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Mahoning County Sheriff Senior Services Unit

Contact person:

Bob Schaeffer - Office: 330-480-5078 Cell: 330-720-6545


The Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, Senior Citizens Unit was established in 2007 to improve service and to reduce victimization of Mahoning County’s senior population.

Members of the Senior Services Unit are responsible for the initial reporting of suspicious incidents involving seniors. This allows professionals to determine if there is a reason to suspect whether abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) or exploitation is occurring. Criminal cases are then forwarded to the appropriate authorities for further investigation.

The Senior Services Unit works in cooperation with seniors and their families to help find the appropriate assistance or intervention. It also provides a wide range of specialized training on aging issues for public safety officers who may work with the elderly. The unit conducts assessments of seniors who have been victimized or are vulnerable to future victimization and refers them to the numerous services available throughout the community. This referral system has been successful in preventing future abuse, neglect, or exploitation of the elderly.

A response team is available 24 hours a day to provide intervention or assistance in critical incidents involving the elderly.

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Adult Protective Services

Adults are sometimes in danger of harm, unable to protect themselves, and have no one else to assist them. We reduce or remedy conditions causing endangerment to adults, maximizing the adult's independence and self-direction, and preventing unnecessary institutionalization. All reported cases of abuse of adults over the age of 60 are confidential. They are investigated and reviewed. Adults are offered support for protection and self-sufficiency, such as homemaker and case management services when funding is available.

Identifying & Reporting Abuse

Types of abuse include:

Physical - pushing, hitting, or other physical harm

Sexual - rape or other unwanted sexual contact, or forced or coerced nudity

Emotional - psychological hurt, humiliation, intimidation or threats

Exploitation - unlawful or improper act of a caretaker using an adult or their resources for monetary or personal gain

To report adult abuse or neglect, call 330-884-6952 / 330-884-6931.

After 4 p.m. and on weekends, please call the Help Hotline at 330-747-2696.

National Down Syndrome Society

Telephone: 800-221-4602 (Monday-Friday, 9AM ET- 5PM ET)

Fax: 646-870-9320


Alzheimer’s groups:

The Alzheimer's Association provides free care and support services to those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, as well as their caregivers.

Alzheimer Network of Youngstown

Provides information on Alzheimer's disease and referral to community services. Offers support groups, educational programs, individual/family meetings, printed materials and referral to research programs.

4214 Market Street

Youngstown, OH 44512

(330) 788-9755

Jewish Community Center of Youngstown

505 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504

Laura Weymer
Phone: (330) 746-3250 ex.299

Silver sneakers exercise programs run through Medicare for Adults 65 or older or other healthcare providers that offers daily low impact exercise classes and aquatic classes. Specialized classes for people with a diagnosis of Parkinson's.

Catholic Charities the Diocese of Youngstown

Services Provided May Include:

Basic Needs Assistance (food, utilities, prescriptions, toiletries, hygiene, clothing)

Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter


Outreach and Ministry to Immigrant and Migrant Populations

Pregnancy and Family Support Services

Senior Support Services


Contact: Nancy Voitus, Executive Director

319 W. Rayen Ave.

Youngstown, OH 44502

Phone: (330) 744-3320

Help Network of Northeast Ohio

Senior Line

Information and referral and support services are available to the 55+ population of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties.

Dial 211 for more information about this program.

211 Information and Referral

211 is a comprehensive, up-to-date database of community resources available 24 hours a day, offering centralized information and referral for individuals seeking various services in the community — whether via programs offered by Help Network of Northeast Ohio or referral to other agencies.

Salvation Army

1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown

ph: (330) 270-5999 | fax: (330) 746-0002

Wherever there is a need in Mahoning County

You will find the Salvation Army.


a dedicated online resource that provides expert content on oral health. We recently published a comprehensive guide on Senior Dental Health on our site that we believe would be an invaluable.

This guide can be found at

Sharon Krueger

Community Outreach | NewMouth

10 S Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 60603

Direction Home of Eastern Ohio

1030 N. Meridian Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44509

Cassandra Valentini
Phone: 330-505-2300

Resources on aging & disabilities for people who are over 65 years old to include personal care, caregiver support, senior centers, mobile meals, case manager, help with Medicaid/Medicare.

Family Tech Connect is the solution.

Our specialized services are designed specifically for seniors and others with little technological knowledge. We help our clients overcome their tech inexperience and become comfortable engaging with the world in new and exciting ways.

Call us at 330-708-2992

The Golden Buckeye program has been helping older Ohioans and other eligible adults make community connections for more than four decades. Nearly 2.5 million Ohioans are eligible for the Golden Buckeye card, including all Ohioans age 60 or older, as well as adults age 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security.

Visit website for more information.

Submit completed applications by:

1. Filling out electronically or scanning completed application and email it to:

2. Mailing completed form to: Golden Buckeye Program | 246 N High St., 1st Floor | Columbus, OH 43215-2406

3. Faxing to: 1-877-767-9954

The Golden Buckeye program is a service of the Ohio Department of Aging. For assistance using the card or for referral to local services and supports, please call 1-800-422-1976.

