This section offers links, resources and contact information for a wide range of senior services and interests.
To view information on resources, click the “+” on the left side of the text.

Health information, assistance programs, caregivers support and other resources for seniors, their families and caregivers

Benefits Check Up

The website is operated by the U.S. Administration on Aging to help people to connect to government programs that can help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other needs, including the new Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.

Alzheimer’s Association

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Dental Care

This site offers Alzheimer’s-specific oral health advice and information.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education Referral Center

The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center in 1990 to “compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer’s disease” for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public.


(American Association of Retired Persons) AARP provides resources for elder empowerment: legislative, health, financial, family, home, legal, travel and fun.

National Assoc. of Area Agencies on Aging

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. The fundamental mission of the AAAs and Title VI programs is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home, thereby preserving their independence and dignity. These agencies coordinate and support a wide range of home- and community-based services, including information and referral, home-delivered and congregate meals, transportation, employment services, senior centers, adult day care and a long-term care ombudsman program.

Eldercare Locator

Call toll-free: 1-800-677-1116. The Eldercare Locator is a national toll-free referral number funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) to assist older people and their families find community services for seniors anywhere in the country. Administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging in cooperation with the National Association of State Units on Aging, the Eldercare Locator connects callers to the best state and community sources of information and assistance to address the issues, needs, or concerns of older persons and their caregivers.

Eldercare Locator Information Specialists take calls Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All calls are confidential. Recorded voice messaging is available 24 hours a day.

National Family Caregivers Association

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. The website offers information and education on helping caregivers advocate for themselves and their loved ones (care recipients).

Social Security Administration

Find information, forms and calculators for Social Security retirement benefits, disability, Medicare, survivors and more.

Veterans Affairs Department

Provides information on services and benefits to US military veterans, including pension, healthcare, burial, education and more.

OHSHIIP / Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program

This FREE service assists people in:

understanding how various policies work,

make sense of medical, Medicare and insurance bills, statements, etc.,

determine whether you are getting the benefits you are entitled to and what to do if you are not

better understand how to deal with Medicare and insurance in the future

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-686-1578

Fax: 614-752-0740

Family Caregiver Alliance

Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.


This extensive website offers a wealth of information about benefits as well as online enrollments, locators for doctors, hospitals, dialysis centers, help in planning for long term care and much more.

National Institutes of Health

A comprehensive resource for information on health issues, clinical trials, health news, grants and more…including a searchable library of medical information.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

part of the National Institutes of Health)

National Stroke Foundation

Keep life interesting with travel, hobbies, education, and more.


A not-for-profit organization offering travel and educational opportunities for people age 55 and better.


SeniorNet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of computer-using adults, age 50 and older. SeniorNet’s mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. SeniorNet offers a wide range of online classes, articles and more on topics from learning Greek, to using e-bay to clear out your attic, to digital photography.


(American Association of Retired Persons)AARP provides resources for elder empowerment: legislative, health, financial, family, home, legal, travel and fun.


(Home & Garden Television) HGTV is a lifestyle cable channel focusing on home improvement, interior design, gardening and crafts.

Resources for the mature worker.

As the generation of baby boomers ages, older adults will account for a growing percentage of the labor force. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2000, 13 percent of the workforce was age 55 or older; by 2015 that number is expected to rise to 20 percent. For seniors (or anyone) who wants to work for whatever reason…these websites offer tools to search for jobs, polish your resume, hone your interviewing skills and more.




Senior Community Service Employment Program

SCSEP’s mission is to promote pathways to economic liberty for older individuals and their families through the enhancement of employment opportunities for older Americans and the promotion of older workers as a solution for businesses seeking a trained, qualified, and reliable workforce.

U.S. Dept. of Labor — Education & Training Administration

Senior Service America

Senior Service America is a non-profit organization that helps provide training and employment opportunities to older adults who work to fill community needs. This website also has posts numerous articles on mature employment topics.

Resources for the mature worker.

As the generation of baby boomers ages, older adults will account for a growing percentage of the labor force.

Credit Reporting Agencies

To order a credit report or report lost or stolen cards or other issues, contact them at:











Information regarding internet safety, identity theft:


Federal Trade Commission (FTC)


Call your State Attorney General’s Office Ohio AG


Privacy Rights Clearinghouse


Hancock County Department of Job and Family Services
7814 County Road 140, P.O. Box 270
Findlay, OH 45839-0270
Phone: 419-422-0182, 800
1-855-275-3537 or 1-855-ASK-DJFS

Hancock County Children Services Agency
7814 County Road 140, P.O. Box 270
Findlay, OH 45839-0270
Phone: 419-424-7022
After Hours Emergency: 419-424-7022

Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1700 E Sandusky St.
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: 419-422-6387
Adult Protective Services
7814 County Rd. 140, P.O. Box 270
Findlay, Ohio 45839-0270
Phone: 419-422-0182, ext 317 or 800-228-2732

Findlay City Health Dept (Hancock County)
1644 Tiffin Ave., Suite A
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 424-7105


Ohio Assistance Programs

You can obtain aid, grants and assistance in all counties and cities located in Ohio, including Columbus and Cleveland. In addition to the programs offered by the state listed below, find organizations and charities in Ohio that can provide help with paying bills and other expenses such as rent. www.needhelppayingbills.com
Ohio Department of Aging Golden Buckeye Program

More than two million Ohioans are eligible for the Golden Buckeye card, honored at 20,000 businesses statewide. Golden Buckeye cardholders have saved an estimated $2 billion since 1976. All Ohioans age 60 or older, as well as adults age 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security, are eligible for a free Golden Buckeye card. www.aging.ohio.gov/goldenbuckeye

Ohio Government Resources

Looking for work, for tax forms and information, to start a business, to find state agencies, to find online government services, for the BMV, for voting information, for help? www.ohio.gov

Ohio Housing Locator

Search for housing in Ohio
Ohio Consumer Council

Established in 1987, our mission as a non-profit, consumer organization is to educate and guide consumers in their purchase of safe, reliable products and services. We achieve our mission through financial education programs; communicating and engaging our members via newsletters, conferences, and web-based programs; and, advocating on behalf of consumers to ensure their interests are protected and their quality of life is enhanced.

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