|Welcome! This page is designed to bring you information on senior services in Lake County and provide information on the Lake County Senior Levy.|
|If you would like additional information or have questions, please contact Alyea Barajas, Senior Services Coordinator, at (440) 350-2748 or [email protected].|
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Senior Citizens Advisory Panel
The Senior Citizens Advisory Panel consists of five members appointed by the Board of Lake County Commissioners. The Panel serves as an advisory and recommending panel to the Lake County Board of Commissioners to facilitate equitable and beneficial allocation and distribution of the funds derived annually from the Lake County Senior Services Levy.
|Panel Members||2021 Meeting Dates|
|Thomas Dreher – Chair|
|Lyle Shull – Vice Chair||May 25|
|Kenneth G. Gauntner||September 14|
|Spence Kline||November 16|
|Lisa Siciliano-Miller||-Meetings begin at 2:00 p.m.-|
|2016 Minutes||2017 Minutes||2018 Minutes||2019 Minutes||2020 Minutes||2021 Minutes|
|March 15||February 21||February 13||February 19||February 19||March 2|
|May 17||June 20||May 1||April 16||September 22||May 25|
|July 13||August 15||August 14||August 15||December 15||September 14|
|August 16||October 17||October 18||October 15||November 16|
* Meeting minutes will be posted after approval by the Panel.
Senior Services Levy
Lake County’s Senior Levy was first approved by voters in November, 1992. In November 2017, voters approved a levy renewal and increase resulting in a total levy collection of 0.8 mills for five years. Levy funding is reserved for providing or maintaining senior citizen services or facilities and is authorized by sections 307.694, 307.85 and 5705.19 of the Ohio Revised Code.
In 2012, the Lake County Board of Commissioners established the Lake County Senior Citizens Advisory Panel. The purpose of the Panel is to serve as an advisory and recommending body to the Commissioners and to facilitate equitable and beneficial allocation and distribution of the levy funds.
Levy funds are distributed to 15 different senior services agencies in Lake County and help fund programs such as senior center activities, congregate meals, home-delivered meals, non-medical home health care services, Adult Protective Services, volunteer guardian services, volunteer opportunities, social work services, and more.
In October 2014, the Lake County Senior Citizens Advisory Panel recommended initiation of a senior study in an effort to get a better handle on the seniors in Lake County and the gaps in senior services, as well as create a blueprint for the future. In October 2015, the study, titled Lake County, Ohio Senior Citizens: Today, Tomorrow and in the Future was completed, the results of which can be found here:
Lake County, Ohio Senior Citizens: Today, Tomorrow and in the Future – Full Report
Lake County, Ohio Senior Citizens: Today, Tomorrow and in the Future – Appendices
Lake County, Ohio Senior Citizens: Today, Tomorrow and in the Future – Operational Plan
Senior Levy Recipients
Click the links below to get more information on what each agency/center has to offer.
- Lake County Council on Aging
- Lake County Dept. of Job & Family Services – Adult Protective Services
- Laketran – Dial A Ride to the Senior Centers
- Lifeline – Volunteer Guardian Program & 2-1-1 Hotline
- Project Hope for the Homeless – Hope House
- RSVP Lake County
- Western Reserve Community Development Corporation (WRCDC) – Senior Home Repair Program
- Eastlake Senior Center
- Fairport Harbor Senior Center
- Kirtland Senior Center
- Madison Senior Center
- Mentor Senior Center
- Perry Senior Center
- Wickliffe Senior Center
- Willoughby Senior Center
- Willowick Senior Center
Here are some other helpful links for additional senior services.