ONLINE Choice Market
Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM)
For income-eligible Seniors who live within the Westerville School District, through its ONLINE Choice Market, WARM provides them with choice in the food they receive. Seniors are assigned points based on the number of people in their household and they can shop available inventory up to every two weeks for approximately a 6-day supply of food and household items. Orders for curbside pickup can be placed online, or by phone through WARM’s Help Center.
Phone: (614) 568-8700
Website: WARM Online Choice Market
LifeCare Alliance Senior Dining Center
LifeCare Alliance’s Senior Dining Centers are open to people ages 60 and over and provide a daily nutritious meal in a congregate setting. Senior Dining Centers are located throughout Franklin, Madison, Marion, Champaign and Logan counties. Lunches are available to participants aged 60 and over for a $1.50 suggested contribution. No one is turned away for inability to pay.
Senior Food Boxes
Salvation Army Central Ohio
Seniors age 60 and over who meet income guidelines of 130% of the Federal Poverty Level and live in Franklin County are eligible to receive a monthly senior food box.
Phone: (614) 437-2134
Website: Salvation Army Alleviate Hunger
Nutrition Services (Delaware County)
Our nutrition program provides a variety of healthy options for Delaware County residents through:
Phone: (740) 363-6677
Website: Nutrition Services - SourcePoint
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Free Health Clinics
Vineyard Community Center
Vineyard Free Health Clinics provide free medical, chiropractic, dental and vision care for patients who qualify. Our clinics serve those ages 18 and up who are uninsured OR have Medicaid or are Medicaid eligible with incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Phone: (614) 259-5428
Website: Vineyard Community Center
Netcare Access is Franklin County’s 24-hour mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention and assessment services for adults and those with developmental disabilities.
In the event of a crisis, you can call crisis line or use our live chat service to speak with one of our licensed clinicians.
Phone: (614) 276-2273
Website: Crisis Services
Stay Fit To Drive
Ohio Department of Transportation
Download a resource from ODOT sharing information about resources and services available to older Ohioans, families and friends, caregivers and others who interact with older road users.
Website: Stay Fit To Drive
Website: Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety
Assistance to Stay in Home
Franklin County Senior Options
Franklin County Office on Aging
Senior Options program provides help at home, enabling them to remain in their home as long as possible.
Phone: (614) 525-6200 or 800-589-7277
Website: Franklin County Senior Options
In-Home Services (Delaware County)
SourcePoint’s in-home care services are designed to help older adults remain living safely in their own homes with independence and dignity. We provide direct access to in-home services, as well as referrals to community resources and answers to your aging-related questions.
Phone: (740) 363-6677
Website: In-Home Care Services - SourcePoint
Central Ohio Agency on Aging
PASSPORT provides help at home for seniors as an alternative to nursing home care.
Senior services available include:
PASSPORT, providing help at home for Ohio seniors, is also referred to as Ohio's home and community based Medicaid-waiver program for older adults.
Phone: 614-645-7250 or 800-589-7277
City of Westerville
In 2020, the City of Westerville expanded a financial assistance program that long existed in Parks & Recreation for reduced to waived program fees to include other public services like: utility bills, sidewalk maintenance and home improvements. “Westerville Helps” now houses all financial assistance opportunities for residents in need.
Phone: (614) 901-6430
Website: Westerville Helps
Guide to Government Aid for Seniors
"This guide provides a comprehensive list of the various federal and state government aid programs that are available to help seniors access the necessities of life without facing severe financial duress. "
SeniorHousingNet, aims to help older adults find housing that will meet their current and future care needs, while allowing the most active and social lifestyles possible. We believe that by helping seniors find the best communities with the appropriate level of care (such as home care, assisted living, or other types of care), they can continue to thrive – both mentally and physically.
Westerville Senior Center
Low cost transportation is available to members residing in the corporate city limits of Westerville to:
Additional limitations may apply. Requests must be made by 1 p.m. one business day prior to pickup.
Office: (614) 901-6560
Transportation: (614) 901-6567
PDF: Transportation Information Brochure
In Westerville, COTA//Plus provides mobility solutions within the designated zones that include service to Otterbein, Uptown and Polaris. Customers can request a ride using the COTA//Plus mobile app. Within 15 minutes, a COTA//Plus vehicle that is operated by a COTA driver will respond and arrive to the pick-up location. Accessible vehicles available upon request.
View Westerville FAQ. For seniors, it's only $2 a ride if you use promo code: COTASEN.
Available: Mon. - Fri. 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Website: COTA Plus
Seniors 65 years and older qualify for a COTA Reduced Fare Senior ID Card.
