Senior Citizen Resources
Golden Buckeye Card
More than two million Ohioans are eligible for the Golden Buckeye card, honored at 20,000 businesses statewide. Golden Buckeye cardholders have saved an estimated $2 billion since 1976. All Ohioans age 60 or older, as well as adults age 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security, are eligible for a free Golden Buckeye card.
How to Get a Card - Ohio residents who hold current Ohio Driver Licenses or State ID cards automatically receive a Golden Buckeye card in the month of their 60th birthday. Individuals who do not have a current license or State ID, as well as people under age 60 who are eligible due to disability, or who otherwise do not receive their card automatically, may apply for a card at most public libraries and senior centers. Due to ID, age and disability (when appropriate) verification requirements, you cannot apply for a Golden Buckeye Card online or by phone.
How to Get a Replacement Card - If your Golden Buckeye Card has been lost, stolen or damaged, call 1-866-301-6446 to request a replacement.
Wood County Committee on Aging- Ohio's First Nationally Accredited Senior Center
1-800-367-4935 Website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1975, Wood County Committee on Aging has provided seniors throughout Wood County with the resources they need to maintain their independence and enjoy this season of life.
Northwood Residents Senior Program
Northwood adults 55 years of age or older can purchase a "Golden Ranger" card at the Eastern Community YMCA (located in Oregon) for $20 that allows the older adults in the City to attend a specific selection of aquatic and gym classes throughout the week. The limited membership extends from the time of purchase through December 31st.
Silver Sneakers is a fitness membership benefit provided through select insurance plans for those age 65 and older. Silver Sneakers partners with several health insurance plans in order to offer unlimited gym access to over 13,000 locations across the country. This program also offers free fitness classes (both in and out of the gym) to accommodate all levels of experience.
More than 60 health plans nationwide have partnered with Silver Sneakers to include this valuable benefit. Click HERE to check eligibility. If you have the Silver Sneakers benefit you are eligible to become a member to the Eastern Community YMCA located in Oregon and Ladies Movement Fitness Club located in Northwood for free!
Renew Active™ is another program offered by a carrier with select Medicare Advantage plans. It also offers access to gyms and fitness places across the country. Renew Active™. includes: A free gym membership. Access extensive, nationwide network – including many premium gyms and fitness locations. Thousands of workout videos with Fitbit® Premium. An online brain health program from AARP® Staying Sharp®. Click HERE to learn more.
As a Renew Active participant you are able to join Ladies Movement Fitness Club in Northwood for free as well!