Golden Buckeye Program

Golden Buckeye Program The Golden Buckeye program has been helping older Ohioans and other eligible adults make community connections for more than four decades. 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.

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Best wishes for a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season from the Golden Buckeye Program!Our office is...
12/26/2020

Best wishes for a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season from the Golden Buckeye Program!

Our office is closed today. We will reopen Monday, Dec. 28, at 8 a.m.

This time of year, and with everything going on, it's okay to not be okay. Ohio's CareLine is a toll-free and confidenti...
12/24/2020
Ohio CareLine - It's Ok to Not Be Ok

This time of year, and with everything going on, it's okay to not be okay.

Ohio's CareLine is a toll-free and confidential emotional support call service available 24/7.

📞 Call 1-800-720-9616.

The Ohio CareLine is a toll-free emotional support call service. Behavioral health professionals staff the CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. They offer c...

Consumer Alert: Certain Lean Cuisine baked chicken entrees have been recalled due to possible plastic contamination. Che...
12/23/2020
Plastic Contamination Prompts Lean Cuisine Recall

Consumer Alert: Certain Lean Cuisine baked chicken entrees have been recalled due to possible plastic contamination. Check your freezer and be safe.

Approximately 92,206 pounds of baked chicken frozen meals were recalled because they may contain pieces of hard white plastic, the USDA announced.

Rise to the task: Wear a mask, Ohio! Do it for those at highest risk from #COVID19, including your older friends and lov...
12/23/2020
Rise to the Task! Wear a Mask.

Rise to the task: Wear a mask, Ohio! Do it for those at highest risk from #COVID19, including your older friends and loved ones. #InThisTogetherOhio #MasksOnOhio #StaySafeOhio

When we all wear masks, it lowers the chance that we get sick from COVID-19. It's that simple. #InThisTogetherOhio

It’s Q&A Tuesday!Q: Didn’t the eligibility age for a Golden Buckeye Card used to be 55 (or 50)?A: We’re flattered that s...
12/22/2020

It’s Q&A Tuesday!

Q: Didn’t the eligibility age for a Golden Buckeye Card used to be 55 (or 50)?

A: We’re flattered that so many Ohioans are anxious to get their Golden Buckeye cards! Unfortunately, the age for eligibility has never been lower than 60. In 1976, when the program launched, the minimum age of eligibility for a Golden Buckeye Card was 65. It was lowered to 60 in 1985, where it has remained.

Learn more at www.goldenbuckeye.com.

The Ohio Department of Aging's Staying Connected service can help keep you safe. ℹ The system will call you every day du...
12/21/2020

The Ohio Department of Aging's Staying Connected service can help keep you safe. ℹ The system will call you every day during the time slot of your choice. If you do not respond, they will notify an alternate contact (if provided) or your local Sheriff’s office’s non-emergency line.

Learn more and register:
💻 www.aging.ohio.gov/stayingconnected
☎ 1-833-ODA-CHAT
#InThisTogetherOhio #StaySafeOhio #StayingConnectedOhio

If your holiday plans include gathering with people you don't see regularly, please be safe.🍽 Avoid large groups🍽 Wash y...
12/21/2020

If your holiday plans include gathering with people you don't see regularly, please be safe.

🍽 Avoid large groups
🍽 Wash your hands often
🍽 Keep your distance
🍽 Cover your mouth and nose
🍽 Gather virtually, if possible

We're in this together, Ohio. We can celebrate with our loved ones while we control community spread of COVID-19.
#InThisTogetherOhio #StaySafeOhio

Are you interested in an opportunity to put your time and talents to work for a good cause without leaving home? Conside...
12/20/2020

Are you interested in an opportunity to put your time and talents to work for a good cause without leaving home? Consider becoming a Citizen Archivist for the US National Archives. https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist

As you make the final preparations for your holiday celebrations, Please consider supporting your locally owned and oper...
12/19/2020

As you make the final preparations for your holiday celebrations, Please consider supporting your locally owned and operated retailers. Your support makes a difference, especially this year. #InThisTogetherOhio

Gift cards are a great last-minute gift and time saver. In fact, AARP reports that nearly 2 out of 3 consumers plan to b...
12/19/2020
Buying Gift Cards? Look Out for Scams

Gift cards are a great last-minute gift and time saver. In fact, AARP reports that nearly 2 out of 3 consumers plan to buy gift cards this holiday season. Unfortunately, some scammers have figured out how to literally cash in on their popularity. Here's what to look for so you can give without being taken.

Gift cards are popular with con artists and fraudsters. Learn how they use them to steal from you.

