The Senior Service Unit was established in 2009 by the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and County Commissioners. In January, 2013, this unit became a part of the Office of Elderly Affairs. The Senior Services Unit focuses on the following objectives:
Reduce the vulnerability of seniors (living alone or with a spouse) by providing periodic visits by law enforcement to ensure their safety and well-being.
Assist seniors with assessing social services to maintain an independent lifestyle using every resource possible.
Reduce victimization by educating seniors about predators and various types of scams.
Advocate, serve and protect our senior population in Trumbull County.
2959 Youngstown Rd.
Warren, Ohio 44484
PARTNERING WITH AREA AGENCIES TO SERVE, CONNECT AND PROTECT OUR SENIORS OF TRUMBULLCOUNTY
Adult Protective Services
Investigation of abuse, neglect or exploitation of the age 60 or older population of Trumbull County.
Telephone: (330) 392-3248
Guardianship and Protective Services
Guardianship and Protective Services, Inc., mission is to provide guardianship services that enable and enhance elderly impaired persons living in Trumbull County to be free from neglect, abuse or exploitation and to live, explore, and receive needed health care in the least restrictive community settings available.
Direction Home of Eastern Ohio
Funding agency for senior citizens' programs. Nursing home ombudsman; plan, coordinate, and advocate for the development of a comprehensive service delivery system for the needs of older Ohioans.
Assists individuals in all matters related to Social Security, SSI, and Medicare.
Hearing Impaired: 1-800-325-0778
Job and Family Services
Administers Aid to Dependent Children, disability assistance, medical, food stamps, Title XX social services programs and other various functions.
Trumbull County 2-1-1
The Access Center staff is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to help you or your family with the following.
Family/ Parent Resources
Food, Shelter, Clothing
LifeLines Access Center
And much more...
2-1-1 is not available on all phones. Please call 330-393-1565 as an alternative to reach Trumbull County 2-1-1
Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office
Dedicated to protecting our residents of Trumbull County. The Senior Service Unit was created by Sheriff’s office and the County Commissioners. It was designed to reduce the vulnerability of seniors, (living alone or with a spouse) by providing periodic visits by law enforcement to ensure their safety and well-being. Strive to reduce victimization by educating seniors about predators and types of scams. Assist seniors with accessing social services to maintain an independent lifestyle using every resource available.
Honorable Judge James A. Fredericka
Court of Common Pleas/Division of Probate. Judge Fredericka is responsible for all court cases that involve estate/probate matters.
Attorney General’s Office
Mike Dewine, Where to report Identity Theft, and other financial scams.
Telephone: 1-888-MY-ID-4-ME or 1-888-694-3463
GRANDPARENT SCAMS: A call in the middle of the night stating that their grandchild has been arrested and money is needed for bail.
809 AREA CODE SCAM: Individuals being requested to call a number starting with area code 809. This area code is out of the country, costing citizens hundreds of thousands of dollars of long distance charges.
INTERNET FRAUD: Unfamiliar with the internet can lead seniors to give out credit card information to a scammer.
TELEMARKETING FRAUD: A 40 billion dollar epidemic in the U.S. alone. Research the product before buying. Call the Better Business Bureau to see if others have complained about the product.
CHARITY SCAMS: Know the charity before giving. All charitable organizations are required to register with the state. To find this information contact your local consumer protection agency at 614-466-8170.
HOME IMPROVEMENT SCAMS: Contractors advising citizens that unnecessary home repairs are needed.
PRIZES AND SWEEPSTAKE SCAMS: You have won a sweepstake, and then are requested to send money to cover the taxes.
IDENTITY THEFT: Giving up your social security number and birth date can open their financial history to a thief.
INVESTMENT SCAMS: Citizens planning for retirement may fall victim. They include, Advance Fee Schemes, Prime Bank Note Schemes, Pyramid Schemes, and Nigerian Letter Fraud Schemes.
HEALTHCARE SCAMS: Prescription drug card discounts and counterfeit medications.
Senior Service Unit: 330-675-7096 or 330-675-7022
Contact: Don Hyde
Office of Attorney General: 1-800-282-0515 or 1-877-244-6446
Federal Trade Commission: 1-877-382-4357
Better Business Bureau: 330-744-3111 (Local Office)
Operators: M-F 9:00-12:00p, 1:00-4:00p
Do Not Call List Registry: 1-888-382-1222
TIPS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
You should never be asked to pay for services up front.
Never pay for a free prize. It is against federal law if you are told the money requested is for taxes.
Never give out personal information such as credit card, bank accounts, date of birth or social security number to unfamiliar companies or persons.
Always research the company before making any decisions.
Make inquires about the organization. Get contact information and telephone number. It is your right to authenticate the charity. Remember…if they are legitimate they will comply with your requests.
If approached by an unfamiliar charity, check it out. The Better Business Bureau will have information regarding all charities, organizations and companies.
TIPS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS
Encourage unannounced visits by family and friends.
Keep an up-to-date inventory of valuables.
Maintain a safe deposit box for cash, jewelry, financial records, stock certificates, bonds ect.
Watch for unusual activity, including money disappearing that can not be explained.