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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Ohio Department of Aging aims to once again take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” Bookmark

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The Ohio Department of Aging will hold its fifth-annual “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” campaign on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. The agency is seeking individuals, groups, and organizations to host community walking groups and events on that day and throughout September to raise awareness of older adult falls and the many things older Ohioans can do to prevent them.

Promoting Senior Health and Wellness at the Ohio State Fair Bookmark

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On Tuesday, July 30, the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio State Fair partnered to host the fifth annual Well Beyond 60! EXPO. Held on Senior Day at the fair, the expo an interactive health and wellness fair that features nearly 3,000 square feet of health screenings, wellness demonstrations, and more provided at no cost by state and community partners.

Ohio Department of Aging marks National Farmers’ Market Week by announcing expansion of senior nutrition program Bookmark

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During National Farmers’ Market Week, Aug. 4-10, 2019, the Ohio Department of Aging announces that the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 State Budget includes funding that will allow the agency to increase access to healthy, locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables for older Ohioans.

2020-2021 State Budget continues vital supports for older Ohioans by increasing funding for proven programs and services Bookmark

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Statement by Director Ursel McElroy on the passage of Ohio's Fiscal Years 2020-2021 State Budget

State officials remind older Ohioans that extreme heat is severe weather Bookmark

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Forecasters are predicting high temperatures in the 90s and triple-digit heat indexes around the state over the next several days. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Health remind residents that extreme heat should be treated with the same care and preparation as a summer storm.

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