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Alzheimer's Association- Local Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association is the only national non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to conquering Alzheimer's disease through research and to providing education and support to people with Alzheimer's disease, their families, and caregivers. This is a link to the local chapter.


Goodwill Industries                              

Goodwill's mission is to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.


Mobile Meals                          

Mobile Meals staff and volunteers provide meals and supplements each day to people in their homes and at dining centers. Clients include people of all ages.


Adult Protective Services                     

This is a direct link to the Portage County’s Jobs and Family Services link which provides children, adults and families an effective support system to assist in obtaining self-sufficiency and a safe, stable, healthy living environment.


DirectionHome- Agency on Aging            

A leading source for programs, services and information specifically designed to help older adults and their families.


Outreach Services/Branch of Portage County District Library   

Link to the Portage County District Library page with information about beginning library service through the Outreach Services department.


Portage County Senior Services Center            

The primary mission of the Portage County Senior Services Center is to provide socialization opportunities for all Portage County Senior Citizens without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or ancestry. The secondary mission of the Senior Services Center is to make the community aware of all of the current and future needs of older Americans. The Center also serves as a human link between appropriate services and the needs of the individual Senior citizen.


Veterans Services                    

The Veterans Service Commission was established for the purpose of assisting veterans and their dependents who have met with unexpected hardship as a result of sickness, injury, disease, or lack of employment. 





Golden Buckeye Program                    

Merchants of all types (e.g., restaurants, retail, auto care, medical and more) voluntarily offer special savings or deals for older Ohioans who carry the Golden Buckeye card.






This is an online website that provides free practice using the mouse. It offers many exercises and is especially good for first-time computer users.


Mousing Around                      

This is an online website that provides free practice using the mouse. It offers many exercises and is especially good for first-time computer users.


Online Games to Practice Mousing Skills          

This is an online website that provides free practice using the mouse. It offers many exercises and is especially good for first-time computer users. In addition, it provides free games to practice your skills.





Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Aging      

This is a direct link to the Centers for Disease Control’s page dedicated to healthy aging.


Federal Trade Commission (FTC)       

The Federal Trade Commission is the nation's consumer protection agency.


MedlinePlus: Seniors' Health                

This is a direct link to the MedlinePlus page dedicated to seniors’ health.


National Council on Aging                   

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC.



The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home.


National Institute on Aging                   

The National Institute on Aging has been at the forefront of the Nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.


Ohio Attorney General             

This is a direct link to the office of Ohio Attorney General.


Ohio Civil Rights Commission              

The primary function of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is to enforce state laws against discrimination. The commission receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.


Senior Citizens' Resources- from U.S. Government      

Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.


Social Security Administration  

This is a direct link to the Social Security Administration.


Eldercare and Disability Resources- from Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)            

There are many good on-line resources available to consumers about both eldercare and disability.  The resource materials included on the side navigation tabs are not intended to be an inclusive list of everything available, but rather are a list to provide some of the better consumer resources for your perusal.


U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs                 

The mission of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)                  

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect you against employment discrimination.





Foundation for Grandparenting

The Grandparent Study is the longest ongoing study of the relationship between grandparents, grandchildren and parents.