Department on Aging

Department on Aging Building

Mission of the Department on Aging

The mission of the Geauga County Department on Aging is to support positive aging through programs, services, and resources that promote health, wellness, safety, independence and dignity.

Announcements

Tax scams that use e-mail and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days.  These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real.

Scammers often send an e-mail or call to lure victims to give up their personal and financial information.  The crooks then use this information to commit identity theft or steal your money.  Some call their victims to demand payment on a pre-paid debit card or by wire transfer.  But the IRS will not initiate contact with you to ask for this information by phone or e-mail.

If you get this type of ‘phishing’ e-mail, the IRS offers this advice:

  • Do not reply to the message.
  • Do not open any attachments or click on any links. They may have malicious code that will infect your computer.
  • Do not give out your personal or financial information.
  • Forward the e-mail to phishing@irs.gov.  Then delete it.

If you get an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS:

  • Ask for a call back number and an employee badge number.
  • If you think you may owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040.  IRS employees can help you.
  • If you Do not owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484 to report the incident.
  • You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission by using their “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov.  Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.

Be alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure.  The IRS will not initiate contact with you through social media or text to ask for your personal or financial information.

More information on how to report phishing or phone scams is available on IRS.gov.

IRS Tax Tip 2014-1

Are you a senior citizen who lives in Geauga County?  Do you have a doctor’s appointment that is outside of Geauga County and are looking for safe reliable transportation to get you to and from your medical appointment?

The Geauga County Department on Aging’s Escort Program offers transportation for Geauga County Seniors (age 60 and over) to their “out of county” medical appointments.  We are able to transport seniors to the following counties:  Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, Portage or Trumbull Counties for medical appointments.  The program runs Monday through Friday and has wheelchair accessible vehicles, if needed.

For more information on this program or other programs available for Geauga County Seniors, please call the Department on Aging at (440) 279-2130, (440) 564-7131 extension 2130, or (440) 834-1856 extension 2130.


Board of County Commissioners' Seal This department reports to the Board of County Commissioners:
Walter M. (Skip) Claypool, Timothy C. Lennon, and Ralph Spidalieri.