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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Ohio Scholars in Aging Program provides opportunities, experience for future leaders Bookmark

The Ohio Scholars in Aging Program cultivates future decision-makers and designers of aging services in Ohio. During the spring semester, ten students are participating to help prepare and build a responsive statewide infrastructure for our aging population.

Ombudsman program seeks local volunteers to be voices for Ohio long-term care consumers Bookmark

Do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of others? Do you believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect? Do you want to help others make informed choices about where they live and the care they receive? If so, your Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman welcomes you as a volunteer.

Help us build a better website for you! Bookmark

The Ohio Department of Aging is improving its website. We’d like your help! Please take a short survey to provide your experience and feedback on the Ohio Department of Aging website.

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.

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