About Us

About Us Description

Who We Are: 

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is a 110-year old Cleveland-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. We do this by deepening the understanding of evolving needs, developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions and promoting effective public policies.  

What We Do: 

  • Provide in-person and telephone-based health and wellness services in older adults’ homes and in communities across the Greater Cleveland Area 
  • Conduct research studies related to everyday issues faced by older people and their families. We use this knowledge to develop innovative solutions. 
  • Foster informed engagement with public policy issues impacting the field of aging 

Our Impact:

  • Reach more than 10,000 older adults and caregivers annually in their homes, at community locations and by phone and email 
  • Develop knowledge used to improve health and community services related to key issues in aging, such as family caregiving and elder abuse 
  • Developed and demonstrated the effectiveness of drug-free programs for managing chronic diseases 
  • Created scientifically proven innovative solutions:
    • BRI Care Consultation™
    • SHARE for Dementia

Organizational Characteristics: 

  • All-female, 24-member Board of Directors
  • $18 million annual budget
  • Over 130 employees, including: research scientists, social workers, counselors, financial wellness coaches, care consultants and experts in developing and delivering programs for older people and families 
  • Operate nine locations throughout Cuyahoga County 
  • The following programs and subsidiaries operate together to fulfill our mission: 
    • Home-and Community-Based Services 
    • Rose Centers for Aging Well 
    • Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People 
    • Margaret Wagner Apartments 
    • Center for Research and Education 
    • Conference Center at Benjamin Rose