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Ohio Department of Aging 2010 Press Releases

State encourages individuals, groups to visit nursing home residents year-round, not just during the holidays
  Dec. 16, 2010 - Fifth annual Visit a Nursing Home Week is Dec. 24-31, 2010

Unified Long-term Care System Workgroup submits recommendations to Governor, Governor-elect John Kasich and General Assembly
  Dec. 10, 2010 - Plan drives a long-term care system that controls Medicaid spending, is based on choice

Golden Buckeye program offers holiday shopping tips via Facebook
  Dec. 9, 2010 - Daily advice will cover finding discounts, online shopping, safety and more

November episode of "Finer With Age" features trio of topics
  Nov. 19, 2010 - Experts discuss prescription medicines, Social Security and HEAP

Submit your family's story of love and caregiving
  Nov. 17, 2010 - Statewide story project part of National Year of the Family Caregiver

Department seeks nominations for Joined Hearts in Giving award
  Nov. 4, 2010 - Annual honor pays tribute to long marriages and community service

State Long-term Care Ombudsman defends Ohio facility residents' rights on state and national level
  Sept. 30, 2010 - Oct. 3-9, 2010 is Residents' Rights Week

State to use first day of autumn to promote falls prevention
  Sept. 16, 2010 - Many falls can be prevented through 5 easy steps

Department seeks nominations of outstanding elder caregivers
  Sept. 1, 2010 - Annual honor pays tribute to personal dedication, love and sacrifice

Ohio Senior Civic Engagement Council submits recommendations to Governor, General Assembly
  Aug. 25, 2010 - Initiatives will promote lifelong learning, employment and voluntarism

Department of Aging launches Grandparents Day photo project on Facebook
  Aug. 18, 2010 - Submit your pictures of generations working, learning and serving together

Lower body cancers, lifelong learning are subjects of august TV show
  Aug. 6, 2010 - Health and education experts visit "Finer With Age"

First Lady Frances Strickland, Aging Director Barbara Riley and Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson to greet seniors at Ohio State Fair
  July 30, 2010 - Officials to be joined by the Ohio Benefits Bank and singing quartet Four Harmonies Sake

Governor Strickland appoints four to Ohio Advisory Council for Aging
  July 27, 2010 - Accomplished residents will help shape policies affecting Ohio's seniors

Elder law expert answers seniors' questions about advance directives
  July 8, 2010 - It's your will to designate, "Finer With Age" looks at how to do it

State seeks nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
  June 30, 2010 - Annual induction recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions

Take Action consumer alert: Ohio seniors urged to watch for Medicare Part D rebate scam
  June 11, 2010 - Fraudsters exploiting $250 "doughnut hole" rebate

Ohio Department of Aging receives national recognition for Great Depression Story Project
  June 10, 2010 - Online collection of Ohioans' memories named 'Notable Government Document'

Department of Aging to induct 2010 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
  May 19, 2010 - Thirteen older Ohioans honored for service and achievements

Department of Aging recognizes elder caregivers for their selfless contributions
  May 19, 2010 - Twelve Ohioans to be honored in Columbus at annual award ceremony

State of Ohio launches "Take Action - Protect Yourself from Fraud" initiative
  May 11, 2010 - Agencies arm consumers and mature Ohioans with tools to protect themselves from fraud

Governor Strickland discusses what makes Ohioans "Finer With Age"
  May 3, 2010 - Department celebrates Older Americans Month on monthly TV show

Governor recognizes May as time to celebrate older Ohioans
  April 28, 2010 - 2010 Older Americans Month theme is 'Age Strong! Live Long!'

Celebrate National Volunteer Week by becoming an advocate for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  April 15, 2010 - Volunteer ombudsmen are the eyes and ears of the state program

Ohio receives $1 million to help individuals living with chronic diseases
  April 14, 2010 - Funding directed to programs that teach people how to live healthier

Department of Aging launches Facebook presence with photo contest
  April 9, 2010 - Effort aims to show Ohioans aging strong and living long

April episode of "Finer With Age" features trio of health topics
  April 8, 2010 - Experts discuss wound care, organ donation and unique role for hairdressers

Governor announces elimination of PASSPORT & other home and community-based service waitlists
  April 2, 2010 - Reallocation of funds led to quick placement for consumers

Governor Strickland proclaims April as Ohio Aging Eyes Month
  April 1, 2010 - Early detection and prevention are keys to preserving sight

Department of Aging announces theme for Older Americans Month
  March 30, 2010 - Annual celebration encourages All Ohioans to age strong and live long

State, national officials answer seniors' questions about Census 2010
  March 5, 2010 - Ohio needs a complete count to secure representation, funding

State releases list of top nursing homes and assisted living facilities for resident satisfaction
  March 4, 2010 - Survey results can help consumers make informed decisions

Governor calls for elimination of PASSPORT Waiting list by reallocating existing funds
  Feb. 22, 2010 - Move will give 592 Ohians access to services by the end of March

State cautions consumers to stop others from playing games with their Medicare coverage
  Feb. 11, 2010 - Consumers are the first line of defense against Medicare fraud

First Lady Strickland and Ohio Department of Aging honor long-married volunteers
  Feb. 10, 2010 - Eleventh annual Joined Hearts in Giving reception held at Governor's Residence

February episode of “Finer With Age” discusses balance and falls
  Feb. 9, 2010 - Simple balance and flexibility training can reduce injury and improve life

Department of Aging, OAGE open Practitioner of the Year nominations
  Feb. 4, 2010 - Annual award honors excellence in gerontology research and partnerships

Staff, residents and family can help advance excellence in Ohio's nursing homes
  Jan. 22, 2010 - National campaign is dedicated to improving quality of care in nursing facilities

“Finer With Age” discusses importance of seniors as blood donors
  Jan. 8, 2010 - January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

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