The Division of Aging was established in 1973 to provide a continuum of responsive services to Lakewood’s older residents. Programs and services evolved through the years, contributing to the Lakewood Division of Aging becoming one of the largest municipal aging programs in Ohio.
The Division underwent some reorganization in 2008 with changes in programs and services. However, the primary goal of the Division’s core programs remains the same: enabling older residents to stay safely in their homes and community while sustaining a quality of life that is both meaningful and productive. This is a accomplished through administration of service programs in five core areas:
- Nutrition services
- Transportation services
- Social work and supportive services
- Center activities and programs
- Volunteer program
Vans are available to transport Lakewood residents to the Senior Centers and for recreation and social events. Transportation is also provided for medical appointments in western Cuyahoga County (wheelchair lift vans are available to help those who need extra assistance).
In addition, special trips are made to local grocery and shopping destinations and Lakewood Community Services Center.