Skip to Resources Section
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].

 Like us on Facebook!

 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   March 2 Canceled
       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 Minutes2019 Minutes2020 Minutes2021 Minutes 
 March 15February 21February 13   February 19 February 19March 2
 May 17June 20May 1April 16September 22May 25
 July 13 August 15August 14August 15December 15September 14
August 16October 17October 18October 15 November 16
 October 18     


* 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.

Additional Resources

Here are some other helpful links for additional senior services.

Skip to News Section

Senior Services Resources

Skip to Photo Gallery