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The Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Department of Aging 2016 Press Releases

Calling All Kids: Tell your older loved ones “don’t fall for me” this Valentine’s Day
  Feb. 6, 2016 - State initiative calls on Ohio’s young people to help their elders prevent falls

Don’t let six more weeks of winter get you down on the ground
  Feb. 3, 2017 - With a longer winter predicted, take care to prevent falls & check on neighbors

Department of Aging issues last call for nominations for 2017 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
  Jan. 23, 2017 - Deadline is Feb. 6 to nominate outstanding neighbors, colleagues, leaders and mentors

Ohio’s first major winter weather event warrants extra attention for older adults
  Dec. 13, 2016 - Plan ahead, check on neighbors as temperatures and wintry precipitation fall

Nominate an outstanding older Ohioan for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
  Dec. 7, 2016 - Honor recognizes elders who exemplify excellence, ingenuity and compassion

Forecast for colder, snowier season means older Ohioans should be "Winter READY!"
  Nov. 14, 2016 - Plan ahead to prevent common winter injuries and be prepared for emergencies

59 organizations, 3,500+ Ohioans help exceed "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls"
  Oct. 5, 2016 - Communities across the state walked to raise awareness of older adult falls epidemic

Older Ohioans offered free medicine review at participating pharmacies to help prevent falls
  Sept. 15, 2016 - Medication interactions and side effects are large contributors to older adult falls

Join groups and individuals around the state in taking "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls"
  Sept. 14, 2016 - Falls Prevention Awareness Day event takes aim at epidemic of older adult falls

State seeks local partners to step up, help take "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls"
  Aug. 31, 2016 - STEADY U Ohio asks community groups to host events for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Ohio Long-Term Care Ombudsmen honored by President Obama for service
  July 7, 2016 - 25 volunteers receive the President's Volunteer Service Award

During National Safety Month, protect yourself and loved ones from falls
  June 14, 2016 - One in three older adults will fall, but most falls can be prevented

Wear purple on June 15 to raise awareness of elder abuse
  June 14, 2016 - Know the signs. Step up. Speak up.

Ohio leads nation in home and community transition planning
  June 6, 2016 - Ohio one of three states to achieve CMS approval to date

Ten older Ohioans honored with induction into Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
  May 19, 2016 - Department of Aging, General Assembly honor those who make aging their business

Aging network challenges negative attitudes about growing older, reminds Ohioans that aging is everybody's business
  April 27, 2016 - Older Americans Month celebrates elders, promotes opportunities to grow, thrive and contribute

State Aging Director and Marietta Kroger staff: 'Aging is everybody's business!'
  April 12, 2016 - Associates learn to see their store from their older customers' perspective

Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey helps families choose providers, shows nursing homes and assisted living operators where to focus improvement efforts
  March 1, 2016 - Survey results included in online Long-Term Care Consumer Guide

This Valentine's Day, tell the older adults in your life: "Don't fall for me!"
  Feb. 8, 2016 - Help someone you love prevent falls with changes to home, health and habits

Ahead of coming winter storm, have a plan to be Winter READY, check on loved ones
  Jan. 21, 2016 - Older adults are at increased risk from extreme conditions

Nominate an outstanding older Ohioan for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
  Jan. 8, 2016 - Honor recognizes elders who demonstrate what it means to live "Well Beyond 60"


View press releases from 2015.