AARP
17 S. High Street, Suite 800
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 866-389-5653
Email: ohaarp@aarp.org
Website: www.aarp.com
AARP is a non-profit organization that offers a wide variety of programs and services to older Americans. Their charitable affiliate, AARP Foundation, is a voice and advocate for Americans 50 years and older who are struggling financially and emotionally in today’s society. They also have a variety of publications with tips, news, and educational information.

Adult Protective Services

Coshocton County Job and Family Services
725 Pine St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-1020
Website: coshoctonjfs.org/adultservices.php
Helps those ages 60 and older who are in danger of harm, unable to protect themselves, and may have no one to assist them. Elder abuse includes but is not limited to physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exploitation, emotional abuse, abandonment, and self-neglect.

Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, Inc.
1730 Southgate Parkway
Cambridge, OH, 43725
Phone: 740-439-2294
Email: aaa9@aaa9.org
Website: www.aaa9.org
Their mission is to work with people, communities, and organizations to help older adults and people with disabilities live independently and enjoy the highest quality of life possible. They are designated by the Ohio Department of Aging as one of America’s nearly 700 Area Agencies on Aging.

Coshocton County Senior Center
201 Browns Lane
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-4852
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Director: Christy Neighbor
Website: www.knohoco.org
Offers a variety of activities throughout the year for adults age 60 and over in Coshocton County. The Center serves lunch at noon on weekdays.  Home delivered meals are available to eligible Coshocton County residents and transportation can be provided to and from the senior center for lunch.

Eldercare Locator
Phone: 1-800-677-1116
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Email: eldercarelocator@n4a.org
Website: www.eldercare.gov
A nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services in their area. Helps to identify local trustworthy support resources for seniors. Their goal is to provide users with the information and resources that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes as long as possible.

Kno-Ho-Co Ashland Senior Services (Home-Delivered Meals)
201 Browns Lane
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-4852
Homebound seniors 60 years and older may receive a nutritious meal with a hot meal delivered weekdays to the home with the added benefit of someone checking in on the person. For supplemental nutritional needs the Senior Center sponsors a food commodity program where eligible seniors may receive a 30 – 35 lbs. food box each month filled with cereal, juice, canned meats, fruits, and vegetables as well as other food staples.  The commodity program does have income guidelines so please contact the center for more details.

Legal Hotline for Older Americans
Pro Seniors, Inc.
7162 Reading Road
Suite 1150
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 1-800-488-6070
Website: www.proseniors.org
Provides free legal assistance to Ohioans ages 60 or older. They also teach Ohioans how to avoid Medicare fraud and identity theft.

Medicare
Toll Free: 1-800-MEDICARE
Website: www.medicare.gov
Offers a variety of drug coverage, hospital insurance, medical insurance, and other coverage. The website offers information on Medicare coverage, claims and appeals, managing your health, forms, and other information.

Ohio Department of Aging
246 N. High St. First Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 1-800-266-4346
Website: www.aging.ohio.gov
Hours: M – F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ohio Department of Aging is the sole state agency to coordinate Older Americans Act programs and services, as well as other services to meet the needs of Ohio’s elders. Receives federal funding to support services for older Ohioans.

Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program
50 W Town Street, Third Floor, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 800-686-1526
Hours: M – F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Website: www.insurance.ohio.gov
Email: oshiipmail@insurance.ohio.gov
Their mission is to provide consumer protection through education and fair but vigilant regulation while promoting a stable and competitive environment for all insurers.

R.S.V.P.
Coordinator: Elaine Wilson
P.O. Box 271
Coshocton, Ohio, 43812
Phone: 330-204-4347
Contact Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
E-mail: ewilson@coadinc.org
For individuals 55 years and older. Volunteers are placed in non-profit organizations based on their work experience and hobbies. Each volunteer has a right to transfer to another work station if they so choose. They can choose how many hours they work each week. The program is looking for more non-profit organizations that are looking for volunteers.

Social Security Administration
3823 James Court
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 1-855-884-3408
Website: ssa.gov
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
You should apply three months before you want coverage to begin. File over the Internet, over the telephone, or at the office. Call to schedule appointments and make sure you are aware of the documents that need to be presented at the time of application.

