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Your community may offer programs that help older adults make essential trips to medical appointments, business errands, shopping, and other activities.

Learn about transportation assistance.

Your area agency on aging can help connect you with available nutrition services in your community.

Call 1-866-243-5678 to be connected to the agency on aging serving your community.

Ohio's aging network offers many resources to help individuals stay connected to their community and prevent social isolation, including our Staying Connected Check-In Service.

Learn more.

The Golden Buckeye Program is open to any willing business who agrees to the program's terms of participation.

Get started by completing our online Business Participation Agreement.

Most Ohio residents with a valid Ohio Driver License or ID card will receive their Golden Buckeye Card automatically around the month of their 60th birthdays. Individuals who do not receive their cards automatically should call 1-866-301-6446 during normal business hours to check that we have your correct mailing address.

If you are under the age of 60 and qualify due to disability, or if you are over age 60 and do not have a Driver License or state ID card, you can apply for a Golden Buckeye card at most senior centers and public libraries. Please call ahead to ensure they have applications on-hand. Take with you proof of age and residency.

Learn more about getting a Golden Buckeye Card.

If you or a loved one has an immediate care need, contact your area agency on aging. Staff there can go over your situation and needs with you and help connect you to local resources for help.

Call 1-866-243-5678 to be connected to the area agency on aging serving your community.

The Staying Connected Check-In Service is a free program of the Ohio Department of Aging that provides a daily, automated check-in call for older Ohioans who sign up. Any state resident age 60 or older with current mobile or landline phone service can participate.

Learn more about the Staying Connected Check-In Service.

Ask anywhere you spend money about a Golden Buckeye discount, senior discount or other discount for which you may qualify (e.g., veterans, disability). Some participating merchants will display the Golden Buckeye Card logo on doors, windows and at the cash register, but many do not.

Most cardholders find savings by asking. While businesses of all sizes participate, the best place to find Golden Buckeye discounts is often at locally owned, small businesses.

You can also check out recently added or updated businesses and our seasonal business spotlights to find examples of the types of businesses that might honor the card.

Learn about Golden Buckeye.

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