Your community may offer programs that help older adults make essential trips to medical appointments, business errands, shopping, and other activities.
For the latest information older adults need to know about getting vaccinated, visit COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Older Adults.
For assistance finding and accessing the COVID-19 vaccine for older adults in your community, please contact your area agency on aging. Call 1-866-243-5678 to be connected to the agency serving your community or find local contact information.
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.
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.
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.
We also support a variety of volunteer opportunities provided by state and local partners.
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.
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