Primary Resource Information & Assistance

See also Senior Centers and Hospital Senior Membership Programs.

The Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc. first opened its doors in Cambridge in 1975. We are designated by the Ohio

Department of Aging as one of America’s nearly 700 Area Agencies on Aging. We serve a nine-county area from

Zanesville to Millersburg, Dover to Steubenville and St. Clairsville to Cambridge.

Our mission is to “help people, communities and organizations prepare for and address the challenges presented by

the rapid growth of our older population.”

Our staff currently includes 72 full-time employees. Our staff directly serve nearly 1,800 case-managed clients and

assist over 40,000 more older adults through contracts and grant programs. Our budget includes over $24 million in

local, state and federal funds, including Medicaid homecare waiver monies, Older Americans Act and State Senior

Services Block Grants.

Programs Administered by the Area Agency on Aging

Long Term Care Consultation: The mission of the Long Term Care Consultation Program is to:

• Empower each individual to make informed decisions about the best setting to meet their needs.

• Provide information about the options available to meet your long term needs and what factors to consider

when making long term care decisions.

• Explore all service alternatives, regardless of a specific service setting being sought by the individual.

PASSPORT: Provides in-home services for the frail elderly who are in danger of entering a nursing facility. It is a viable

alternative to nursing home care to those with low income.

Long Term Care Ombudsman: responds to questions and complaints about the care received from long term care

agencies, such as nursing homes and home health agencies.

Residential State Supplement (R.S.S.): Provides a cash supplement to help Medicaid eligible aged, blind, or disabled

adults remain in the community in a protective living environment, rather than being permanently institutionalized.

Adult Foster Home: A residence that provides accommodations, supervision and personal care services for one or two

unrelated adults.

For more information, call (740) 439-4478 or 1-800-945-4250

These primary resource agencies provide information about local services and resources available to seniors. All either

provide or refer for advocacy and counseling, health screenings and wellness programs, meals, outreach, social activities

and transportation.

Area Agency on Aging

Region 9, Inc.

60788 SOUTHGATE RD., BYESVILLE 43723

1-800-945-4250 or (740) 439-2294

www.aaa9.org

Provides a“one-stop-shop”for information, advice and assistance for caregivers and adults age 60 and over. Operates the

Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program, MIPPA, PASSPORT, Care Coordination, Caring for Caregivers, Residential State

Supplement and numerous other programs. Provides funding for community and in-home services through contracts

with non-profit and for-profit businesses. Designated to the Ohio Department of Aging under the Federal Older Americans

Act to provide leadership and services to Guernsey, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum

and Tuscarawas counties.

AARP

(740) 439-3754 or 1-888-OUR-AARP

CAMBRIDGE AREA CHAPTER, 518 GOMBER AVE., CAMBRIDGE 43725

www.aarp.org

Material on matters of interest to older adults. Regular meetings provide recreation, education and information about

volunteer and employment opportunities. Insurance forms and income tax assistance, defensive driving programs and

discounts on prescription drugs and consumer goods and services.

Belmont Senior Services

(740) 695-4142

45240 NATIONAL RD.W, ST. CLAIRSVILLE 43950

A wide variety of services and opportunities to eligible seniors, including transportation, meals on wheels, home health

services, information and social activities.

(740) 453-5703

(740) 439-2667

(304) 232-4625

(740) 622-4567

(740) 283-3605

(740) 454-6872

(330) 343-7771

(330) 264-5576

(330) 627-7017

Provides escort drivers, information, home repair, legal aid, health assessments, telephone assurance, transportation, home

delivered meals, nutrition education and congregate meals to any senior citizen who is a county resident and age 60+.

Eldercare Locator

1-800-677-1116

9 A.M.– 8 P.M. EST M–F

www.eldercare.gov

Helps families and friends find information about community services anywhere in the United States.

Muskingum County Community Action Agency

828 LEE ST., ZANESVILLE 43701

Provides a variety of social services for county residents.

United Way

611 WHEELING AVE., CAMBRIDGE 43725

51 11TH ST.,WHEELING,WV 26003

448 MAIN ST., STE. 103, PO BOX 84, COSHOCTON 43812

501 WASHINGTON ST., PO BOX 1463, STEUBENVILLE 43952

526 PUTNAM AVE., ZANESVILLE 43701

1458 5TH ST. NW, NEW PHILADELPHIA 44663

215 S.WALNUT ST., PO BOX 548,WOOSTER 44691

Carroll County Council on Aging

100 KENSINGTON RD. NE, PO BOX 14, CARROLLTON 44615

If you don’t know where to turn or how to find what you need, call for referral to over 900 agencies to find help with

any problem.