A Leader in Service, Research and
Advocacy for Older Adults


For services or advice on eldercare issues,
call 216.791.8000 or e-mail info@benrose.org

Our Mission : To advance the health, independence and dignity of older adults

The Benjamin Rose Library

The Benjamin Rose Institute is the only social service agency in Greater Cleveland that maintains an on-site library. It is one of a handful of libraries in Ohio and the United States specializing in aging, gerontology, geriatrics and related subjects.

The Library was established in 1974. It is staffed by Karen Bensing, M.S.L.S and features a select collection of materials on aging and related subjects including approximately 1,500 books and 80 journal subscriptions.

The collection includes practice-oriented materials on:

  • Aging policy and economics

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Death & dying

  • Depression and other mental disorders

  • Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation

  • Ethics

  • Ethnic and minority aging

  • Family caregiving

  • Gay and lesbian aging

  • Geriatric assessment

  • Grandparents

  • Housing

  • Literature and poetry

  • Long-term care and home care

  • Medical care

  • Nursing assistants

  • Religion and spirituality

  • Social work

It also houses the papers of Margaret Blenkner, founder of the Benjamin Rose Margaret Blenkner Research Institute, and an archive of reports and articles prepared by Research Institute staff.

Students, aging service providers, older adults, their families and others interested in learning about later life are welcome to use the library collection by appointment.
Materials do not circulate.
Photocopies are available for $.20 per page.

The Library is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm.
For an appointment, please call 216-373-1682.