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Alzheimer's Memory Day 2019 Bookmark

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Ohio Department of Aging staff were honored to participate in the Alzheimer's Association Ohio Chapters' annual Memory Day celebration March 15, 2019, at the Ohio Statehouse.

Golden Buckeye program encourages Ohioans to shop small, shop local for the most unique gifts and entertaining ideas Bookmark

Give the best and save money by shopping at Golden Buckeye participating businesses
With the holiday shopping and entertaining season in full swing, the Golden Buckeye program reminds Ohioans that you’ll find some of the most unique gifts, party supplies, food and more for your holiday celebrations and gift giving at locally owned small businesses.

Supporting caregivers for stronger families and communities Bookmark

National Family Caregiver Support Program
Family caregivers truly are the backbone of Ohio’s long-term care system. Approximately 1.7 million Ohioans provide some level of unpaid care for a loved one who is older or who has a disability. Caregivers are spouses, children, grandchildren, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors and more.

Honoring service by ensuring the best care for our veterans Bookmark

Honoring service by ensuring the best care for our veterans
As we celebrate Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, we asked our friends at Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc., serving 10 counties in southern Ohio, to share their experiences partnering with local veteran’s agencies to better coordinate care for older Ohioans who have served our state and nation.

Improving the lives of people with dementia through innovative training Bookmark

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Caring for adults with dementia can be challenging and often requires caregivers to get to know the individuals they care for. Unfortunately, with limited time and resources, nursing homes have relied too heavily on medications as the quickest and most direct way to address difficult behaviors. Erin Pettegrew, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Ohio, describes a new grant initiative to raise the bar for dementia care.

Manage diabetes to give your body the fuel it needs Bookmark

Understanding and managing diabetes
Following diagnosis of diabetes, find an education program that will help you live a full life. Our health & wellness administrator, Berrie Mabins, explains diabetes and how an education program can help you manage it.

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