surrounding areas
Cleveland Jewish News
Provides local Jewish news for Northeast Ohio in print and online.
Cleveland Public Library's Listing of Online Newspapers (Local)
The Cleveland Public Library subscribes to many online, full text newspapers searchable by keyword. Titles include the Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal,and many more. Access requires a library card number.
Crain's Cleveland Business
For a quarter-century, Crain's Cleveland Business has been Northeast Ohio's leading source for weekly business news, analysis and commentary.
USA Today
Breaking news on weather, sports, world, science, financial, technology, travel, national, economy, and entertainment news
New York Times
Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate and more.
Washington Post
The Washington Post is a leading source for news and video on politics, national, federal government, foreign policy, business, green issues, and science.
PressDisplay (International Newspaper Access)
With Library PressDisplay users gain access to national and international publications on the day they are published, with a 60 day back issue display. It covers 70 countries and 37 languages and also provides instant translation and audio newspaper features. Readers can translate their newspaper into one of ten major foreign languages. Other features include page and article sharing, RSS and blogging ability. US Domestic publications include but are not limited to: Baltimore Sun, Chicago Sun, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, New Daily News, Washington Post and many more. International publications include but are not limited to: England’s Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Guardian, The Daily Telegraph; France’s LeFigaro and La Tribune; Russia’s Pravda and Moscow News; India’s Times of India, Hindustan Times, and The Hindu; China’s China Daily, China Digest, and China Economist; Brazil’s Valor Economico, Agora and Jornaldodia. Please explore the database to see more. Library card required

Healthy Aging

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
MEDLINEplus Exercise for Seniors
Keep up with the latest information regarding fitness for seniors. Good resource for advice on healthy aging , fitness facts, and staying active.
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Cleveland area agency dedicated to helping older people age with dignity
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Site provides useful information and resources on topics such as: health and wellness; economic security and work; long-term care and independent living; and personal enrichment.

Leisure & Recreation

Cleveland State University - Project 60
The Project 60 Program enables any Ohio resident, age 60 or older, to enroll in for credit classes at Cleveland State University on a tuition-free, academic space-available basis.
Cuyahoga Community College Senior Programs
Tri-C provides personal enrichment programs for seniors through stimulating on and off campus programs.
Case Western Reserve University - Senior Scholars
The university offers a fee-based seniors academically oriented enrichment program.
Cleveland Museum of Art
Collection of more than 30000 works of art ranges over 5000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, and includes masterpieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and more.
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks conserve significant natural resources and enhance people's lives by providing safe, high-quality outdoor education, recreation, and zoological opportunities. Further, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is committed to improving the future for wildlife.
Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and its summer home at Blossom Music Center, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, concert programming, and community engagement.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Collection features over four million specimens in the fields of anthropology, archeology, astronomy, botany, geology, paleontology, zoology, and wildlife. The Museum's Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium is one of the best equipped and most compelling facilities of its size in the nation.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Guests of the Garden can experience its 20 exquisite specialty gardens and exotic indoor biomes for year-round escape and delight. The Garden’s community involvement extends beyond its 10 acres in University Circle into city neighborhoods through its Green Corps program.
City of Cleveland - Parks, Recreation and Properties
The official city site for the divisions that maintain the rececreation centers, West Side Market, pools, golf courses, playgrounds and the Rockefeller Greenhouse.

Caregivers & Care Options

Eldercare.gov
The Eldercare Locator is your first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.
Fairhill Partners
over 23,000 Greater Clevelanders come to the Fairhill multi-tenant campus for services such as the Computer Learning Center, primary healthcare, home-delivered meals, employment assistance, art therapy, an intergenerational community school, temporary housing, programs for grandparents raising grandchildren, and the education and workshops offered by a school for caregivers.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
Family Caregiving 101
The site is designed to provide caregivers with the basic tools, skills and information they need to protect their own physical and mental health while they provide high quality care for their loved one.
National Family Caregivers Association
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.
Golden Age Centers of Greater Cleveland
The centers are nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives and enhancing the independence of older adults through life-enrichment programming in stand alone and supportive housing centers.
Caring Connections
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.

Finances & Employment

U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)
The official website of SSA that includes information onbenefits such as Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program in the United States
U.S. Department of Labor - Retirement Plans, Benefits & Savings
A site from the Labor Department that covers exact definitions of retirement plances and the agencies responsible for oversight.
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
The website provides information about the state's largest pension system is at your finger tips -- from legal, government and corporate matters to vendor and employment opportunities.
State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio
State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio is one of the nation’s premier retirement systems, serving 467,200 active, inactive and retired Ohio public educators.
Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
This system for Federal civilian employees who have retirement coverage are covered by FERS.
Veteran's Pension Programs
This website is intended to be an information resource for veterans, surviving spouses and children who might be eligible for VA's Pension Benefits.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Tax Information for Retirement Plans
This official government site discusses tax implacations related to retirement plans.

Law & Legal Issues

National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)
NSCLC publishes the latest updates on a wide variety of issues and benefits affecting seniors.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
Offers fact sheets, reporting numbers, news, a list of NCEA publications, bibliographies, statistics and resources.
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)
The NCPEA is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens.
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is the fifth oldest legal aid society in the world and has an illustrious history for providing high quality legal services for indigent clients.I t serves a five county area in northeast Ohio from Ashtabula County to Lorain County including the City of Cleveland which has the highest percentage of people living in poverty in the country. The Society has 39 attorneys and 33 other professionals and support personnel to serve 231,000 eligible clients in its service area.
Legal Corner from Senior Magazine Online
A variety of links providing legal answers and resources for seniors and caregivers. Areas covered include consumer issues, contracts, fraud, estate planning, social security, and social security.
FreeAdvice.com
FreeAdvice.com seeks to provide the most useful, easy-to-understand, comprehensive and balanced legal information and insurance help to consumers and small businesses, and to help people and businesses find answers to their legal and insurance questions and solutions to their legal and insurance problems.