LOCAL RESOURCES AND LINKS
NOT SURE WHO TO CALL?
United Way of Greater Cincinnati — 211 — www.uwgc.org
Arthritis Foundation — 513-271-4545 — www.arthritis.org
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Hamilton County APS — 513-421-5433
To report elder abuse or for more information.
Focuses on the changing needs of older adults. Addresses issues such as living conditions & medications.
Medical House Calls — 513-699-9090
For homebound elderly.
University Family Physicians Geriatric Evaluation Center at Maple Knoll Village — 513 -782-2730
Visiting Physicians Association— 513-841-0777
HOME SAFETY EDUCATION
Whole Home Innovation Center — 513-482-5126
The Innovation Center aims to educate families and professionals on how the home environment affects health. Featured topics and classes offered through the Center will range from asthma awareness, fall prevention, to design for individuals with mobility limitations and childproofing.
American Red Cross — 513-579-3000
TriHealth Fall Prevention Line - 513-865-3255 to request information
Stepping On Evidence Based Fall Prevention Programs
Stepping On Program Professional Facilitator Trainings
Think First to Prevent Falls
Grant funded fall prevention classes/minor home modifications (for those who qualify)
HOME SAFETY MODIFICATION
Whole Home — 513-482-5100
Whole Home is a unique home modifications service of People Working Cooperatively Inc. It’s our job to help you remain in your home as long as you wish by providing such products as grab bars, aluminum access ramps, accessible bath, kitchen and other necessary modifications and repairs to create a safe environment.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio — 513-721-1025
Elderly Services Program and Home Program provide repairs to eligible seniors.
People Working Cooperatively — 513-351-7921
Assist low income, elderly, and disabled homeowners achieve a higher quality of living with critical home repairs, energy conservation and weatherization, mobility modifications, and maintenance services.
Home Improvement Program (HIP) — 513-946-8202
Allows homeowners in Hamilton Co. to borrow money to repair or remodel their homes or rental property.
Care Connection of Cincinnati Home Health Care — 678-2392
Offers a comprehensive spectrum of services that are covered by Medicare 100%. Skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, medical social workers, dietitians and home health aides.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio: In-Home Care Program — 513-721-1025
Whether you need help with housekeeping, meals, personal care or transportation, Council on Aging has programs that can make staying at home possible for anyone, including those of modest means.
Greene Respiratory Services – 513- 831-0507
Local carrier of walkers, rollators, grabs bars, oxygen and other home medical equipment. We fit each customer to their equipment and instruct them on proper use. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances are accepted.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Deaconess Lifeline — 513-559-2827
Enables an individual to call for help 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.
TriHealth Home Connections — 513-569-5115
Personal emergency response company operating through TriHealth Senior Services.
Greater Cincinnati Nutritional Council Dial-a-Dietician Hotline — 513-621-3262
Home Safety Education Program, Hamilton Co. Extension Office, Ohio State University — 513-946-8989
Nutritional programming for senior adults.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio: Meals on Wheels— 513-721-1025
Meals delivered to homes or provided at centers for those eligible.
Meals on Wheels of Greater Cincinnati — 513-721-4330
Deliver nutritious meals to their homes in Greater Cincinnati, check on their well-being and provide what could be the only social interaction they have all day.
STRENGTHENING AND EXERCISE PROGRAMS
Always talk to your doctor prior to beginning exercise.
Hamilton County Park District Walk Club — 513-351-7921
The walks are led by Hamilton County Park District volunteers and take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. in the following parks: Miami Whitewater Forest, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Sharon Woods, Winton Woods and Fernbank Park.
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program — 513-271-4545
This popular aquatic program is offered in 24 different Greater Cincinnati locations. Aquatic Exercise Programs in Greater Cincinnati.
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program — 513-271-4545
National studies have shown that Tai Chi helps improve balance in older adults. Movement for Better Balance Tai Chi is offered in 16 different Greater Cincinnati locations.
Drake Wellness and Aquatic Program — 513-418-2727
Land-based & aquatic exercise programs.
The Center for Balance — (513) 231-3700
The Center For Balance is a treatment center for balance and dizziness disorders in Cincinnati by physicians and patients in the community. Dr. Patrick Shumrick has been treating patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders since 1995. There are two Cincinnati locations- Anderson and Montgomery.
Mayerson JCC — (513) 792-5654
Our senior adult program offers a variety of weekly activities for seniors 60 years and older. Seniors can participate in a range of programs including water classes, chair aerobics, hot lunches, entertainment, intergenerational programs and much more.
Contact your local pharmacist or the Drug and Poison Information Center to inquire about medication side effects, taking medications incorrectly, and dangerous interactions with prescription medicines.
Drug and Poison Information Center — 1-800-222-1222
Alcoholics Anonymous — 513-351-0422
TELEPHONE REASSURANCE/ FRIENDLY VISITORS
Many churches may provide programs that arrange for volunteers to visit and routinely check on seniors. Contact your local church.
Police Senior Call — 513-946-7820
Recorded computer calls are made daily to residents who request the service. The calls check for an “Ok” response. If no response, neighbors, friends or family are notified. Contact your local police department.
Health Ministry Referral — 513-271-9610
Provides and refers for telephone reassurance, friendly visitor & parish nurse home visitation.
Council On Aging of Southwestern Ohio — 513-721-1025
Council On Aging of SW Ohio.
WEBSITES FOR INFORMATION ON FALL PREVENTION
National Council of Aging. Helping people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging, to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling.
Ohio Department of Aging. Promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.
Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership. To prevent injuries in Ohio by promoting evidence-based interventions and collaborative partnerships.
Home Safety Council. Click the “Resource Center”, then “Safe Steps Program” for fact sheets. Senior care providers can order the Safe Steps Program with a video and program guide.
Administration on Aging. Resources for elder housing and health issues. Click on “Elders and Families” for resources.
Free publications have been created to help community leaders and residents make where they live more livable for people of all ages. Click on the titles to learn more about a publication and to access its PDF download. For more information about AARP Livable Communities visit www.aarp.org/livable.
Go4Life is an interactive website to help you stay active as you age. It has exercise tips, resources and sample workouts to help keep you on your feet and independent.