OhioHealth's AdvantAge Program at the
John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health is open to anyone age 50 and over. You don't have to be a member to access the program's wealth of senior health, wellness and education services; however, members receive added benefits that include discounted or free programs and services, such as:
- Free education programs
- Discounted transportation
- Many other valuable discounts
- Medicare and insurance assistance
- Biomonthly program catalogs
- Access to the full services of the Gerlach Center
Annual dues are $15 for an individual or $20 for a couple living at the same address. Membership is free to OhioHealth associates 50 years of age or older, OhioHealth retirees, and active or retired OhioHealth volunteers.
For more information about OhioHealth's AdvantAge Program, call the Gerlach Center staff at (614) 566-5858.
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About the Gerlach Center's AdvantAge Health, Wellness and Education Programs
Senior Health and Wellness Programs
The Gerlach Center offers exercise and fitness classes five days a week. These classes can help increase flexibility, build muscle strength or improve movement and gait. As an AdvantAge member, you'll receive discounts on senior fitness, yoga and T'ai Chi classes (just $2 per class for AdvantAge members). Other programs include:
Want more information about health concerns that affect your life? The Gerlach Center offers programs that cover a wide variety of topics specific to older adults. Lectures are offered weekly on Tuesdays and are free to AdvantAge members. Our health experts can even come to your group or organization to speak on a topic of interest to you.
Jimmy Scales from Computer Gnome, Inc. offers hands-on experience in a small classroom environment. All equipment is provided. Individuals, couples and small groups are welcome.
Volunteer tutors can provide AdvantAge members with free one-on-one computer tutoring at the Gerlach Center.
Call (614) 566.5858 for more information.
Travel and Tour Program
Choose a short jaunt to unique places nearby or a longer trip to great destinations around our country - that's the AdvantAge travel program. AdvantAge members meet to select trips of interest. Professional travel agents handle all the arrangements.
We partner with the American Red Cross of Greater Ohio to get you where you need to go. The Red Cross can transport you to medical appointments, social events, beautician appointments, meetings, etc., and can provide transportation throughout all of Franklin County.
- The cost is $20 per trip.
- Hours of service are 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
- AdvantAge members receive their tenth trip free (a $20 value).
Payment is due at the time of service, or, if you use the service frequently, you may purchase ahead for multiple trips.
Medicare and Insurance Assistance
Trained, certified counselors from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) are available at The Gerlach Center to help you understand Medicare HMOs, supplemental and long-term care insurance coverage and options. Plus, these counselors can help you sort through your medical provider bills and complete Medicare claim forms.
Senior Health Related Services