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Ohio Department of Aging 2011 Press Releases

Ohio declares 6th annual Visit a Nursing Home Week, Dec. 24-31, 2011
  Dec. 19, 2011 - A staple of the holiday season, visitation is part of person-centered care

Golden Buckeye program launches page on Facebook with daily holiday shopping tips
  Nov. 22, 2011 - Social media presence builds on legacy of connecting businesses and elders

Long-married couples who volunteer sought for Joined Hearts in Giving Award
  Nov. 1, 2011 - Nominations accepted through Nov. 30, 2011

State Long-term Care Ombudsman reminds Ohioans that nursing home residents have rights and the resources to maintain and uphold them
  Oct. 17, 2011 - Ohio commemorates Residents' Rights Week, Oct. 17-23, 2011

Feds give Ohio authority to allow options for seniors who prefer assisted living over nursing homes and funding to continue transforming services for aging Ohioans
  Oct. 3, 2011 - Assisted Living waiver approval, federal grant award position Ohio as a model state

Kasich announces appointments to the Unified Long-term Care System Advisory Work Group
  Sept. 23, 2011

State Falls Prevention Coalition to use first day of autumn to raise awareness of older adults' risks of falling
  Sept. 15, 2011 - Five easy steps can help elders avoid the physical and psychological impact of falling

Department Seeks Nominations of Outstanding Elder Caregivers
  Sept. 6, 2011 - Annual Honor Pays Tribute to Personal Dedication, Love and Sacrifice

Department of Aging launches 2nd annual Grandparents Day photo project on Facebook
  Aug. 25, 2011 - Show us how generations are sharing their history and heritage

Ohio's nursing home diversion and transition initiative shows promise
  Aug. 15, 2011 - 80% of diverted consumers remain in community after six months

Department of Aging invites aging network professionals to learn about care coordination for dually eligible people from national expert via Twitter
  Aug. 9, 2011 - Live 'tweet-cast' will relate key points, foster dialog

Ohio receives $200,000 grant to assist caregivers across the lifespan
  Aug. 1, 2011 - Funds will improve access to services and supports and pilot new programs

Nominate an outstanding elder for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
  Aug. 1, 2011 - Annual induction recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions

Expanded Medicaid home and community services allowing Ohio to serve more older Ohioans for less
  June 17, 2011 - Past 12 years have seen lowered LTC spending while increasing the number served

Department of Aging to honor 2011 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame inductees and Ohio Elder Caregiver Award recipients
  May 24, 2011 - Outstanding Ohioans honored for service, achievements and compassionate caring

Governor Kasich Proclaims May as Older Americans Month in Ohio
  April 28, 2011 - Annual observance celebrates ways older Ohioans connect communities

"Finer With Age" focuses on eyesight and preventing blindness
  April 15, 2011 - April episode also features a personal look at The Red Hat Society

Photo project on Facebook helps Ohioans celebrate their elders
  April 12, 2011 - Submit your picture of older Ohioans connecting their communities

Follow us on Twitter April 8 for live updates from Direct Service Workforce Summit
  April 7, 2011

Get daily tips on Facebook to prevent injuries during Public Health Week
  April 1, 2011 - Learn how safety is not an accident and that you can live injury free

Department of Aging announces theme for Older Americans Month
  March 29, 2011 - May observance will celebrate ways older Ohioans connect communities

Announcement: "Like" us on Facebook for daily tips during Severe Weather Awareness Week
  March 21, 2011

Department of Aging, OAGE accepting Practitioner of the Year nominations
  March 10, 2011 - Annual award honors excellence in gerontology research and partnerships

Experts discuss Alzheimer's disease and dementia on "Finer With Age"
  March 7, 2011 - March episode also features an artistic view on positive aging

State Ombudsman discusses person-centered care on "Finer With Age"
  Feb. 8, 2011 - Experts join in the conversation and share personal experiences

First Lady Kasich and Ohio Department of Aging honor long-married volunteers
  Feb. 3, 2011 - Twelfth annual Joined Hearts in Giving reception held at governor's residence

Resources are available to help older Ohioans cope with winter storm
  Feb. 1, 2011 - Stay safe, seek help and check on neighbors the next few days

Department of Aging to promote healthy lifestyles with advice on Facebook
  Jan. 31, 2011 - Daily "Healthy U" tips will cover stress, exercise, eating well, medicine and more

Bonnie Kantor-Burman takes the helm at the Ohio Department of Aging
  Jan. 24, 2011 - New state aging director is an accomplished advocate for LTC reform and innovation

Residents' families rate Ohio nursing homes for customer satisfaction
  Jan. 12, 2011 - Survey indicates families are happy with the care loved ones receive

Department of Aging extends deadline for caregiving story project
  Jan. 4, 2011 - Ohioans asked to submit stories of love and dedication by Jan. 31, 2011