Senior Help includes links to information and resources unique to seniors including home health care, insurance, transportation, discounts, and long-term care.
Legal and Long-Term Care Help
offers Ohio residents age 60 and older advice and information to solve legal and nursing home, adult care facility, and home health care problems.
Area Agencies on Aging
can help older adults with personal legal problems by offering advice on a variety of topics.
Ohio’s Best Rx
is designed to lower the cost of prescriptions for Ohio residents without prescription drug insurance coverage.
The Affordable Benefits Coalition
, a part of Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, helps senior citizens get low-cost prescription drugs.
Services for People on Medicare (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program - OSHIIP)
provides free unbiased information and counseling to people covered by Medicare.
The Ohio Benefit Bank connects Ohioans with a variety of available programs, including Medicare Premium Assistance, Extra Help for Medicare Part D, and Food Assistance. You can call 1-800-648-1176 to find a counselor near you who can assist you with your applications, or visit www.ohiobenefits.org to check your eligibility and complete applications on your own!
The twelve Ohio Area Agencies on Aging
work with public and private partners to respond to unique needs of older citizens and families in their areas to help them Ohioans age 60 and over to live as independently as possible.
In rural areas, 47 percent of those using public transportation are seniors and people with disabilities. Ohio transit systems
provide mobility in both urban and rural areas.
operates a Senior Community Service Employment Program in several Ohio counties
to help low-income seniors get the training they need to find jobs in their local communities.
, sponsored by ARP provides free income tax preparation services to middle and low-income elderly taxpayers.
Energy Assistance Programs
Ohio Department of Development programs
: Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP), Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP), Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP), and the Electric Partnership Program (PIPP) can help eligible seniors with the high cost of heating and cooling their homes.
Reduce Property Tax Burden
Ohio’s Homestead Exemption
allows seniors and totally disabled Ohioans to reduce their property tax burden by shielding some of the market value of their home from taxation.
First Stop for Information
Connect Me Ohio
, developed by the Ohio Dept. of Aging and the Connect Me Ohio Advisory Council, links to information about services for older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers. Topics can be sorted by location of services.
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