About Senior and Adult Services
The Division of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) was officially established as an independent agency on March 30, 1992.
|Our mission is to empower seniors and adults with disabilities to age successfully, by providing resources and support that preserve their independence.
|Our vision is to demonstrate a leading model of government collaboration within the community, provide needed supportive services for older adults and adults with disabilities in Cuyahoga County, and strive for continuous improvement by measuring key performance outcomes.
Our Guiding PrinciplesOur daily work is guided by the following tenets that strengthen our community and deepen our impact:
- Use innovative evidence-based practices that bring the benefits of the latest research to our clients
- Encourage self-directed care whenever possible
- Collaborate and convene stakeholders in vital discussions regarding relevant issues
- Advocate for older adults and adults with disabilities
- Support families and caregivers
- Train and empower staff to provide culturally competent care
Our ProgramsDSAS serves Cuyahoga County residents through the following programs and services:
- Adult Protective Services
- Options for Independent Living
- Home Support Services
- Information Services
- Community Office on Aging
- Community Social Services Program
Our service populations are County residents age 60 and over, and residents age 18-59 with disabilities.
DSAS is comprised of nearly 200 employees committed to fulfilling the agency's mission. The work of our
Centers of Excellence is supported by our Administrative Team.
Our Advisory Board
DSAS is committed to service through an extensive alliance with the community. A major component of this partnership is the 25-member Advisory Board on Senior and Adult Services.
The members of this Board are appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive, with confirmation by the County Council, and are representative of the county's older population, as well as the professional aging network.
We are grateful to have many community organizations partnering with us to assist older adults in need. Together, we leverage our knowledge and skills to amplify our impact in the community. Click here to learn more about the vital
resources offered by our community partners.
Our Centralized Intake Unit is available to answer questions Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hotline is open after hours for critical needs. You may also make an appointment to meet with our staff in person at our office or at your