Donations

Mission

Aging Solutions is a non-profit foundation which supports the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging's mission to promote older adult choice, independence and dignity.

Often seniors served through the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging need just a little extra help to maintain their quality of life in the home.

Aging Solutions thanks Altrusa International, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio and the Southeast Lions Club of Columbus, Ohio for their support.

Board Members: David Anderson, Jerry Borin, Kevin Craine, Esq., Mary Donahue, Alicia Lein, Jane Taylor

Where do your donations go?

$10.00: Could provide emergency funds for a prescription
$25.00: Could provide emergency food replacement after an electrical outage
$50.00: Could replace a broken microwave, necessary for home-delivered meals
$100: Could provide a home repair essential for safety and health

Examples of funds used:

  • Swimsuit for prescribed water therapy: $11.98
  • Emergency case of Ensure: $19.99
  • Room (Baby) Monitor: $27.91
    for caregiver to be able to hear consumer with dementia
  • Bedding: $39.38
  • Microwave: $46.00
  • Lift Chair Repair: $80.00
  • Gas Line Repair: $362.00

"There are multiple people I see who have come from homeless shelters and have no income and no means to buy personal care/cleaning items. It was a pleasure to be able to provide these items to residents who are starting up once again in their lives." - Cathy, COAAA social worker

Holiday Year 'Round Fund

After 10 years in a nursing home, Carolyn (right) was able to move in to her own assisted living apartment 18 months ago (through a Medicaid program called the Assisted Living Waiver program). She has no family except for a daughter, who has her own severe health problems. TV is Carolyn's only form of entertainment, but she didn't have one in her apartment. She had been saving $5 a month to buy a tv, but then she had to use the saved money to pay some pharmacy bills. Her hope for a tv seemed even farther away.

Her case manager, Linda, didn't tell her she might get a tv for Christmas through the Holiday Gift Program - so it came as a total surprise. Linda said, "she has never received such a generous gift in all of her life - she was overwhelmed with emotion."

Seniors like Carolyn are why the Holiday Year 'Round Fund was created. The fund honors Judy Camp, who was one of the founders of the holiday gift program - a program that provides COAAA consumers with gifts each year.

In 2015, hundreds of people donated gifts for more than 1,100 individuals in central Ohio.

For many, it was the only gift they received.

This fund provides a way for you to donate in Judy's memory.

To contribute, mail a check to:

Aging Solutions
c/o Judy Camp Memorial Fund
174 East Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

or donate via Pay Pal and indicate 'Holiday' in the message space provided.

Ready to get help? Call COAAA at (800) 589-7277 or fill out our online request form.