Who We Are
Community Partnership on Aging was established as the Tri-City Consortium on Aging in 1978 as a cooperative agreement between the cities of Lyndhurst, South Euclid and Highland Heights to meet the needs of older adults and their caregivers/families.
Our mission is to promote independence, a healthy lifestyle, community involvement, and opportunities for personal growth for older adults, as well as support for family caregivers.
Our mission is carried out through planning, coordinating, and providing services that enhance the dignity, security, and overall well-being of the older adults in our communities.
Funding is provided by the member cities; Title III of the Older Americans Act from the Ohio Department on Aging through the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging; Cuyahoga County through the Health and Human Services Levy; program donations; and contributions of time and dollars. All programs and services are provided without regard to race, ethnicity, marital status, religion, gender, disability, age, political belief, sexual orientation or veteran status. Services and programs funded by Title III or by the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services levy will not be denied based on an individual’s inability to contribute.
Current programs and services include transportation, a congregate meal program delivered weekdays, and supportive services. In addition, the agency provides counseling, volunteer management, homemaker services, health, wellness, civic and social opportunities and assists older adults in maintaining independence in their homes. There are 19 paid staff and over 200 unpaid staff that help carry out the mission.
The Agency Director reports to a Council of Government, which serves as the Board of Directors and is made up of the Mayor of each of the five cities, with the Lyndhurst Mayor serving as chair. Older adults also participate in the support and guidance of the agency in several ways. In the past, each Mayor has appointed older adults of his or her own community to serve on the city’s Commission on Aging. The purpose of the Commission on Aging is to advocate for, organize and plan events, fundraisers and programs for the seniors of that particular city. Per Commission Bylaws, a set number of each city’s commission members serve on the Community Partnership on Aging Commission, an advisory board that supports and guides the Community Partnership on Aging. There are ten meetings of this Commission held each year.
Due to our unique relationship with our member cities, Community Partnership on Aging is deemed to be a governmental instrumentality and is therefore recognized as a nonprofit organization. In addition, the CPA Commission has also filed for and obtained 501c3 nonprofit status.
Community Partnership On Aging Receives The Barbara S. Galloway Award!
The award – presented to Community Partnership on Aging Executive Director Stacey O’Brien on Friday, October 10th 2014 at the 20th Annual Cuyahoga Conference on Aging, held at the Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland East . . .
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Community Partnership on Aging Recently Awarded the 2015 Independent Living Award for Excellence in Service Provision!
The prestigious group of awards presented by Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) identify individuals and organizations who are dedicated to creating communities that foster independent living. The award was presented . . .
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