Mission of the Department on Aging

The mission of the Geauga County Department on Aging is to support positive aging through programs, services, and resources that promote health, wellness, safety, independence and dignity.

Attention Tax Paying Seniors

Tax assistance will again be available to seniors sixty (60) years of age and older at the Geauga County Department on Aging’s Chardon Senior Center, located at 12555 Ravenwood Drive.  The Department on Aging will offer this service by appointment almost every weekday from February 1 through April 7, 2017.  Tax assistance will be available from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) trained and certified personnel.  Tax preparers will be using the electronic E-filing method this year. 

This year the volunteers who will help prepare taxes will need two (2) forms of identification from each taxpayer who is receiving tax assistance; one of the forms of identification must be a photo identification (passport, drivers license (U.S.), state identification card, military identification card, etc.).  The second identification form can be an original or a copy of your social security card, ITIN card or letter, if applicable.  

DO NOT DISCARD YOUR END OF YEAR SOCIAL SECURITY STATEMENT - THIS INDICATES THE BENEFITS YOU HAVE RECEIVED.

You will have the option to have your refund deposited directly into the bank account of your choice.

So start gathering your 2016 tax information (tax forms, bank statements, receipts, w2's, etc.) for the up coming tax season.  Please also bring your 2015 tax return for comparison.

Tax appointments are scheduled first come (or call) first serve.  To schedule an appointment for tax assistance, call (440) 279-2130, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-4:00PM.

Need a Ride to Your Medical Appointments?

Are you a senior citizen who lives in Geauga County? Do you have a doctor’s appointment that is outside of Geauga County and are looking for safe reliable transportation to get you to and from your medical appointment?

The Geauga County Department on Aging’s Escort Program offers transportation for Geauga County Seniors (age 60 and over) to their “out of county” medical appointments. We are able to transport seniors to the following counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, Portage or Trumbull Counties for medical appointments. The program runs Monday through Friday and has wheelchair accessible vehicles, if needed.

For more information on this program or other programs available for Geauga County Seniors, please call the Department on Aging at (440) 279-2130, (440) 564-7131 ext. 2130, or (440) 834-1856, ext. 2130.

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