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Director Ursel J. McElroy visits Girard Multi-Generational Center in Trumbull County Bookmark

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, Governor Mike DeWine held a meeting in Canfield with his agency cabinet directors. As part of the day’s planned activities throughout the Mahoning Valley, Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy visited the Girard Multi-Generational Center in Trumbull County to announce statewide grant awards for farmers’ market projects.

Check on older loved ones during wintry weather Bookmark

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Wintry conditions like snow, ice, cold temperatures, and winter storms can disrupt our lives and introduce increased risks for older adults. If severe weather is forecasted or has just occurred, check on older friends and family members to ensure that they are okay.

A holiday message for caregivers from Director Ursel J. McElroy Bookmark

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. They can also bring added stress, especially if you provide care for an aging loved one.

Agencies host Forum on Elder Abuse and Exploitation in Ohio Bookmark

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2019, the Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Department of Commerce, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services hosted the Forum to Address Elder Fraud and Exploitation in Columbus.

Ensuring proper nutrition for older adults Bookmark

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.

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