The Ohio Department of Aging's Staying Connected check-in service can help you or an older loved one 🔗 connect to your a...
12/18/2020

The Ohio Department of Aging's Staying Connected check-in service can help you or an older loved one 🔗 connect to your area agency on aging to learn about senior supports and services in your community.

Learn more and register:
💻 www.aging.ohio.gov/stayingconnected
☎ 1-833-ODA-CHAT
#InThisTogetherOhio #StaySafeOhio #StayingConnectedOhio

12/17/2020
Drivable Ohio Holiday Lights Tour

Check out 16 prime stops in the Buckeye State for spectacular holiday light displays, courtesy of our friends at Ohio. Find It Here.
https://ohio.org/static/uploads/pdfs/HolidayLight_Map_Drivable_Dec_12032020.pdf

Ohio's 12 area agencies on aging are THE go-to sources of information and support for seniors and their families in your...
12/17/2020

Ohio's 12 area agencies on aging are THE go-to sources of information and support for seniors and their families in your community. They can help you connect with:

🤝 Long-term services and supports;
🤝 Meals and transportation;
🤝 Caregiver support;
🤝 Health and safety programs;
🤝 Benefits and assistance;
🤝 And much more!

Call 1-866-243-5678 or visit www.aging.ohio.gov/findservices to connect to the area agency on aging serving your community.

Learn more: https://aging.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/aging/about-us/who-we-are/area-agencies-on-aging/area-agencies-on-aging

12/16/2020
UpCycle Ohio Thrift Store

Please welcome the latest addition to the #GoldenBuckeye business family: UpCycle Ohio Thrift Store in Athens. Show your card to save 20% off your purchase.

Find more businesses that have recently joined our program or updated their information: https://aging.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/aging/about-us/learn-about-golden-buckeye/recently-added-updated-golden-buckeye-businesses-1

The UpCycle Ohio Thrift turns what could be waste into valuable assets. We sell electronics, clothing, shoes, kitchen ware and furniture. Stop in and shop UpCycle Ohio for all your needs.

If you receive Social Security, here are changes for 2021 that you should be aware of.
12/15/2020
Biggest Social Security Changes That Start Jan. 1

If you receive Social Security, here are changes for 2021 that you should be aware of.

A rundown of Social Security monthly benefit increases for retired and SSI beneficiaries, Medicare premiums and payroll taxes effective Jan. 1.

It’s Q&A Tuesday!Q: I am under age 60 but I qualify for Golden Buckeye because of a disability. How do I get a card?A: Y...
12/15/2020

It’s Q&A Tuesday!

Q: I am under age 60 but I qualify for Golden Buckeye because of a disability. How do I get a card?

A: You will need to apply for a card at a sign-up site near you. These are senior centers and public libraries. Call ahead of time to make sure they are open and have applications on-hand.

You will also need to take a state-issued ID and proof of your disability, such as a Medicare (not Medicaid) card, SSI or SSDI acceptance document, or a copy of a document certifying permanent and total disability issued by any state department, Ohio public employee retirement system (STRS, PERS, etc), or any federal retirement system.

Learn more at www.goldenbuckeye.com.

A friendly chat 💬, even with a relative stranger, can help someone feel less isolated and more connected to the world ar...
12/14/2020

A friendly chat 💬, even with a relative stranger, can help someone feel less isolated and more connected to the world around them. The Ohio Department of Aging's Staying Connected service for older Ohioans offers the option each weekday to connect with someone to talk about virtually anything.

Learn more and register:
💻 www.aging.ohio.gov/stayingconnected
☎ 1-833-ODA-CHAT
#InThisTogetherOhio #StaySafeOhio #StayingConnectedOhio

If you can't physically touch your friends and loved ones this holiday season, a gift made with your own two hands might...
12/14/2020
10 DIY Holiday Gifts for Friends, Family

If you can't physically touch your friends and loved ones this holiday season, a gift made with your own two hands might just be the personal touch they need. Many folks are considering giving homemade gifts this year. Here is some inspiration from our friends at AARP.

Here are 10 homemade gift ideas, including knitted hats, photo albums and scented candles, that let you express your creativity this holiday.

Many of us are spending more time in our homes these days, so now is the perfect time to find smarter, easier, and more ...
12/13/2020
Does Your Cleaning Routine Need a Makeover?

Many of us are spending more time in our homes these days, so now is the perfect time to find smarter, easier, and more effective ways to keep it clean. Our friends at AARP have some suggestions.

And, if you're buying cleaning or crafting supplies from a local small business or hiring a cleaning service to help out, be sure to ask about a Golden Buckeye discount or other savings that you might qualify for.

