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Resources of Southwestern Ohio:

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Provides information, referral, and support to those coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter also offers support and education groups to family members, professionals, and the community.

Contact Information:
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati
744 Linn Street Suite 1026
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Phone: 513-721-4284 or 800-441-3322

Catholic Social Services of Southwest Ohio
Services include counseling, support, and resources for families, children, and individuals. Catholic Social Services of Southwest Ohio also provides numerous programs on various topics. Six offices offer caring staff and resource access to persons of all faiths.

The Caregiver Assistance Network sponsored by Catholic Social Services of Southwest Ohio offers programs on all aspects of family caregiving for professionals, volunteers, and families. Educational programs, support groups, phone helplines, quarterly newsletters, and consulting services are also among the many services provided by the Catholic Social Services of Southwest Ohio.

Contact Information:
Catholic Social Services of Southwest Ohio
100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-241-7745
CARELINE: 513-929–4483

Cincinnati Area Senior Services
A continuum of services is provided to meet the needs of older adults including protective services, transportation, and home-delivered meals. Cincinnati Area Senior Services operates Evanston, Over the Rhine, and Mt. Auburn Senior Centers, Day Community Care, a Guardianship Assistance Program, and Substance Abuse Case Management. The Balancing Act is for employers who wish to provide elder care resources and referral services to their employees.

Contact Information:
2368 Victory Parkway, Suite 300
Cincinnati OH 45206
Phone: 513-721–4330

Council on Aging
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. COA promotes choice, independence, dignity, and well-being through a range of services that help people remain in their homes for as long as possible. Click here to read more about the Council on Aging’s in-home care programs and services.

Through home visits, health coaching, connection to community resources, and coordination of services, the Council on Aging helps thousands of people successfully transition from one care setting to another. COA’s transitional care programs help patients and providers prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions, ED visits, and nursing home placements. Click here to read more about the Council on Aging’s transitional care programs.

COA`s Aging and Disability Resource Connections Department (Call Center) is the "front door" to services and information for older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and professionals. COA’s knowledgeable staff answer questions, connect people to community resources, and help individuals apply for services. Call Center staff can take referrals from professionals – including physicians and pharmacists. Call (513) 721-1025 to make a referral Monday-Friday, 7 am-6 pm. Or, make a referral via COA’s website, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can select an option to be notified of the referral outcome.

COA is part of the national aging services network. This network includes the U.S. Administration for Community Living at the federal level and the Ohio Department of Aging at the state level. COA is one of 12 Area Agencies on Aging in Ohio and more than 600 nationwide. As an Area Aging Agency, COA is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administrating local, state, and federally funded programs and services for older adults and people with disabilities in a 21-county region. Click here for information about how to connect with Area Agencies on Aging throughout the country.

Contact Council on Aging:
175 Tri-County Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Make a referral to the Council on Aging

Department of Insurance Medicaid Program Benefits Program
This program pays for dental bills, prescriptions, medical bills, eyeglasses, and homemaker services. It may also pay bills or part of them depending on income.

Contact Information:
Ohio Department of Insurance Medicaid Program Benefits
2100 Stella Court
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone 614–644-2658
Ohio Department of Medicaid Programs

Giving Voice Foundation
As a local grassroots organization, we believe inspiring cross-generational conversations can inspire solutions so we create these events to bring together people from around the city and from every age group. We also believe older adults need health and community advocates. Our mission takes three main focuses: advocacy, education, engagement, and storytelling. We believe that together these four pillars give us an uncommon, but effective recipe for inspiring change. Each rests on the power of voice and conversation as tools for connection and solutions.

Contact Information:
Giving Voice Foundation
PO Box 27050
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Phone 513-399-6065 


National Resources:

AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Through information and education, advocacy, and service, AARP seeks to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity, and purpose. Founded in 1958 by retired California educator, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) today represents more than 35 million members. About half of the members are working, either full or part-time, while the others are retired. Nearly a third of the members are under the age of 60; those aged 60 - 74 comprise 46%, and 21% are 75 and older.

Contact Information:
601 E Streets
NW Washington, DC 20049
Phone: 800-424-3410 or 202-434-2277

American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is the premier professional organization of healthcare providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of over 6,000 healthcare professionals, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of healthcare for older adults. In the last decade, the Society has become a pivotal force in shaping attitudes, policies, and practices regarding health care for older people.

Anyone with an interest in geriatric health care is welcome to join the American Geriatrics Society. Current membership is comprised primarily of geriatrics health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, researchers, medical educators, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, health care administrators, and others.

Contact Information:
American Geriatrics Society
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801
New York, NY 10118
Phone: 212-308-1414

Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontological Society of America is a non-profit professional organization with more than 5,000 members in the field of aging. GSA provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policymakers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as we age.

Contact Information:
The Gerontological Society of America
1030 15th St. NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-842–1275

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form the National Institute on Aging to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.

Contact Information:
National Institute on Aging
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
Building 31, Room 5C27
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
Bethesda, MD 20892-2292
Phone: 301-496–1752

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