More COVID-19 Resources

Below are additional resources and tools for older adults to use during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Hamilton County Public Health Gift Card Program
Online Grocery & Supply Ordering
Grocery & Supply Delivery Services
Mental Health Resources
Check-in Service for Ohio Seniors
Federal Resources

Hamilton County Public Health Gift Card Program

Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) has an opportunity to provide gift cards to purchase groceries, pharmacy items, cleaning supplies and/or gas in addition to vouchers towards utilities (i.e. energy, water, etc.) for eligible local families. HCPH will provide one set of resources per household.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. A member of their household has had to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 during the project period (August 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020).
  2. Current monthly income of at least 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

Apply for the program

Online Grocery & Supply Ordering

Most major grocers and retailers offer online grocery and supply ordering, either for pickup or delivery. Please note that during this time, these services are very busy and it may take several days to schedule delivery or pickup. We recommend planning ahead as much as possible.

Online Ordering
Written instructions for using Kroger Click List

Online Ordering
Written instructions for using Meijer online shopping
Visual instructions for using Meijer online shopping

Online Ordering 
How to pick up 

Online Ordering for Other Retailers
Amazon Fresh 
Aldi (instructions for pick up)
Shipt (grocery delivery)
Instacart  (grocery delivery serving a variety of stores)
COA's general instructions for online ordering and order pickup

Grocery & Supply Delivery Services

Cincinnati+NKy Match  

Mental Health Resources

Jewish Family Services Counseling Services
Accepting new Jewish and non-Jewish older adult patients using Telehealth
More information

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Resources

  • Coronavirus Information
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services COVID CareLine - 1-800-720-9616. After 8 p.m., calls will be forwarded to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • Ohio Crisis Text Line - Text keyword "4HOPE" to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress

Tips for managing stress and anxiety

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Check-in Service for Ohio Seniors

The Ohio Department of Aging offers a free, daily phone check-in for Ohioans 60 and older through its Staying Connected program. 
More information and registration

Federal Resources

National Institue on Aging COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults