The Wisdom Collaborative, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was formed in 2021 by a group of citizens 50 years and older who wanted to offer their professional experience and lifelong learning to help Lake County. Our purpose is to help solve problems by applying our collective knowledge and connections to each issue and collaborating with community stakeholders to create a solution.
We welcome new members who share our interest and commitment.
Our first ongoing initiative to benefit Lake County citizens concerns elder fraud. We are a community partner of the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Northern District of Ohio) for the Elder Justice Initiative. Its mission is to support and coordinate the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat elder abuse, neglect and financial fraud and scams that target seniors.
If you are aware of or have experienced an elder scam, please contact the Attorney General’s Office.
In 2022 we added a second initiative: digital equity and inclusion. We are working to identify the digital gaps in Lake County and discover collaborative solutions that will close those gaps. Areas of need can include hardware (computers, cell phones, tablets), software (apps and platforms) and internet (WIFI, cellular) access.
Do you know of a need for computer hardware, software, or internet access in Lake County? Please let us know.