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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.

Happy Grandparents Day Bookmark

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Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy wishes every grandparent, great-grandparent, and great-great-grandparent in Ohio a very happy Grandparents Day, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.

Get a Flu Shot - If not for you, do it for them! Bookmark

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Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, and Ursel McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, have a simple message for Ohioans: Get a flu shot!

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