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The mission of the Division of Senior and Adult Services is to empower seniors and adults with disabilities to age successfully by providing resources and support that preserve their independence.

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Cuyahoga County DSAS Launches Pilot Program to Encourage Senior Center Innovation


"Today’s announcement is a great example of my goal to create a solution-driven government that is focused on moving the region forward in a bold and innovative way", said County Executive Budish. "The needs of our seniors are changing over time and we as County Government have to provide a solid foundation for collaboration and innovation. This program will encourage collaboration more effectively, deliver services, and save money."

"We know that baby boomers and older adults want to continue learning and remain a vital part of their communities", said Division of Senior and Adult Services Administrator, Dr. Richard Jones. "This is an exciting step toward ensuring we provide the best aging experience and simultaneously supporting the rapidly growing senior population." Click here to read the complete release...




21st Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Aging a Success

 
Phillip Rumril, Ph.D., Keynote speaker, Cheryl Bradas, MetroHealth and Jill Rumrill Top L to R: Vicki Bowden, MetroHealth, Richard L. Jones, Ph.D., Administrator, Division of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS), Cheryl Bradas, MetroHealth, Eric Martin, DSAS, Bottom L to R- Denise Rucker Burton, DSAS, Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC and Marlene Robinson-Statler, DSAS
 

Adult Guardianship Services of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries Team Barbara S. Galloway Award Winner Carol Revilock, Donna Smallwood Activites Center and Parma Office on Aging, Candace Carmichael and Donna Smallwood Activities Center and Parma Office on Aging Team.  Candace L. Carmichael Award Winner




On Friday, October 9, 2015 nearly 300 health care and gerontology professionals joined the Division of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) and The MetroHealth System for the 21st Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Aging at the Holiday Inn in Independence. The Conference theme was “Disability and Aging in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities”. The keynote speaker was Mark Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC a Professor and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Disability Studies at Kent State University. Dr. Rumrill set the tone of the Conference by delivering the Keynote address that focused on the implications of aging and disability to family interactions and socialization across multiple generations. A panel of three experts described ways in which the aging and disability network can rise to meet the challenge. Four breakout sessions were - These Four Walls: Using the Environment to Support Persons with Dementia; Brain Health and Memory Across the Lifespan; Empowering Individuals with Disabilitiesin the Midst of Healthcare Reform and Music and the Aging Brain: Prevention and Recovery.


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