Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) is a private non-profit corporation, organized and designated by the State of Ohio to be the planning, coordinating and administrative agency for federal and state aging programs in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties. It is one of twelve Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in the state organized together with local service provider organizations and the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) to form the state's public aging services network. The network works together to develop systems of long-term services and supports (LTSS); and to create opportunities for older Ohioan's to receive them and to age successfully in their own homes and communities.
The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) has formally launched the Aging and Disability Resource Network (ADRN) in its five county serve area of Medina, Lake, Geauga, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties. This Network is composed of a group of offices on aging and non-profit organizations with professional staff who can guide older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities to services that support independence.
Programs and Services
Access Your Benefits is a benefits assistance program designed to help older adults and adults with disabilities apply for needed benefits.
Prescription Drug Discounts
Health Care Benefits
Nutrition Programs and Food Stamps
Property Tax Relief
Telephone Discount Programs
Home Energy Assistance Programs
Senior Employment Programs
Alzheimer's Association Support Services
Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Facilities
Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is an educational program for individuals experiencing a chronic health condition. CDSMP provides the confidence and motivation an individual needs to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is an educational program for Diabetics. DSMP provides techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes.
Matter of Balance (MOB) is an educational program designed to manage concerns about falls, reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have this concern.
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging Nutrition Programs
Nutrition program services are available to persons age 60 and older and their spouses regardless of age in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties. Services that are available are home delivered meals, congregate meals, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, nutrition education and risk screening. Priority is given to frail, homebound or isolated older adults and consumers. Nutrition services are not available in every community.
Family Caregiving Support Program
Care Management Programs
PASSPORT is a Medicaid waiver program that provides information to anyone who has questions about long-term care services. PASSPORT offers comprehensive in-person assessments by registered nurses and licensed social workers to help older persons, their family members and caregivers determine what services they need and want.
Aging and Disability Resource Network (ADRN)