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With hot, stormy days in the forecast, Ohio Department of Aging encourages Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors Bookmark

Forecasters are predicting high temperatures and the possibility of dangerous storms over much of Ohio for the first half of this week. The Ohio Department of Aging reminds residents that older adults often have a harder time adjusting to weather extremes than others and encourages all Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors before, during, and after severe weather.

Ohio Department of Aging aims to once again take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” Bookmark

The Ohio Department of Aging will hold its fifth-annual “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” campaign on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. The agency is seeking individuals, groups, and organizations to host community walking groups and events on that day and throughout September to raise awareness of older adult falls and the many things older Ohioans can do to prevent them.

Promoting Senior Health and Wellness at the Ohio State Fair Bookmark

On Tuesday, July 30, the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio State Fair partnered to host the fifth annual Well Beyond 60! EXPO. Held on Senior Day at the fair, the expo an interactive health and wellness fair that features nearly 3,000 square feet of health screenings, wellness demonstrations, and more provided at no cost by state and community partners.

Ohio Department of Aging marks National Farmers’ Market Week by announcing expansion of senior nutrition program Bookmark

During National Farmers’ Market Week, Aug. 4-10, 2019, the Ohio Department of Aging announces that the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 State Budget includes funding that will allow the agency to increase access to healthy, locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables for older Ohioans.

2020-2021 State Budget continues vital supports for older Ohioans by increasing funding for proven programs and services Bookmark

Statement by Director Ursel McElroy on the passage of Ohio's Fiscal Years 2020-2021 State Budget

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