SENIOR ORGANIZATIONS

AARP
17 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (866) 389-5653
Fax: (614) 224-9801
Email: ohaarp@aarp.org
Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.
60788 Southgate Road, Byesville, Ohio 43723
Phone: (740) 439-2294
Email: aaa9@aaa9.org
Website: www.aaa9.org
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Their mission is to work with people, communities, and organizations to educate, prepare, and assist them in meeting the needs of aging. They are designated by the Ohio Department of Aging as one of America’s nearly 700 Area Agencies on Aging.

Arthritis Foundation – Central Ohio Office
3740 Ridge Mill Dr., Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Phone: (614) 876-8200
Website: www.arthritis.org
Provides tools and resources for those living with arthritis, community programs dedicated to arthritis awareness, and how to understand and manage your arthritis. They lead and fund scientific research to discover more about what causes arthritis and how it can be cured.

Coshocton County Senior Center
201 Brown’s Lane, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-4852
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Director: Ryan Adams
Website: www.knohoco.org
Offers a variety of activities throughout the year for senior citizens in Coshocton County. The Center serves lunch at noon on weekdays and provides activities from exercising to computer classes, dancing, crafts, health assessments, special events, and entertainment.

Coshocton Senior Volunteer Program
201 Browns Lane, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-4852
Coordinator, Coshocton Senior Center: Pat Shryock
E-mail: pshryock@knohoco.org
Website: www.knohoco.org
This program helps individuals work for their communities by volunteering in the schools, planting gardens, computer programming, food distribution at the Senior Center, and much more. These volunteers are placed in a safe work environment where they can put their skills and experiences to work helping others. Currently, they have 20 non-profit work sites. They also have a travel club. A United Way Agency.

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. 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.

Greater Eastern Ohio Alzheimer’s Association
408 Ninth St. SW, Canton, Ohio 44707
Fax: (330) 966-7757
Toll Free: 1-800-272-3900
Email: geoachl@alz.org
Website: www.alz.org
Serving Carroll, Coshocton, Holmes, Muskingum and Tuscarawas County. Helps families and caregivers learn about the disease and receive emotional support. They also have information regarding legal, financial, and lifestyle needs and information on care options.

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland, CAC
120 North 4th St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-9801
Website: www.knohoco.org
President: J. Michael Stephens
Provides transportation to and from the Coshocton County Senior Center for Coshocton County senior residents only.

Kno-Ho-Co Ashland Senior Services (Home-Delivered Meals on Wheels)
201 Brown’s 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. There is a suggested $2 donation.

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. Their mission is helping older adults maintain their independence by empowering them, protecting their interests, and helping them access resources.

Medicare
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244
Toll Free: 1-800-MEDICARE
Website: www.medicare.gov
Offers a variety of drug coverage, hospital insurance, medical insurance, and other coverage. Their website offers information on Medicare coverage, claims and appeals, managing your health, forms, and other information.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Ohio Buckeye Chapter
6155 Rockside Rd, Suite 202, Independence, Ohio 44131
Phone: (800) 344-4867
E-mail: OHAWebmaster@nmss.org
Website: www.nationalmssociety.org
The Ohio Buckeye Chapter works to improve the quality of life for more than 14,000 people affected by MS and their families in 64 Ohio counties and raise funds for critical MS research.

Ohio Department of Aging
246 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 1-800-266-4346
Website: www.aging.ohio.gov
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ohio Department of Aging receives and administers funding from a variety of state and federal sources and oversees several programs.

Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program
50 W Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-2658
Website: www.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.

PASSPORT
Phone: 1-800-945-4250
Website: http://aging.ohio.gov/services/passport/
A Medicaid Waiver program providing in-home services for elderly people who may otherwise be in a nursing home. It is an alternative to nursing home care to those of low income. Must be at least 60 years or older and at risk of being placed in a nursing home to qualify.

R.S.V.P.
Coordinator: Elaine Wilson
Phone: (740) 622-9801 ext. 1023
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 work stations based on their work experience and hobbies. Each volunteer has a right to transfer to another work station if they so choose. They work with non-profit agencies in Coshocton and can choose how many hours they work each week.

Social Security Administration
3823 James Court, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 1-855-884-3408
Website: socialsecurity.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 APARTMENT HOUSING IN COSHOCTON COUNTY

Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority (The Meadows)
823 Magnolia St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-6300
Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Executive Director: Gregory J. Darr
Provides housing and housing assistance for those who qualify in Coshocton County. Applications can be obtained at the office or online. Birth certificates and social security numbers must be presented at time of application. The authority also offers a rental assistance community for elderly and disabled individuals at Parkview North located at 410 Locust Street in downtown Coshocton.

Juanita Potts Family Home
77 Mission Ridge Road, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 294-3072
Contact: Deric Potts
Website: JPFamilyHome.com
They offer private rooms, private bath, medication management, activities, bathing assistance, mobility assistance and more. Temporary stays are also available.

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: (740) 552-4770
Contact: Kayleen R. Blackstone
Website: fcaffordablehousing.com
Elderly admission preference community of 62 and older. Rent is based on 30% of income. Utilities included in rent. They offer a community room, library, arts and crafts room, laundry facilities, and planned social activities.

Seton Coshocton
377 Clow Lane, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-7664
Contact: Roxana Conkle
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
Contact: Stacy Guilliams, executive director
Residents must be able to pay for their own apartment. Small pets are allowed. Offers scheduled transportation, activity areas, special events, beautiful courtyard, worship services, and a beauty shop.

SENIOR DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

AARP
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program: 1-866-534-7216
Pharmacy Services: 1-800-456-2226
Website: www.aarp.com
AARP provides a money-saving mail order service

AARP Driver Safety Information Line
Phone: 1-888-227-7669
Website: www.aarp.org
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 and Medicaid
Coshocton County Job and 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: 1-866-923-7879
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, meet income guidelines, and be a legal US citizen.

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