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In collaboration with the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults, we’ve provided links on various topics concerning aging, disability, retirement, transportation, and various organizations offering assistance to Ohio residents.


Retirement & Aging

AARP (American Association for Retired Persons)
The official website for AARP.
http://www.aarp.org/

Medicare
The U.S. Government’s official Medicare site.
https://www.medicare.gov/medicare-and-you/medicare-and-you.html

Medina County Senior Service Network
Medina County resource guide for senior citizens.
http://www.medinaseniorservices.org/

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
National group helping seniors face the challenges of aging.
https://www.ncoa.org

Ohio Golden Buckeye Program
Offers information on the Golden Buckeye Card available for Ohio citizens 60 years or older.
http://aging.ohio.gov/goldenbuckeye/

Ohio Department of Aging
The State of Ohio’s website that offers services and support for Ohio senior citizens.
http://aging.ohio.gov

Social Security Administration
The federal government’s website with information about Social Security.
https://www.ssa.gov/

VFW Post 1089
Information about Wadsworth’s post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
https://www.facebook.com/vfw1089/

Wadsworth Older Adult Foundation
Information regarding this municipal group.
http://www.wadsworthcity.com/the-city/departments/center-for-older-adults/foundation-news.html

Wadsworth Soprema Senior Center & Café
Offers information about the programs and activities at the Senior Center.
http://www.wadsworthcity.com/the-city/departments/center-for-older-adults.html

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Offers advocacy, assistance, and answers on aging and disability for residents of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties.
http://www.psa10a.org/


Transportation

Faith in Action, Medina County
FIA offers transportation to and from medical appointments in Cuyahoga, Summit, Medina and Lorain counties, as well as transportation for local errands.
http://fiamedina.org/services/

Medina Country Transit
Information regarding transit route throughout Wadsworth and the rest of Medina County.
http://www.medinaco.org/transit/index.html


Assistance

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland
Catholic Charities offers various services for all ages in over 60 locations across Northeast Ohio.
http://ccdocle.org/

Community Action for Wayne & Medina Counties
CAWM provides self-help programs, housing initiatives, and educational opportunities for in-need families in Wayne & Medina counties.
http://www.cawm.org/about.html

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
The State of Ohio provides assistance to qualified Ohioans to help pay their home energy bill. For more information, or for the application, please visit their site.
https://development.ohio.gov/is/is_heap.htm

Homestead Exemption Program
A program through Medina County to reduce property tax bills for low-income senior citizens and totally disabled Ohioans.
http://www.medinacountyauditor.org/frm_hste.htm

Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties
A program offering low-cost meals for homebound citizens.
http://mow-starkwayne.org/

Medina County Job and Family Services
Medina County’s program for those in need of financial or healthcare assistance.
http://www.mcjfs.us/

Medina County Office for Older Adults
Provides information about the Medina County Senior Center, as well as information on assistance with transportation and meals.
http://www.mcooa.org/

Medina County Veteran’s Service Office
State agency providing assistance for veterans, dependents, and widows in their time of need.
http://www.medinacountyveteransserviceoffice.org/

Salvation Army
Information about assistance through the local chapter of the Salvation Army.
http://neo.salvationarmy.org/northeastohio/wadsworth

Visiting Nurses’ Association of Ohio
Organization providing information about home health care options.
http://www.vnaohio.org/

Wadsworth FISH
A local organization that provides emergency short-term assistance for in-need Wadsworth residents.
http://wadsworthfish.org/

Wayne County Department of Job and Family Services
Offers financial, social, and educational services for those in need in Wayne County.
http://www.wayneohio.org/agencies-departments/job-and-family-services/department-job-and-family-services

Wayne County Veterans Service Commission
Offers information for veterans living in Wayne County.
http://www.waynecountyveterans.org/