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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Farmers’ Markets link older Ohioans to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables Bookmark

Farmers’ Markets link older Ohioans to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables
This week is National Farmers’ Market Week. Ohio’s farmers’ markets link older adults to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, that not only help older adults and the people who care for them maintain a delicious, nutritious diet, but provide so much more.

STEADY U Ohio seeks community partners to help take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” Bookmark

STEADY U Ohio seeks community partners to help take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls”
Department of Aging’s falls prevention initiative uses statewide event to mark Falls Prevention Awareness Day, raise awareness of falls and the many ways to prevent them

“Well Beyond 60!” EXPO on Ohio State Fair Senior Day offers free health screenings, wellness demonstrations and more Bookmark

“Well Beyond 60!” EXPO on Ohio State Fair Senior Day offers free health screenings, wellness demonstrations and more
The Ohio Department of Aging will host the fourth annual “Well Beyond 60!” EXPO at the Ohio State Fair on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents of Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities rate their providers Bookmark

Residents of Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities rate their providers
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman has released results of the 2017 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey, which gauges residents’ satisfaction with an array of focus areas related to their care and everyday life.

Older adults are at higher risk for complications from extreme heat Bookmark

Older adults are at higher risk for complications from extreme heat
Hot temperatures and high humidity are severe weather. Treat hot days just as you would a stormy or snowy day. Have a plan to stay cool, recognize the signs of heat-related illness and check on older loved ones and neighbors.

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