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) 899-0196
Website: WARM Online Choice Market
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:
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.
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
Help 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.
Website: Franklin County Senior Options
Central Ohio Agency on Aging
PASSPORT provides help at home for seniors as an alternative to nursing home care.
Senior services available include:
Phone: 614-645-7250 or 800-589-7277
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.
Website: In-Home Care Services - SourcePoint
The Westerville Snow Patrol Program pairs older residents and residents with disabilities with nearby neighbors who volunteer to assist them with snow removal on their sidewalks, walkways, and driveways.
Website: Westerville Snow Patrol
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
Westerville Senior Center
Low cost transportation is available to members residing in the corporate city limits of Westerville to:
Office: (614) 901-6560
Transportation: (614) 901-6567
PDF: Transportation Information Brochure
Seniors 65 years and older qualify for a COTA Reduced Fare Senior ID Card.
Website: Senior Riders
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
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
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
The Ohio State University
Ohio residents age 60 or older are invited to take courses and connect with The Ohio State University community through this tuition-free program.
Phone: (614) 292-8860
Website: Program 60
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
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
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:
Website: Senior Companion
Superintendent's Gold Appreciation Card
Westerville City Schools
Westerville City School District residents who are over the age of 60 and hold a Golden Buckeye Card are eligible to receive a Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Card. The card is good for the entire school year and provides free admission when possible to sporting events, concerts, musicals and plays (advanced reservation required). The cards are offered with appreciation to the senior community for their interest in, and support of, the students and programs in the Westerville City Schools.
Phone: (614) 797-5700
Website: Westerville City Schools
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.
Website: Westerville Public Library Outreach
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:
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
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:
Website: Legal Hotline - ProSeniors
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