2018 March for Meals!:  Our 13th Annual March for Meals fundraising event will take place on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 from 8am - 10am at the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor!  March for Meals raises funds and awareness for our Meals on Wheels nutrition program for older adults. Each year our agency provides close to 200,000 home delivered meals and congregate meals at senior café sites throughout Lake County. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor of this event, you can access our Sponsor Packet on our Sponsor Page or call us at 440-205-8111, ext. 223.  You can walk with us the day of the event and raise pledges in support of Meals on Wheels.  All walkers who raise pledges of $100 or over will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Gift Card!   Please visit our Walker Registration page to register for the event.  $15 Walker fee for Adults / $5 for Children 12 and under.

2018 Lake County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted:  Have you wished you could recognize a Lake County senior for their contribution to our community?  Do you know a senior whose vitality and zest for life continues to impress you?  If so, take the opportunity to submit a nomination for the Lake County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame.  Nominations will be accepted through March 19th, 2018 and the Hall of Fame Awardee(s) will be honored at our Annual Meeting in the month of May.  The HOF Nomination Criteria can be found here and the official HOF Nomination Form can be found here.  The nomination form is a fillable form that can either be completed electronically and returned to us via the instructions on the form or it can be printed out, completed and mailed.  Please call us with any questions at 440-205-8111.

Share the Love:  The Lake County Council on Aging would like to thank all those who were involved with gathering non - perishable items for the Subaru of America 'Share the Love Event' in December of 2017. As a result, the agency was able to bag close to 100 emergency blizzard bags of food for our Meals on Wheels clients to be used when winter storms prevent the delivery of our Meals on Wheels. All of the Lake County Senior Centers participated along with RSVP, the Council on Aging and local businesses. Since 2008, the Share the Love Event has provided funding for 1.7 million meals to seniors nationwide and the Lake County Council on Aging has been the recipient of these valuable grants to provide meals for homebound Lake County seniors.  

For more information on the Share the Love Event, please visit your local Subaru dealer, or Meals on Wheels America.

Spaghetti Time!  Sunday, January 28th:  Who doesn’t like spaghetti & meatballs! Join your friends and family for a special fundraiser at the Stadium Grill on Sunday, January 28, 2018 as we start the countdown to March for Meals! Tickets are now available at the Council on Aging office at 8520 East Avenue, and all of the Council’s nutrition sites. Enjoy an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner (Dine In only) Cash Bar will be available. We will have Door Prizes, a 50/50 drawing and even a Chinese Auction. For more information or to donate a basket, call Dianne at (440) 205-8111 or email Dianneb@lccoa.org

Last year’s spaghetti fundraiser netted over $3000 for the March for Meals program!  The Stadium Grill is located at 8330 Tyler Blvd in Mentor and the event runs from 3PM – 7PM. 

Walmart Foundation Awards Grant to LCCoA:  Walmart and the Walmart Foundation presented a $75,000 grant to the Lake County Council on Aging to support our efforts to deliver more than 15,300 meals over the next year to homebound seniors through our Meals on Wheels program.  The grant was made available through the Foundation's State Giving Council.  These funds will help supplement important federal dollars which continue to decrease, and along with our levy this fall, this donation helps us meet growing needs, specifically with our Meals on Wheels program.  Our sincere thanks to the Walmart Foundation for being such a powerful partner in our fight against senior hunger!  Press Release

Vision 2020, Our Strategic Plan.  The Board of Directors of the Lake County Council on Aging have unanimously adopted a new strategic plan to guide the organization in its planning, activities, and initiatives over the next four years.  The plan, entitled "Vision 2020", was developed over several months with the input of county officials, representatives from community service agencies, the Senior Citizens Advisory Panel, recipients of LCCoA services, staff members and a sampling of the seniors of Lake County.  Click here to view a copy of Vision 2020. 

Investing in Older Adults: Check out this brief summary regarding the demographic and funding trends in the Western Reserve service area.  The summary is based on a report issued by the Center for Community Solutions

Warning! The Better Business Bureau warns of common senior scams.  For more information on how to protect yourself from scams visit our scam prevention page.                                          

2015 Senior Needs Assessment Final Report:  In October, 2015 the Lake County Commissioners and Senior Citizens Advisory Panel released the findings of a senior citizens needs assessment entitled “Lake County Ohio Senior Citizens: Today Tomorrow and in the Future”. The final report and operational plan is available through this link: 2015 Senior Needs Assessment  
          
Centenarians! We seek to honor all those residents of Lake County who have turned 100 years old this year. Visit our centenarian page to learn how to receive a beautiful Centenarian Certificate from the Council on Aging, along with name and birthdate recognition in our quarterly newspaper, “Bridge."             
 
For those caring for someone with Alzheimer's, dementia, or other memory impairments... Memory care support groups will be available throughout the year.  This schedule lists the dates, times, and locations of the meetings.  For more information, call The Alzheimer's Association at 440-974-7785.          
 

 

  


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Welcome

The Lake County Council on Aging of Ohio offers programs for those 60 and older including:  information and referral, support services, nutrition services, case management, in-home safety, homemaker services, and much more.  The non-profit agency is also an Aging and Disability Resource Center, serving individuals with disabilities who are age 18 and over.

Every donation is important, appreciated and will help to change the life of a senior right here in Lake County.  

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