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Extreme temperatures are severe weather Bookmark

With sustained, bitter cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills predicted for all of the state this week, the Ohio Department of Aging reminds all Ohioans to treat extreme temperatures just as you would a coming snow or ice storm. Be prepared and check on older loved ones and neighbors before, during and after the mercury drops.

Check in with older loved ones and neighbors before, during and after winter storm Bookmark

Check on your neighbors
The Ohio Department of Aging asks all Ohioans check on older loved ones and neighbors before, during and after the storm. Here are some things to ask about when you call or visit.

Department of Aging urges Older Ohioans to prepare for Winter Storm Harper Bookmark

Winter Weather Safety for Older Adults
Winter Storm Harper is expected to cross the Ohio region this weekend, bringing with it the potential for high snowfall amounts, ice accumulations and bitter cold temperatures that could lead to hazardous road conditions, utility outages and more.

Ohio Department of Aging seeks nominations for statewide Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Bookmark

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Since its inception, more than 450 older Ohioans have been inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. If you know someone who belongs among those ranks, the Ohio Department of Aging wants to hear from you.

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.

Older Ohioans: Know your abilities and options to stay on the road safely Bookmark

Factors that can affect an older driver's safety
Because being able to get around in the community is critical for older Ohioans to remain independent and healthy, the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Transportation are partnering to increase awareness of available resources for older drivers during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, Dec. 3-7, 2018.

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