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Senior Services


Senior Services/Division of Aging

12525 Lake Avenue
(216) 521-1515
Fax: (216) 521-2613 FAX
Email: aging@lakewoodoh.net


The Division of Aging was established in 1973 to provide a continuum of responsive services to Lakewood’s older residents.

The Lakewood Division of Aging provides programs, services and activities which enhance the lives of older adults by encouraging them to live dignified, independent and productive lives in our community.

This is accomplished through administration of service programs in five core areas:

  • Center Activities and Programs
  • Transportation Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Social Work and Supportive Services
  • Volunteer Program
  • Center Activities/Programs+-

    Senior center activities and programs: A monthly calendar with scheduled events and lunch menus are available in print and by clicking on these links:

    Come to the center and enjoy a wide range of activities and programming including:

    • Fitness options including Adaptive Tai Chi, Slow Flow Chair Yoga, Adaptive Jazzercise, Line Dancing and Silver Strengths
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Games and Bingo
    • Book Discussion Club and Play Reading Group
    • Movies
    • Special speakers and presentations
    • Parties, celebrations and special events
    • Education & safety
    • Community resources
    • My Senior Center

    Call 216-521-1515 for more information.

  • Transportation Services+-

    Non-Medical Transportation

    Vans are available to transport Lakewood residents to Cove and for recreation and social events.

    In addition, special trips are made to local grocery and shopping destinations and Lakewood Community Services Center.

    For more information, call 216-521-1515.

    Medical Transportation

    Medical Transportation can be scheduled three weeks ahead of a medical appointment and no later than three business days prior to a medical appointment.

    Contact (216) 521-1515

    Here’s the link to the RTA for additional transportation options.

  • Nutrition services+-

    CONGREGATE MEALS
    Served to individuals 60 and older attending the center, Monday through Friday.

    • Monthly menus are posted at the center and in the monthly newsletter
    • Reservations are to be completed by noon on Wednesdays the week prior
    • Reservations may be made by phone or using “My Senior Center” system

    HOME DELIVERED MEALS
    Lakewood Residents who are age 60 and older and homebound.

    • One meal a day will be delivered between the hours of 10:30AM and 12:30PM, Monday through Friday
    • Volunteers deliver the meals and are unable to leave meals if the participant is not home
    • Excessive failure to not cancel or be home to accept the meal may impact continued enrollment in the program
    • Contact the Nutrition office at (216) 521-1515
  • Social Work & Supportive Services+-

    Supportive Services offered to seniors and caregivers including:

    • Accessing services, resources and benefits
    • Coordinating delivery of services of nutrition and transportation options offered by the Division of Aging
    • Assistance with OSHIP & Medicare
    • Referrals to Community Services & Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities+-

    Volunteers of all ages are needed for:

    • Delivering meals to the homebound
    • Programs/Activities
    • Kitchen help
    • Arts
    • And much more!

    For more information, call (216) 521-1515.

  • Aging FAQs+-

    Division of Aging-(216) 521-1515

    Q:        Is this the county? 

    A:       No. This is the City of Lakewood. All county related assistance including child support, food stamps, health insurance, job training, and emergency assistance can be found by calling Cuyahoga County Department of Jobs and Family Services at (216) 987-7000  or Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services at (216) 420-6700.

    Q:       What does the Division of Aging do?  

    A:       The primary goal of the City of Lakewood’s Division of Aging is to enable older residents to stay safely in their homes and community while sustaining a quality of life that is both meaningful and productive. Contact number is (216) 521-1515 or email aging@lakewoodoh.net.

    Q:       Who do I call if I think a senior is being abused, neglected or exploited? 

    A:        Please call for Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services Adult Protective Services at (216) 420-6700.

    Q:       My mother can no longer function independently and is unable to care for herself. Who can I call?  

    A:       Please call the Division of Aging Supportive Services at (216) 521-1515 or contact Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services at (216) 420-6700.  

    Q:        What is available for an older person who can no longer drive and has no formal support system for transportation?   

    A:        Please call the Division of Aging at (216) 521-1515.  The Division of Aging offers transportation for Lakewood seniors, 60 and over to medical appointments, senior centers, grocery shopping, special events and public benefits. 

    Q:        I have to relocate and I don’t know where to begin. What housing information is available?   

    A:        Please call the Division of Aging Supportive Services at(216) 521-1515.    Division of Aging Supportive Services provide resources and information on affordable housing, subsidized housing, housing with assistance for seniors and other housing alternatives. 

    Q:        Insurance and the Medicare changes are so confusing. Who can assist me with insurance and navigating the health care insurance system? 

    A:        Please call the Division of Aging Supportive Services at (216) 521-1515.   Division of Aging Supportive Services can provide links to resources for Medicare, Medicaid and HMOs.   To schedule appointments for Ohio Benefits or Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), which is located at the Senior Center, please call: (216) 521-1515. 

    Q:        I have recently retired and would like something to do to keep busy. Who can I talk to?   

    A:        Please call the Division of Aging at (216) 521-1515.  The Division of Aging operates a Senior Center and meal site with various activities, programs, events and trips as well as volunteer opportunities. Additionally, the city’s website has a volunteer page listing many non-profit organizations which offer volunteer opportunities.