There are few acts nobler than caring for an aging loved one or volunteering to help senior citizens in your local community. Located along the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is the second-most-populous city in the state of Ohio and this immense size provides residents with a variety of caregiver resources. These resources range from programs designed to support Cleveland caregivers to services that help seniors remain independent, arrange assistance with transportation, and even help locate affordable senior living options. Whatever your needs as a caregiver, senior, or volunteer helping in a senior living community, Seniorly.com have provided you with a useful list of Cleveland's 12 of the most helpful caregiver resources.
NAMI Greater Cleveland arranges weekly and monthly support groups for Cleveland caregivers, family members, friends, and the wider support group that caregivers lean on when caring for seniors. The support groups meet in various locations throughout the city of Cleveland on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with specialized group meetings available such as Spouse Support Groups for the partners of those dealing with senior living and wellness issues. Click here for NAMI Greater Cleveland.
Alzheimer's Association, Cleveland Area Chapter is a local outlet for Cleveland caregivers looking for access to a national database of information for identifying dementia-related conditions, dealing with early-onset symptoms, and helping loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer's live a better life. ALZ.org helps local Cleveland caregivers connect with others locally and nationally who are in their same shoes, sharing stories of their struggles and learning how to cope with the stress through support groups. Click here for Alzheimer's Association, Cleveland Area Chapter.
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Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging helps Cleveland seniors maintain an independent lifestyle while also supporting their health and wellness needs. The state-funded group plans and coordinates both home-based and community-based services to support any local adult with disabilities. The program covers those in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties, providing an Aging and Disability Resource Network (ADRN) as well as family caregiver support. Click here for Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.
Ohio Department of Aging is the state-level aging network run by the Ohio government. It offers programs and resources to all Ohioans to help maintain healthy, active lifestyles and also provides long-term support services for Cleveland seniors living at home or in senior living communities. Click here for Ohio Department of Aging.
City of Cleveland's Department of Aging is locally operated by the government of the City of Cleveland. The vision statement says it's all about the city's efforts: "Cleveland seeks to be so elder-friendly that current older residents desire to remain and former residents wish to return to the city." The department connects seniors and Cleveland caregivers with health and social services assistance, home maintenance programs, senior education and information, and coordination of free transportation. Click here for City of Cleveland's Department of Aging.
Consortium Against Adult Abuse, or C3A, advocates for Cleveland seniors to combat elder abuse and neglect. In addition to promoting awareness of elder abuse, the group also advocates for intervention and prevention of adult abuse and neglect. The primary action taken by the group comes at the legislative level as it seeks to find solutions to elder abuse and neglect, while also attempting to increase funding to combat these issues. Click here for Consortium Against Adult Abuse.
Rose Centers for Aging Well is a collective effort of the Golden Age Centers of Greater Cleveland and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, with the two groups combining resources in 2014. The goal of the center is to provide Cleveland seniors with in-home meal delivery, congregate meals, and activity programs designed to enable seniors to maintain social and educational connections in their life. Click here for Rose Centers for Aging Well.
University Hospitals Avon Health Center, Arthritis Water Class is one of many senior fitness classes that helps Cleveland seniors stay active as they age. In addition to the Arthritis Water Class, University Hospitals offers Aqua Cardio, Aqua Drills, and Core and Joints Water classes that make it easier for seniors to stay healthy without putting too much stress on their bodies. Click here for University Hospitals Avon Health Center, Arthritis Water Class.
Train 2U has senior fitness services that are perfect for Cleveland seniors who want to remain fit and active throughout their life. The sessions are available as group classes as 30- or 45-minute sessions, or available individually for those who might require greater attention during fitness programs. Train 2U employs educated, certified personal trainers so Cleveland seniors can rest assured they're in safe hands. Click here for Train 2U.
YMCA of Greater Cleveland, Active Older Adults supports active lifestyles among Cleveland senior residents with fitness classes designed just for seniors. The programs accommodate Cleveland seniors of all physical abilities and include yoga, water exercise, stretching, and walking clubs. Click here for YMCA of Greater Cleveland.
Home Repair Resource Center, Senior Program offers financial assistance to Cleveland seniors whose homes require repairs. The program includes a 90-minute assessment by the center to determine the need for any home repairs, helps seniors review estimates from contractors, and even inspects completed work to ensure Cleveland seniors received good value for their investment in home repairs. Click here for Home Repair Resource Center.
Kamm's Corners helps Cleveland seniors remain in their homes longer by removing the burden of home maintenance. Services from Kamm's include general home cleaning, assistance with yard work, removal and installation of storm windows, carpet cleaning, and even simple home repairs. Click here for Kamm's Corners.
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