Home Delivered Meals:

Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties

299 Edwards St. Youngstown, Ohio 44502


Mobile Meals JFCS

517 Gypsy lane Youngstown, Ohio 44504


Simply EZ Meals of Northeast Ohio

1130 A Damar Dr. Akron, Ohio 44305


Meals on Wheels (John Knox Church)

1806 Market St. Youngstown, Ohio 44507


Provides hot dinner and sack lunch between 11:00 am -1:00 pm to residents of Mahoning County.

Birth and Death Certificates

All Mahoning County birth and death related records are located at the Youngstown City Health District.

The Division of Vital Statistics of the Youngstown City Health District records vital events occuring in its primary registration district of Mahoning County. The division maintains birth records dating back to 1909 and death records dating back to 1892.

Youngstown City Health District at 330.742.8212

Marriage Licenses

The probate court in each of Ohio's 88 counties is the only agency authorized to issue a marriage license. It is strongly recommended that all appointments be scheduled at least once (1) month prior to the ceremony date. An application for a marriage license must be made by the parties before the Probate Court of the county in which either resides. If neither party is a resident of Ohio, the application must be made in the county where the marriage will be performed. The fee established for a marriage license in Mahoning County is $43.00 and must be paid in cash or credit card (service fee assessed for card transactions).

120 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

The Avamar Foundation is committed to helping the needy elderly population in our community obtain access to medications by providing temporary financial assistance through the generous donations of our benefactors.


Must be 55 years or older

Must reside and receive treatment in our community

Must be unable to afford the cost of medications

Must Provide low income documentation

(Federal Income Tax, W-2’s, S-1099, etc.)

To download application click on link below:

Phone: (234)830-2060

Fax (330)272-7480

9225 East Market St. Warren, Ohio 44484

Living with or caring for someone with memory or cognitive impairment comes with its own unique set of challenges. provides research-backed resources to guide caregivers and seniors in the early stages of memory impairment through the process of finding and obtaining the care they need.

For those that need extra help,’s team of experts and researches have worked together to curate a list of the best memory care facilities in cities around the nation.

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Supports for family members to include home care, adult day care, cancer care, Alzheimer’s care, Hospice care, facility based care (nursing home ratings).

Check out website for support:

Austintown Senior Center

112 Westchester Dr, Austintown, OH 44515

(330) 953-1416

The center is designed to provide friendship, exercise, activities, nutrition, and information to the 1 in 4 residents of Mahoning County who are at least 60 years of age. From corn hole to computers to yoga, fencing and line dancing to painting classes and discussion groups and everything in between, we are excited to have you here and a part of our community

Mahoning County Senior Center - Sebring

306 W Texas Avenue

Sebring, OH 44672

(330) 938-2590

Mon-Fri 8am-1pm

Provides information and referral, out-reach and advocacy for senior citizens. Social activities and recreation. Senior fun day with games and lunch, fitness and exercise open to everyone on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

McGuffey Centre - Senior Programs

1649 Jacobs Road

Youngstown, OH 44505

(330) 744-4377

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Senior social, health and wellness programs, crafts, and lunch program for seniors.


Senior Services - MYCAP

1325 Fifth Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44504

330) 747-7921

Mon-Thu 7:30am-6pm; Closed Fri. Appointments 8am-5:30pm

Offer bi-weekly activities. Program designed to promote health, wellness, and financial literacy to eligible low-income age 60 or older.

WRTA (Western Reserve Transit Authority) ADA All-Access

If you are:

certified Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-eligible; or

65 years and older

…you can take advantage of WRTA’s All-Access service (formerly known as Special Service Transit [SST]), which is designed for people with disabilities and seniors who are not able to or have difficulty using fixed-route bus service.

ADA All-Access will pick you up at your home and transport you to your destination (e.g., doctor’s office, shopping center, friend’s or relative’s house). This service is available within the area covered by WRTA’s fixed route bus service and loop service.

In order to use this service, you must submit Section I and Section II of the ADA All-Access application if you’re disabled, or Section I of the application if you’re a Senior 65 or older. These forms can be obtained by contacting WRTA and speaking to one of our customer service representatives at 330-744-8431.

Easter Seals Transportation Services

Easterseals offers “to the door” transportation for seniors 60 years and older living in Mahoning County or Trumbull County. This service is provided by a grant administered through the Direction Home to transport seniors to Medical Appointments and Social Activities.

We can travel outside of the county but the clients must be a Mahoning or Trumbull County Resident to be eligible. “To the Door Service” means we will assist a client from their home, in and out of their appointment location and back to their home.

The transportation service is free and we suggest a $2.50 donation per trip to help cover our expenses; donations are voluntary.

Transportation Services Contact Information

For more information about Transportation Services, please contact:

Tyra Rice

Community Services Program Assistant

Voice: 330-884-2511

Fax: 330-743-1616

Aging websites:

Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging


American Society of Aging

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

National Council of Aging

Senior legal assistance (Free)

Social Security Administration

Ohio Attorney General