Who We Are
Established in 1972, the Council on Aging has been serving the needs of the senior residents of Lake County, Ohio who are aged 60 and over with services ranging from case management to nutrition, light housekeeping and home safety modifications to volunteer opportunities. The Council on Aging strives to offer services and resources that allow seniors to live independently and safely in their own homes. We also offer support to their families and caregivers. Click here to watch a short video on how the Council on Aging can help you.
In 2010, the Council on Aging introduced the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) in partnership with the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. As part of this statewide initiative, the ADRC provides Information & Assistance, Benefits Assistance, as well as, Long Term Support Options Counseling and expands services to include adults with disabilities. The goal of the ADRC is to create a single, coordinated system of information and access to long term services and supports. Click here for more information about the ADRC and how we can serve you.
The Lake County Council on Aging receives funding primarily from the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (federal & state funds), the Lake County Senior Citizen Services Levy, the United Way of Lake County, and donations and service fees.
Programs for those 60 and older include information and assistance, nutrition services, case management, in-home safety, homemaker services, long term support options counseling, benefits assistance, and much more.
The Lake County Aging and Disability Resource Center also serves adults 18 and over with disabilities for information and assistance, long term support options counseling, and benefits assistance. Please click here for detailed information about the Aging & Disability Resource Center.
For all of those 19 and older, the agency offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities that include Meals on Wheels drivers, Friendly Visitors, Grocery Shoppers and Senior Health Insurance volunteers.
The agency also offers computer education for those 40 and over who may live in Lake County or surrounding counties.
How to Get Started
When you call us at 440-205-8111 an Information & Assistance Specialist will answer your questions. You may also email email@example.com. Our specialists are trained to ask the right questions and guide you to the services and supports you need, even if you are uncertain as to what you are specifically looking for. Your call will be routed to the appropriate department depending upon your needs. If your needs cannot be addressed by the Information & Assistance Specialist, you may be referred to a Case Manager to arrange an in-home visit. During the visit, the Case Manager will talk with you, and anyone you want present, about your current situation and how you are managing, including your health, safety, nutrition, finances, housing, daily activities and any other issues. Together, you and the Case Manager will develop a care plan, including information, benefits, programs and services that you want from the Council on Aging or other agencies.
The Lake County Council on Aging is funded primarily through the Lake County Senior Citizens Services Levy, the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, the United Way of Lake County, various grants, fees and donations, and your generosity and support.