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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Ensuring proper nutrition for older adults Bookmark

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Sept. 23-27, 2019 is Malnutrition Awareness Week. Older adults are at increased risk of developing malnutrition. Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, talks about the importance of eating a well-balanced diet as we age and provides resources for nutrition advice and services.

Supporting older adults in recovery Bookmark

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September is National Recovery Month. Lori Criss, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, discuss how to support recovery for yourself or an older loved one.

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 23, 2019 Bookmark

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, is the first day of Autumn. It's also National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. One in three older Ohioans will fall this year, but most falls can be prevented. Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, offers tips to prevent falls for yourself or a loved one.

World Alzheimer's Day: Supporting Caregivers and Promoting Wellness Bookmark

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Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, is World Alzheimer's Day. Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, discusses how our agency and the aging network supports family caregivers and promotes healthy lifestyles, which have been shown to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's.

Ohio Department of Aging accepting nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Bookmark

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Since 1976, 486 outstanding older Ohioans have been inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The Ohio Department of Aging is once again accepting nominations for this statewide prestigious recognition. The hall honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, their professions or their vocations.

Take a walk on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day to help stop older adult falls Bookmark

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. The Ohio Department of Aging is marking the day with its fifth-annual “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls.” The campaign, sponsored by the department’s STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, recruits community partners to organize and host walking groups and events. Participants will contribute toward a statewide goal of having at least 4,000 people walk a mile each in the name of falls prevention.

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