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Columbus, Ohio – As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the Ohio Department of Aging, through its Golden Buckeye program and STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, offers tips for consumers of all ages to spend wisely and shop safely.
Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, and throughout the holiday shopping season, there are many opportunities for consumers to save big on the gifts they want to give. The Golden Buckeye program suggests a few strategies to help stretch your dollar even further:
The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping increases risk factors that can lead to a potentially life-changing fall. The STEADY U Ohio initiative has been helping older Ohioans prevent falls since 2013 and offers these tips for safe holiday shopping:
About ODA – The Ohio Department of Aging serves and advocates for the needs of Ohioans age 60 and older, as well as their families, caregivers and communities. Programs include home and community based long-term supports and services, as well as initiatives to promote health and wellness throughout the lifespan. Visit www.aging.ohio.gov.
About the Golden Buckeye Program – Since 1976, the Golden Buckeye Program has been creating community connections between consumers and small business partners. The Golden Buckeye Card is available for all Ohio residents age 60 or older, as well as Ohioans age 18-59 with a total and permanent disability. Learn more at www.goldenbuckeye.com or by calling 1-800-422-1976.
About STEADY U Ohio – STEADY U Ohio is a comprehensive falls prevention initiative led by Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Aging, and supported by Ohio government and state business partners to strengthen existing falls prevention activities, identify opportunities for new initiatives and coordinate a statewide educational campaign to bring falls prevention to the forefront of planning for individuals, families, health care providers, business and community leaders and all Ohioans. Visit www.steadyu.ohio.gov.
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