Department on Aging

Geauga County Department on Aging (GDA) Updates for July 2020

Agency Update 7-14-2020:

Our staff are working and available to provide assistance, information and referrals to community partners over the phone. Please do not hesitate to call our office - we are here to help. Follow the Geauga County Department on Aging to receive up to date information on our programs and services on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GeaugaCountyDepartmentonAging.

  • All walk-in and routine office appointments continue to be postponed until further notice. We are happy to schedule phone appointments and virtual appointments.
     
  • GDA Senior Centers and Adult Day Services remain closed for onsite and outdoor programming. GDA Senior Centers and Adult Day Services will remain closed throughout the month of July. We do not have an anticipated date to reopen for onsite and outdoor programming at this time.
     
  • Seniors Centers are offering distance programming and recreation resources. Please contact your local senior center for more information.
    Chardon Senior Center: 440-279-2126
    Middlefield Senior Center: 440-632-0611
    West Geauga Senior Center: 440-279-2163
    Bainbridge Senior Center: 440-279-1313
     
  • Urgent or critical matters that cannot be addressed over the phone or postponed, may be scheduled a face to face appointment at the Agency’s discretion. Anyone scheduled for a face to face appointment must comply with social distancing, wear a face covering and complete a health questionnaire and temperature screening.
     
  • Legal Service appointments that were previously cancelled are in the process of being rescheduled and a limited number of new Legal Service appointments are available.
     
  • Out of County Medical Transportation is accepting requests for rides to Out-of-County medical appointments. Please call 440-279-2134 to request a ride.
     
  • Senior trash pick-up is in the process of being rescheduled.
     
  • The Senior Home Safety Program is providing limited services on a case by case basis, for issues concerning safety, security and accessibility in and around the home. Seniors in need of Home Safety Services for immediate safety or accessibility issues should call 440-279-2130 for assistance and/or referrals.
     
  • Our Home Delivered Meals program continues to operate as usual. Seniors interested in receiving Home Delivered Meals can call 440-279-2138 to receive a Home Delivered Meals Eligibility Assessment.
     
  • Congregate Meals “To-Go” are available for pick up at each of our Senior Center locations. Seniors interested in receiving a Congregate Meal “To-Go” should call their local Senior Center by 9:00 a.m. the days they would like to pick up a meal. Offered Monday through Friday.
     
  • Non-perishable food items and food pantry assistance are available. Our staff can assist with supplying basic nonperishable food items through our Senior Food Pantry or Local Food Pantry and then deliver these items to Geauga County seniors.
     
  • Non-perishable food donations to support the senior food pantry are greatly appreciated. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday 8am-4pm at 470 Center Street #2, Chardon.
     
  • The best way to find out Agency updates and information is to follow the Geauga County Department on Aging on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GeaugaCountyDepartmentonAging.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to take responsible actions for the safety of our staff, seniors and our community.

If you have questions or need additional information please call the GDA Administrative Office at (440) 279-2130 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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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.

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James W. Dvorak, Timothy C. Lennon, and Ralph Spidalieri.