SENIOR HOUSING IN COSHOCTON COUNTY

College Park, Inc.
380 Browns Lane Suite 8
Coshocton, OH, 43812
Phone: 740-623-4607
Website: www.collegeparkinc.com
The ability to stay in your own home is important even as you age. College Park can help elderly stay in their own home with the assistance of personal care, homemaking, respite care, chore services, errands, general assistance, and safety monitoring. Hourly rates apply. See their website for all payment options.

Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority (The Meadows)
823 Magnolia St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-6300
Provides housing and housing assistance for those who qualify in Coshocton County. Applications can be obtained at the office. Birth certificates and social security numbers must be presented at time of application.

Covington Square Apartments
380 Browns Lane Suite 8
Coshocton, OH, 43812
Phone: 740-622-4603
Email: info@covingtonsquareapartments.com
Conveniently located next to Buehler’s Food, these apartments have all the comforts of home. From air conditioning, gas furnaces, and a full kitchen with oak cabinets to full size washer and dryers to each apartment, the goal is for each individual to live independently without the hassle of home maintenance with the reassurance of home health care available close by if the need arises.

Ravenswood Limited
206 East Main St
Warsaw, Ohio 43844
Phone: 740-824-4409
Offers 24 units housing the disabled and elderly of the community. Offers a community room and laundry services.

Riverside Towers
85 W. Pine St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 855-434-3759
Website: riversidetowersapts.com
Amenities include 24-hour staff, close to downtown shopping and restaurants, controlled building access, community library, rec room, and others. Apartment amenities include a private balcony, walk-in closets, a fully-equipped kitchen, and many others. Pets are welcome, but restrictions apply.

Seton Coshocton
377 Clow Lane
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-7664
Applicants must be at least 62 years or older. Offers country setting, social activities, library, game/puzzle room. Pets allowed.

Windsorwood Place
255 Brown’s Lane
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-623-4600
Website: abbingtononline.com/windsorwood-place
A single-story assisted living facility consisting of 50 residential apartments. Amenities include large activity and community room, fully-equipped family kitchen area, library and beauty parlor, walking paths, enclosed courtyard, and other amenities.

SENIOR DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

AARP Medicare Plans
Phone: 1-877-699-5710
Website: aarpmedicareplans.com
Medicare offers many insurance plans that can help pay for hospital visits, doctor visits, outpatient and inpatient care, prescription drug coverage, and many more. Check their website to determine what plan is right for you.

AARP Driver Safety Information Line
Phone: 1-800-350-7025
Website: www.aarpdriversafety.org
Email: customerservice@aarpdriversafety.org
A refresher course in driving for those 50 years and older. Some insurances offer discounts for completing an AARP classroom driver’s safety course. Call or go online for more information.

Benefits Check-Up
Website: www.benefitscheckup.org
Fill out an online application to see what government benefits you may be eligible for that may help with food, medications, utilities, housing, health care, and other expenses.

Food Stamps & Medicaid Coshocton County Job & Family Services
Coshocton County Job & Family Services
725 Pine St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-1020
Website: coshoctonjfs.org
The Public Assistance Division establishes initial and ongoing eligibility for Ohio Works First, Medicaid, Disability Assistance, and food stamps. Call to obtain an application or apply in person.

Golden Buckeye Card
Phone: 1-800-422-1976
Website: www.goldenbuckeye.com
Available to people over 60 years of age. Most retailers offer discounts to shoppers who have a Golden Buckeye Card. This may be obtained the first day of the month after your 60th birthday. Also available to those with disabilities ages 18-59.

Together RxAccess
Phone: 1-800-444-4106
Website: www.TogetherRxaccess.com
Discounts of 25 – 40% on prescription drugs if you meet qualifications. Must have no other drug coverage, and meet income guidelines.

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SENIOR WEB INFORMATION:

Administration for Community Living
www.acl.gov

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org

American Heart Association
www.heart.org

American Society on Aging
www.asaging.org

Department of Veteran Affairs
www.va.gov

Generations United
www.gu.org

National Aphasia Association
www.aphasia.org

National Council of Aging
www.ncoa.org

National Parkinson Foundation
www.parkinson.org

National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org

Justice in Aging
www.nsclc.org

Ohio Department of Insurance
www.insurance.ohio.gov

Senior Net
www.seniornet.com

United States Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov

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