Senior Citizen Resources

Golden Buckeye Card

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.

How to Get a Card - Ohio residents who hold current Ohio Driver Licenses or State ID cards automatically receive a Golden Buckeye card in the month of their 60th birthday. Individuals who do not have a current license or State ID, as well as people under age 60 who are eligible due to disability, or who otherwise do not receive their card automatically, may apply for a card at most public libraries and senior centers. Due to ID, age and disability (when appropriate) verification requirements, you cannot apply for a Golden Buckeye Card online or by phone.

How to Get a Replacement Card - If your Golden Buckeye Card has been lost, stolen or damaged, call 1-866-301-6446 to request a replacement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wood County Committee on Aging- Ohio's First Nationally Accredited Senior Center
1-800-367-4935  Website:
Since 1975, Wood County Committee on Aging has provided seniors throughout Wood County with the resources they need to maintain their independence and enjoy this season of life.

For more information contact Social Service Department at (419)353-5661 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


Northwood Residents Senior Program

Northwood adults 55 years of age or older can purchase a "Golden Ranger" card at the Eastern Community YMCA (located in Oregon) for $20 that allows the older adults in the City to attend a specific selection of aquatic and gym classes throughout the week. The limited membership extends from the time of purchase through December 31st.