When you travel with COTA, you will enjoy:
Phone: (614) 308-4355
Website: Senior Riders
Concord Counseling Services
Seniors 55 and up that live in Westerville can get transportation once a week for free
To request a ride:
Call Lisa Clark at 614-882-9338 x 230
Delaware County Transit
Seniors 55 years and older qualify for a Bus Buck discount
Demand Response fare is based on the distance you travel:
Exact change is needed. Drivers are unable to make change.
Payment of fares is expected at the time of service. Farecards are available and encouraged for payment of transportation. Farecards may be purchased in increments of $0.50 to $20 per card; as many cards as you choose to purchase. Farecards may be used on either Demand Response or FLEX. Farecards do not expire. Please contact the office, in person or over the phone to purchase farecards. The office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.
Phone: 740-363-3355 or toll free 877-363-3282
Call for exact cost of your Demand Response trip
740-363-3355 Option 2 M-F 9 am- 4 pm
ENGAGEMENT & LIFESTYLE
Senior College Courses
As a senior citizen, you can attend a college course at Otterbein University for free. To qualify you must be age 60 or older. The opportunity to observe a class is a free service Otterbein University offers to the Central Ohio community. Only one course per term may be observed. Participation is not to be interpreted as a state-mandated entitlement (the university is self-supported).
Phone: (614) 823-1350
Website: Senior College Courses
Talking Book Program
State Library of Ohio
The Talking Book Program provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to approximately 15,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, print disabled and reading disabled Ohio residents.
Phone: 800-686-1531 or (614) 644-6895
Website: Services for the Blind & Print Disabled
Catholic Social Services
Through the Senior Companion Program, a low-income senior can volunteer to visit a few seniors for 20+ hours a week. Companion Volunteers enjoy the comradery of fellowship with other companions at monthly in-services and receive a stipend and expense reimbursement in some counties.
Requirements to become a Senior Companion:
Phone: (614) 857-1211
Website: Senior Companion
Home Book Deliveries
Westerville Public Library
Enrich your life with library books, movies and more, delivered to your home for free with a smile. Available for seniors, homebound, temporarily disabled and caregivers.
Phone: (614) 259-5034
Website: Westerville Public Library Outreach
Good as Gold
Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College offers senior citizens who are 60 years old or older the opportunity to enroll in credit courses for self-enrichment tuition free, on a space-available basis for audit only.
Classes available at the Westerville Regional Learning Center co-located on the Otterbein University campus.
Phone: (614) 287-5353
Website: Good as Gold
Westerville Parks & Recreation
The Westerville Senior Center offers many classes, events and activities for ages 65 and better. All programs can be found in the Older Adult section of the Community Recreation Guide.
Phone: (614) 901-6560
Website: Westerville Parks & Recreation
PET SUPPORT & SERVICES
Pet Food Assistance Program
We know times can be tough and we want you to know that we’re here for you and your pets. Through our food distribution programming we help pets stay with their families who love them. Pick-up will happen at Columbus Humane Society located at 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct. Hilliard, OH 43026.
Phone: (614) 777-7387
Website: Pet Food Assistance Program
Senior PetCare provides eligible clients with assistance in taking care of their pets, helping to maintain the client’s ability to remain in their own home. Volunteers deliver pet food to clients’ homes, and the program also assists with veterinary care.
Phone: (614) 444-MEAL (6325)
Website: Senior PetCare - LifeCare Alliance
Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) provides assistance to low-income seniors such as:
LASC also has assistance on evictions, foreclosures, and other housing issues and a number of other topics.
For Franklin & Madison counties
(614) 224-8374 or toll-free at 888-246-4420
For Delaware & Union counties
(740) 383-2161 or toll free at 888-301-2411
Website: Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Senior Services Roundtable of Columbus
and Franklin County
A clearinghouse of information and ideas to assist seniors in central Ohio, particularly those striving to remain independent in their later years.
Phone: (614) 654-0767
Facebook Page: SeniorRTColumbus
The Legal Helpline
The Legal Helpline provides free legal information, advice, and referral for residents of Ohio age 60 and over, regardless of income or resources.
Appointments are scheduled in 30-minute blocks for callers to talk to an attorney who handle Legal Helpline calls. They will work with clients until the case is closed, which means it has been resolved, or the case has been referred to a staff attorney, another Pro Seniors’ program, or an outside attorney for, typically, a reduced rate.
Ohioans often call to ask about:
Phone: (513) 345-4160 or 800-488-6070
Website: Legal Hotline - ProSeniors