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Cuyahoga County Division of Senior & Adult Services
20th Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Aging a Success
|Cheryl Bradas, MetroHealth and Tracey N. Mason, DSAS
||Dr. Mark Aulisio, Keynote Speaker, CWRU & MetroHealth
|Stacey O'Brien, Director, & Team, Community Partnership on Aging
Barbara S. Galloway Award Winner
|Tracey N. Mason & Jane Fumich, Director, Cleveland Dept. on Aging
Candace L. Carmichael Award Winner
On Friday, October 10, 2014 nearly 300 health care and gerontology professionals joined the Division of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) and The MetroHealth System for the 20th Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Aging at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mayfield Village. The Conference, which theme was “Behavioral Health, Ethics and Aging”, infused a renewed enthusiasm in those who work with older adults and adults with disabilities. The networking and sharing will lead to better community collaboration for best practices; improving diagnosis and treatment; and better quantifying the effectiveness of existing programs and common sense goals that all of us share. Enlightening presentations were given by Mark Aulisio, Ph.D., Director, Center for Bioethics at MetroHealth and Professor of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University; William M. Denihan, CEO of the Cuyahoga County ADAMSHS Board; and Dr. Mark Hurst, Medical Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
To view the Conference Anniversary video, click here.
To view Conference Power Point presentations, please click here:
"One Call Does It All!"
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and DSAS Administrator, Tracey N. Mason, recently announced a new Centralized Intake Hotline to better ensure area seniors and adults with disabilities can access the services they need. “In Cuyahoga County, we’ve worked hard to ensure that seniors and adults with disabilities get the best constituent services we can provide,” says FitzGerald:
I am proud to announce this new hotline that will allow residents to place a single phone call and get the information they need for themselves or their loved ones.” “I envisioned a Centralized Intake process for the agency which could facilitate convenience and efficiency. We’ve already been able serve more clients compared to last year linking critical services and resources to those who need it most,” adds DSAS Administrator Tracey Mason
After developing a comprehensive plan to consolidate all program functions into one Intake Unit, DSAS formally announced the new constituent services hotline today. As a result of this effort, anyone seeking assistance will be able to call (216) 420-6700 and receive information about:
To view the Centralized Intake Press Conference, click on the following link:
- Services available to seniors over the age of 60 and adults with disabilities ages 18 to 59 who are living in private residences;
- Basic resources including benefits, income assistance, housing, and medical care;
- Ways to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation
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