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Director Ursel J. McElroy visits Girard Multi-Generational Center in Trumbull County Bookmark

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, Governor Mike DeWine held a meeting in Canfield with his agency cabinet directors. As part of the day’s planned activities throughout the Mahoning Valley, Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy visited the Girard Multi-Generational Center in Trumbull County to announce statewide grant awards for farmers’ market projects.

Ohio Department of Aging Announces $440,000 in Grants to Increase Access to Healthy, Local Produce for Older Ohioans Bookmark

The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) today announced it is awarding 11 grants totaling $440,000 to Ohio’s area agencies on aging to build or expand partnerships increasing access to nutritious food for low-income older Ohioans. Three $40,000 grants were awarded today to area agencies serving portions of the Mahoning Valley.

Check on older loved ones during wintry weather Bookmark

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Wintry conditions like snow, ice, cold temperatures, and winter storms can disrupt our lives and introduce increased risks for older adults. If severe weather is forecasted or has just occurred, check on older friends and family members to ensure that they are okay.

A holiday message for caregivers from Director Ursel J. McElroy Bookmark

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. They can also bring added stress, especially if you provide care for an aging loved one.

Don’t miss your opportunity to honor an older adult in your community with a nomination to the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Bookmark

The deadline to nominate an outstanding older adult for the 2020 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Eligible nominees are native-born Ohioans or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have contributed significantly to their communities, their lines of work, or other endeavors.

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