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LOCAL RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

 

Alzheimer's Association- Local Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association is the only national non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to conquering Alzheimer's disease through research and to providing education and support to people with Alzheimer's disease, their families, and caregivers. This is a link to the local chapter.

 

Goodwill Industries                              

Goodwill's mission is to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.

 

Mature Services                      

Here’s a direct link to Mature Services, an organization that provides resources and tools.

 

Mobile Meals                          

Mobile Meals staff and volunteers provide meals and supplements each day to people in their homes and at dining centers. Clients include people of all ages.

 

Adult Protective Services                     

This is a direct link to the Portage County’s Jobs and Family Services link which provides children, adults and families an effective support system to assist in obtaining self-sufficiency and a safe, stable, healthy living environment.

 

Area Agency on Aging            

The Area Agency on Aging is your leading source for programs, services and information specifically designed to help older adults and their families.

 

Dial-A-Ride- from Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA)

PARTA's Dial-A-Ride service provides door to door transportation in Portage County.

 

Outreach Services/Branch of Portage County District Library   

Link to the Portage County District Library page with information about beginning library service through the Outreach Services department.

           

Portage County Senior Services Center            

The primary mission of the Portage County Senior Services Center is to provide socialization opportunities for all Portage County Senior Citizens without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or ancestry. The secondary mission of the Senior Services Center is to make the community aware of all of the current and future needs of older Americans. The Center also serves as a human link between appropriate services and the needs of the individual Senior citizen.

 

Portage Senior Services Network (PSSN)       

The Portage Senior Services Network (PSSN)’s mission is to develop, coordinate, educate and advocate for a community network of care for seniors in Portage County.

 

Veterans Services                    

The Veterans Service Commission was established for the purpose of assisting veterans and their dependents who have met with unexpected hardship as a result of sickness, injury, disease, or lack of employment. 

 

 

STATE RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

 

Golden Buckeye Program                    

Merchants of all types (e.g., restaurants, retail, auto care, medical and more) voluntarily offer special savings or deals for older Ohioans who carry the Golden Buckeye card.

 

Midwest Care Alliance            

Midwest Care Alliance (MCA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes hospice care and supports the growth and development of provider programs through education, advocacy and technical information.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

Beginner's Guide to the Internet- from BBC                 

This is a free online beginner’s guide to using a computer. It offers lessons in navigating the computer, exercises in using the mouse, and it provides an easy introduction for first-time computer users.

 

Mousercise                              

This is an online website that provides free practice using the mouse. It offers many exercises and is especially good for first-time computer users.

 

Mouse-Aerobics         

This is an online website that provides free practice using the mouse. It offers many exercises and is especially good for first-time computer users.

 

Mousing Around                      

This is an online website that provides free practice using the mouse. It offers many exercises and is especially good for first-time computer users.

 

Online Games to Practice Mousing Skills          

This is an online website that provides free practice using the mouse. It offers many exercises and is especially good for first-time computer users. In addition, it provides free games to practice your skills.

 

Tutorials & Videos- from Hennepin County Library   

This is a link to the Hennepin County Library page which provides resources for tutorials on many of the most popular computer software applications. In addition, it offers access to exercises to practice your computer skills.

 

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & SERVICES

 

Administration on Aging                       

The mission of the Administration on Aging is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Aging      

This is a direct link to the Centers for Disease Control’s page dedicated to healthy aging.

 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)       

The Federal Trade Commission is the nation's consumer protection agency.

 

MedlinePlus: Seniors' Health                

This is a direct link to the MedlinePlus page dedicated to seniors’ health.

 

National Center on Elder Abuse: Administration on Aging

A resource for policy makers, social service, and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

 

National Council on Aging                   

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC.

 

NATIONAL "DO NOT CALL" REGISTRY  

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home.

 

National Institute on Aging                   

The National Institute on Aging has been at the forefront of the Nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.

 

Ohio Attorney General             

This is a direct link to the office of Ohio Attorney General.

 

Ohio Civil Rights Commission              

The primary function of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is to enforce state laws against discrimination. The commission receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.

           

Senior Citizens' Resources- from U.S. Government      

Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.

           

Social Security Administration  

This is a direct link to the Social Security Administration.

           

Eldercare and Disability Resources- from Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)            

There are many good on-line resources available to consumers about both eldercare and disability.  The resource materials included on the side navigation tabs are not intended to be an inclusive list of everything available, but rather are a list to provide some of the better consumer resources for your perusal.

 

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs                 

The mission of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)                  

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect you against employment discrimination.

 

GRANDPARENTING

 

Foundation for Grandparenting

The Grandparent Study is the longest ongoing study of the relationship between grandparents, grandchildren and parents.

 

Grandparenting- from AARP               

This is a direct link to the AARP page dedicated to providing grandparent resources.

 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren- from U.S. Government    

If you take care of grandchildren, find grandparent programs in your state and get information about benefits, assistance, and more.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Geriatrics and Eldercare

An independent study that has resulted in a gathering of relevant websites dedicated to geriatrics and eldercare.

CallerSmart Senior Citizens Resources

Helping to protect the elderly with compiled resources on money, housing, health, and more.