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.
The Ohio Development Services Agency and the Geauga Department on Aging want to remind Geauga seniors that assistance is available to help with their home energy bills. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides Ohioans at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level with a benefit to help pay their heating and cooling bills. The Winter Crisis Program runs November 1 through March 29 and the Summer Crisis Program runs from July 1 through August 31. For more information, please contact the Department of Aging at (440) 279-2130.
Tax scams that use e-mail and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real.
Scammers often send an e-mail or call to lure victims to give up their personal and financial information. The crooks then use this information to commit identity theft or steal your money. Some call their victims to demand payment on a pre-paid debit card or by wire transfer. But the IRS will not initiate contact with you to ask for this information by phone or e-mail.
If you get this type of ‘phishing’ e-mail, the IRS offers this advice:
If you get an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS:
Be alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS will not initiate contact with you through social media or text to ask for your personal or financial information.
More information on how to report phishing or phone scams is available on IRS.gov.
IRS Tax Tip 2014-1
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 extension 2130, or (440) 834-1856 extension 2130.
Required Forms for Geauga County Department on Aging Volunteers: