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Ohio Department of Aging Press Release

April 12, 2012

Submit photos that show we are "never too old to..." for the Department of Aging's 3rd Annual Older Americans Month Photo Project

Facebook campaign will help mark May as Older Americans Month

COLUMBUS - To celebrate Older Americans Month in May, the Ohio Department of Aging today launched its third annual Older Americans Month photo project on Facebook. All Ohioans, regardless of age, are invited to submit photos they have taken that fit the theme: "never too old to..."

2012 Photo ProjectFrom now through May 16, Ohioans can visit www.facebook.com/OhioDepartmentOfAging and post photos they have taken to the department's timeline. 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 reserves the right to use submitted images in its online and print publications and outreach.

Staff from the department and fans of the department's Facebook page will vote from May 19-21 to determine the top three photos, which will be featured on the department's website for the remainder of the month. Also, the submitters of the top photos will be given the opportunity to be interviewed for an article about their photos in a future issue of the department's Boomerang newsletter.

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

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 opportunity 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 works to ensure that our elders are respected as vital members of society who continue to grow, thrive and contribute. We work with state agencies and community partners, including area agencies on aging, to help integrate aging needs into local plans and ensure that aging Ohioans have access to a wide array of high-quality services and supports that are person-centered in policy and practice. Our programs include the PASSPORT Medicaid waiver, caregiver support, the long-term care ombudsman program, the Golden Buckeye Card and more. Visit www.aging.ohio.gov.


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