Local Agencies

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Finding The Help & Support You Need

The challenges facing older adults can sometimes be complicated, and you may not always know who to turn to for help. There are many agencies available for adults 55+ that can answer your questions and provide resources that make your life better. Family members and caregivers can also access the support they need to help loved ones.

While not a complete list of agencies you may contact, here is a list that can help you on the path to answers.

The Hub

You have questions about Medicare, social security, employment, health services…the list goes on. Where to start? Go to The Hub. Trained navigators at The Hub will guide you to available resources, agencies and educational materials that will help answer your questions. The Hub is part of Syntero, Inc., a trusted resource in our community for over 40 years. Syntero and the City of Dublin developed a partnership aimed at providing resources for residents to make Dublin their forever home.

To make an appointment at The Hub, call 614.889.5722 Ext. 810

Government Agencies Supporting Older Adults

To access information from the correct agency you often need to which jurisdiction your home address is assigned. The Geographic Information Services (GIS) map is a good place to start.

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Ohio offers an array of services and resources to help older adults and their families continue to grow, thrive and contribute. These services and resources are coordinated on the community level by local organizations including area agencies on aging, long-term care ombudsman programs, senior centers, employment providers and others.

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The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) plans, funds, and delivers services that help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their homes. With the assistance of area providers, COAAA arranges and coordinates services to help individuals with daily living such as homemaking, transportation, home delivered meals, and personal care.  Learn more here.

Nesterly Central Ohio is an intergenerational homesharing program offered by COAAA. The online platform allows homeowners (hosts) to rent their spare bedrooms to a younger generation (guests). Nesterly Central Ohio empowers hosts to earn extra income, receive help for simple household chores, and develop lasting friendships with their guests. Guests come from a diverse pool of community members, who may be graduate students or young professionals seeking affordable housing and connection with another generation.

Learn more here.

The Franklin County Office on Aging is primarily responsible for planning, coordinating, and providing centralized access to diverse services and programs that assist older adults, dependent adults, and their families in the maintenance of independent living. If you live in Franklin County, we can help.

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SourcePoint is Delaware County’s primary resource for professional expertise, services, and programs for adults who want to thrive after 55.

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Union County Senior Services can assist setting up services such as respite for caregivers as well as services for seniors such as personal care, homemaking, personal emergency response systems, utility and medication assistance and grocery shopping for home-bound seniors, among others.  These programs are provided on a sliding fee-scale and are funded by the National Family Caregiver and Title III Grans and the Union County Senior Services Sales Tax.

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Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1966 under the Social Security Administration and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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The Ohio Department of Insurance provides Medicare beneficiaries with free, objective health insurance information and one-on-one counseling through a program called the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP). OSHIIP’s hotline experts, speaker’s bureau, and trained volunteers educate consumers about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), Medicare Advantage options, Medicare supplement insurance, long-term care insurance, and other health insurance matters.

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Senior Options, administered by the Franklin County Office on Aging, is the “one-stop shopping” point for information and access to senior services. A single call to (614) 525-6200  can link older adults and their families with a caring professional trained to help solve senior problems.

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Non-profit Organizations Who Offer Services for Older Adults

Syntero’s programs for older adults help individuals, their families and their caregivers face the challenges of growing older. We are here to help.

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HandsOn Central Ohio provides easy, immediate access to thousands of programs and services available at a range of nonprofit, government, and healthcare organizations across Central Ohio.

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The Legal Aid Society of Columbus provides assistance to low-income seniors in the following areas:    

  • Simple Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Directives
  • Nursing Home Issues
  • Survivor & Transfer on Death Deeds
  • Defending Against Guardianships
  • Medicaid/Medicare

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For over 40 years Pro Seniors has helps seniors resolve legal and long-term care problems.

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LifeCare Alliance assists older adults or medically challenged residents in Franklin, Madison. Marion, Champaign and Logan counties through its signature programs. Their services help clients remain independent and in the comfort of their own homes.

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