Senior Center Innovation Grant Program

Launched in 2016, the Senior Center Innovation Grant Program connects community organizations with funding to pilot innovations that foster collaboration, new models of service, showcase the economic and social value of senior centers, and embrace best practices. Programs are based on AARP’s Twenty-First Century Wellness Center concept.

Interested organizations submit project proposals during one of several grant cycles. The organizations work with the County to determine need, feasibility, scope of services, budget, staffing, a post assessment process and a sustainability plan. Once approved, a grantee receives funding for a two-year cycle to implement their project plan with the goal of self-sustainability beyond the initial funding period.

Since inception, the program has launched four pilot programs.
  • Communities Assisting Residential Elders (CARE)
  • Benjamin Rose Institute’s One Call for Wellness
  • University Settlement Adult Wellness Program
  • City of Euclid Senior Food Insecurity Project
Satisfactory outcomes and sustainability are integral to all Senior Center Innovation Grant projects. We continue to celebrate our partners and their progress, as we look for new partners looking to provide innovative services for the County’s older population.

Program Contacts

Daphne James


Benefits Check Up for Seniors

Have you had your Benefits Check Up?  This free, comprehensive web-based screening for adults ages 60 and over helps identify benefits you may be eligible for.

Options for Independent Living

DSAS offers an Options for Independent Living Program, which provides valuable services that help seniors age successfully in their homes.


Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to millions of low-income Americans. Like other health insurance plans, Medicaid can help pay for doctor’s visits, hospital expenses, long-term care, and more.

Home Support Services

DSAS offers home support services to help seniors and adults with disabilities age successfully and independently in their own homes.

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