Aging Solutions Foundation

Mission

Aging Solutions is a non-profit foundation that upholds the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging's mission to inform and support people as they navigate the experience of aging or disability. Our priority is to promote choice, independence, and dignity for older adults and people with disabilities and help keep them safe and healthy at home.

Often individuals served through the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging need just a little extra help to maintain their quality of life and independence at home. Aging Solutions provides emergency funds for prescriptions, health and safety repairs or purchases, and other essential support.

Become A Donor & Make A Difference

You can support older adults and people with disabilities and the important mission of Aging Solutions.  Your donation helps ensure that vulnerable individuals maintain their health, remain safe, retain their independence, or obtain or retain housing. Aging Solutions tax ID number is 02-0595200. 

Aging Solutions 2021 Raffle Winners

The 2021 Aging Solutions fundraising raffle prize winners were drawn on Friday, December 3. Here is the list of winners. 

Here are the raffle prize winners:

Seventh: Picnic Time: $50 Giant Eagle gift card; Trader Joe’s assorted snacks and reusable tote bag; picnic basket ($120 value). Special thanks to Trader Joe’s in Dublin. 
Winner: Renee Flack

Sixth: Cleveland Rocks Road Trip: 2 tickets to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; 2 tickets to Great Lakes Science Center; $50 Moo Moo Car Wash gift card & supplies; $10 Mitchell's Ice Cream gift card ($200 value). Special thanks to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, Mitchell's Ice Cream, Moo Moo Car Wash.
Winner: Tim & Jodie Smith 

Fifth: Read & Relax: Amazon Fire 10 tablet and cover; Keurig Single-Serve Coffee Maker; $40 Barnes & Noble gift card ($250 value). 
Winner: Steven Centofanti

Fourth: Delta Airlines $200 gift card. Special thanks to Aging Solutions board member Mary Donahue. 
Winner: Carolyn Burtrum

Third: Kitchen package: Oster 3.3 qt Air Fryer; Crock-Pot 6-Qt Programmable Slow Cooker; Black & Decker 10-Speed Blender; T-Fal, Initiatives 18 pc. nonstick cookware set; $50 Costco gift card; Food Network kitchen linens ($300 value). Special thanks to Costco in Union County.
Winner: Shwonia Barry

Second: Columbus Zoo basket includes one-year family membership; six 2021 admission tickets; 5”x7” painting by Zoo animal, and more Zoo goodies ($500 value). Special thanks to Columbus Zoo and Aging Solutions board members Jerry Borin and Jane Taylor. 
Winner: Fara Waugh

Grand prize: $1000 Amazon gift card.
Winner: Tracy Bragg

All funds raised through the raffle support consumers of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. Aging Solutions provides financial assistance with rent, utilities, household items, and personal supplies.

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Donate by Check

Mail your donation to:
Aging Solutions
3776 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43207

Wish List

Individuals can support Aging Solutions by purchasing items from our wish lists, which includes cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, and other household items that are beyond the budget of many individuals receiving services through Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. The list includes a variety of items and price points. Purchases from the wish list conserve funds to support emergency rent and utility requests.

Amazon:  www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/220PPRTSAV3S8?ref=cm_sw_em_r_un_un_Jk9advzsOu79Y

Target:  www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/agingsolutions

Walmart: www.walmart.com/registry/registryforgood/3d773a56-653c-4a45-b792-727423e72874/view

Year Round Fund

Aging Solutions’ Year Round Fund provides support to help keep Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging consumers safe and healthy in their homes—whether they live alone or with a relative in a house, apartment or senior building, were formerly in a nursing facility, or were homeless and are now moving into their own place. 

There are times when a small amount of financial support can make a big difference.  Many of the consumers served by COAAA have limited income or are required to have limited income to receive services. They occasionally have urgent needs that are not covered by any other funding source.

Some recent examples are:

$170 rent assistance for a person who lives alone and had an unexpected out of pocket medical expense. Avoiding eviction is critical; it’s already difficult to find affordable housing currently, but once someone has an eviction on their record it can be impossible to find a new place.

$32 for a woman who needed a space heater because her apartment furnace wasn’t sufficient. Space heaters are a recurring request during winter months.

$95 for a person who lives alone to replace apartment locks due to security concerns. Another individual needed help replacing a lost birth certificate in order to get an ID card.

Individuals have received mini refrigerators to store insulin, humidifiers or dehumidifiers to help with breathing issues, and other small purchases that help individuals monitor or maintain their health.

Kroger Community Rewards program

Link your Kroger Shopper’s Card to Aging Solutions and Aging Solutions will earn money. 

How to link your Kroger Shopper’s Card with Aging Solutions:

  1. Go to www.kroger.com.
  2. Create or log in to your digital Kroger account.
  3. Link your Shopper’s Card ID# and phone number to Aging Solutions (you can search by organization name or enter KY367; then click Enroll).
  4. Swipe your card or enter your alternate ID at the Kroger cash register and your qualified purchases will be credited to Aging Solutions.

When you use your Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account, future qualified purchases will be credited to Aging Solutions, at no added cost to you. When minimum quarterly rebate amount has been achieved, Aging Solutions will receive a check from Kroger!

The Community Rewards page is found at bottom of the Savings menu or at www.krogercommunityrewards.com.

Please note that solicitation to the general public and on social media is prohibited and is grounds for exclusion from the program. Please invite friends and family by personal invitation only (i.e., by email, not on Facebook).

Holiday Gift Drive

The Holiday Gift Drive provides COAAA consumers with gifts at the end of the year. For many of the individuals who receive a gift, it’s the only present they get at the holidays. COAAA case managers identify people they serve and verify what they wish for; often it is items such as blankets, winter coats, bedding, towels, and other minor luxuries or everyday necessities. Donors are matched to requests and fulfill their Secret Santa duties in early December.

In 2020, more than 1,450 gifts were given by donors from Chase, Nationwide, AEP, Honda, Besa, and more. The kindness and generosity of these donors bring smiles to the people served by COAAA and staff members.

The Holiday Gift Drive was started in 2006 by Judy Camp, a registered nurse who dedicated her life to the care of senior citizens. She was inspired to start the gift program because of a thank you note she received from a nursing home resident who had received a Christmas card from Camp. In the first year of the program, Camp and her daughter Mary Donahue sponsored gifts for 100 seniors. The gift drive has continued to grow each year and is an amazing legacy of Judy Camp, who passed away in 2010. It is a labor of love for Donahue, who is an Aging Solutions board member and continues to provide leadership to the program in honor of her mother.  

Supporters

Aging Solutions thanks Altrusa International, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio for their financial and volunteer support. Altrusa International, Inc. is a worldwide service association of business and professional people who want to perform valuable community service and enjoy the company of fellow members. Altrusa Columbus was chartered in 1918 to provide an opportunity for professional and executive women to perform community service while giving them the opportunity to build relationships with women of similar backgrounds who were working in a variety of industries and professions. During the pandemic, Altrusans started a greeting card project to bring friendly notes to COAAA's consumers who may be isolated. 

 

Board Members

Aging Solutions is led by board members David Anderson (treasurer), Jerry Borin, Kevin Craine, Esq., Mary Donahue, and Jane Taylor (board president).