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Ohio Department of Aging Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2011

Photo project on Facebook helps Ohioans celebrate their elders

Submit your picture of older Ohioans connecting their communities

COLUMBUS - To celebrate Older Americans Month (May), the Ohio Department of Aging is conducting its second annual Older Americans Month photo project on Facebook. All Ohioans, regardless of age, are invited to submit photos they have taken that they believe capture the essence of the 2011 Older Americans Month theme, "Older Ohioans - Connecting Communities."

Older Americans Month 2011: Older Ohioans - Connecting Communities.From now through May 31, Ohioans can visit www.facebook.com/OhioDepartmentOfAging and post photos they have taken or own to the department's wall. Posting requires a free Facebook account and the photos must conform to Facebook's terms of service. Individuals also may submit their photos by mail to: Ohio Department of Aging, ATTN: Communications Division, 50 W. Broad St./9th Fl., Columbus OH 43215-3363. Please note: we cannot return photos.

The Department of Aging reserves the right to use images submitted in its online and print publications.

Followers of the Ohio Department of Aging page on Facebook receive updates and news about the department from various sources, including the department's award-winning electronic publications and the popular Golden Buckeye program. They also have access to other organizations that serve or provide opportunities for Ohio seniors and others.

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About Older Americans Month - Since 1963, people in towns and cities across the nation have used the month of May to celebrate the contributions of older Americans. Older Americans Month is an opportunties for the nation and Ohio to show our appreciation and support our elders as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities. The Ohio Department of Aging is the state sponsor of Older Americans Month and supports and promotes local celebrations via its website, www.aging.ohio.gov/news/olderamericansmonth/.

About ODA - The Ohio Department of Aging provides leadership for the delivery of services and supports that improve and promote quality of life and personal choice for older Ohioans, adults with disabilities, their families and their caregivers. Working with 12 area agencies on aging and other community partners, the department offers home- and community-based Medicaid waiver programs such as PASSPORT, the long-term care ombudsman program, the Golden Buckeye Card and more. Visit www.aging.ohio.gov.

 

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