Here are a few tips to help you master the cleaning of your home, from what household cleaners to use to environmentally friendly cleaning hacks.



Your Golden Buckeye Card includes the Ohio's Best Rx prescription drug discount program. If you lack prescription drug i...
12/11/2020

Your Golden Buckeye Card includes the Ohio's Best Rx prescription drug discount program. If you lack prescription drug insurance, have coverage limits, or have a prescription that isn't covered by your insurance, your Golden Buckeye/Ohio's Best Rx card could offer significant savings over regular retail prices. In November, #GoldeBuckeye cardholders saved an average of $46.63 per prescription. www.ohiobestrx.org

Our friends at AARP remind us to only use gift cards as gifts to people we know. If someone asks or instructs you to buy...
12/10/2020
Consumers Have Lost Millions to Gift Card Scams

Our friends at AARP remind us to only use gift cards as gifts to people we know. If someone asks or instructs you to buy gift cards and send the card information as a form of payment for a product, service, job, debt, fee, or fine, it's probably a scam.

As gift cards appear to be commonly used in more fraud schemes, retailers and government officials are warning consumers to be on the lookout.


It’s Q&A Tuesday!Q: Do you track my shopping habits?A: Absolutely not! The Golden Buckeye program respects your privacy....
12/08/2020

It’s Q&A Tuesday!

Q: Do you track my shopping habits?

A: Absolutely not! The Golden Buckeye program respects your privacy. The Golden Buckeye program does not track where you shop or what you buy using your card.

Learn more at www.goldenbuckeye.com.

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General information

Merchants of all types (e.g., restaurants, retail, auto care, medical and more) voluntarily offer special savings or deals for older Ohioans who carry the Golden Buckeye card. Most participating merchants display the Golden Buckeye logo on their door, in their window or at the checkout. Businesses that honor the Golden Buckeye card receive no compensation from the State of Ohio for their participation, and the savings they offer will vary. Some offer a percentage off a total purchase, others offer special deals on certain products or services. Please repay their kindness with your patronage (and save some money in the process). Disclaimer of Endorsement: Business information shared on the Golden Buckeye and Ohio Department of Aging webpages and social media channels is self-reported by the listed businesses. Listings are intended as examples of the types of businesses that participate in the program and are not inclusive of all participating businesses. Businesses that honor the Golden Buckeye Card do so voluntarily, pay no fee to participate and receive no compensation from the State of Ohio for their participation. No other business relationship between the business and the Ohio Department of Aging exists or should be inferred. The Ohio Department of Aging does not recommend or endorse any listed business or any products or services offered by a listed business. Any correspondence or business dealing between any user of this webpage and any listed business are solely between the user and the listed business. The Ohio Department of Aging shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind as a result of any such business dealings or the listing of a business on the Golden Buckeye and Ohio Department of Aging webpages and social media channels.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(800) 422-1976

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I may have received the Golden Buckeye Card, but apparently lost it when I did not recognize what is was and probably threw it away! All I want to do is get a replacement but when I called one of the numbers for a replacement, they said that I would have to fill out a form at a Senior Center. At any rate, I am going to try to call again, since all the centers are closed due to COVID-19.
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does ohio state parks still give a discount for camping rates ?
I got my Golden Buckeye Card reminding me of how old I really am, I would of preferred a Box of Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeyes, what can I say,lol….Thank You tho
Is there a listing of Portage and Summit county places that accept this?
old i guess
where to find list of places accepting card? can I search for local places?
Types of locally owned businesses and services that may honor the Golden Buckeye Card include: A variety of local businesses and services honor the Golden Buckeye Card.Food, Dining and Entertainment: Bakeries, high school events, grocery stores, museums, specialty markets and restaurants Show me a list and I will stop believing this card is a scam.
Have been waiting 2 months for my card and all I get is the run around. Called on February 7 to see why I had not received a card as my birthday is 1/6/59, was told everyone has to complete an application at the Library. I went to the Library and filled out the application.They Faxed it to golden Buckeye I waited till today then called about the card again. I was told I was still not in the system and to wait till Friday then go to the Library to see what they did wrong. What is going on I have had a valid Ohio drivers license since 1975
Just receive my Golden Buckeye Card today. I went to the website to find the "more than 20,000 businesses statewide" that offer discounts and couldn't find anything. Can you direct me?
What is the waiting period to get your card if you are on disability I went to the library sent mine stuff in a month ago and heard nothing since
Are Golden Buckeye Card holders given a discount on camping sites in state parks?