The only and most comprehensive directory of services, facilities and guidance professionals serving the lifestyle and needs of senior adults and their families, this 68-page, full color SENIOR SOLUTIONS RESOURCE GUIDE reaches over 25,000 Medina County area seniors.
Government Agencies, Assistance & Resources continued Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority 850 Walter Road, Medina, OH 44256 330-725-7531- Medina 330-336-3606- Wadsworth / Akron Hours: Mon – Fri 9am to 4:00pm www.mmha.org MMHA provides affordable, quality housing for eligible residents through the creation, development and management of properties and programs for low to moderate incomes including the elderly and those with disabilities. OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) 1-800-686-1578 Ohio’s free health insurance counseling service. Social Security Administration & S.S.I. 4035 N. Jefferson Street, Medina, OH 44256 1-800-772-1213 Retirement, survivors, disability and supplement security income (SSI) benefits and services. Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) 1700 E. 13th Street, Suite # 114, Cleveland, OH 44114 P 216-621-0303 / P 800-626-7277 F 216-803-0390 / psa10a.org WRAAA helps older adults and persons with disabilities meet their needs and achieve the highest possible quality of life. We are the state-designated funding, planning and coordinating authority for home and community-based services and supports for older adults and individuals with disabilities in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties. How to Obtain a Disabled Parking Permit in Ohio Anyone who has a disability that limits mobility by impeding the ability to walk can apply for an Ohio Disability parking placard or disability plates. The disability must be certified by the person’s physician or chiropractor. Disabilities that qualify include visual problems, cardiac, arthritic, respiratory and orthopedic conditions. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Step 1 Determine that you meet the definition of disability according to State of Ohio regulations and that the medical condition can be certified as a qualified disability by a physician or chiropractor. Step 2 Obtain the application forms from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) website. Download “For, BMV 4826” for disability plates. Complete the pertinent parts of the applicable form. Step 3 Request a prescription from your physician or chiropractor which details the nature of the disability and how long the disability is expected to last. The application will be rejected if the expected ending date of the disability is not included. Indicate if the disability is permanent. Placards expire on the date specified by the physician or chiropractor but cannot exceed five years. Step 4 Take the application form along with the prescription from the physician or chiropractor to any local Deputy Registrar’s office, or mail it to Ohio BMV at the address on the form. Enclose the proper fee amounts as shown on the form. 30 www.MedinaSeniorServices.org 31