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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Take a walk on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day to help stop older adult falls Bookmark

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. The Ohio Department of Aging is marking the day with its fifth-annual “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls.” The campaign, sponsored by the department’s STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, recruits community partners to organize and host walking groups and events. Participants will contribute toward a statewide goal of having at least 4,000 people walk a mile each in the name of falls prevention.

Ohio Department of Aging offers preparedness tips and resources for older adults Bookmark

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During National Preparedness Month, the Ohio Department of Aging reminds all Ohioans that older adults may have a harder time adjusting during emergencies and extreme conditions than younger people do. This makes it even more important that older Ohioans have a plan for what to do if disaster strikes.

Connect with older adults in your life to lower the risk for suicide Bookmark

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In recognition of Sept. 8-14, 2019 as National Suicide Prevention Week, Ursel J. McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging encourages all Ohioans to connect with older friends and loved ones and become aware of resources that can prevent suicide.

Ohioans invited to walk a mile to help state take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” Bookmark

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For the fifth consecutive year, the Ohio Department of Aging, through its STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, invites all Ohioans to help take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls.” To date, community partners have organized more than four dozen local walking events and groups on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Monday, Sept. 23, and throughout September.

With hot, stormy days in the forecast, Ohio Department of Aging encourages Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors Bookmark

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Forecasters are predicting high temperatures and the possibility of dangerous storms over much of Ohio for the first half of this week. The Ohio Department of Aging reminds residents that older adults often have a harder time adjusting to weather extremes than others and encourages all Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors before, during, and after severe weather.

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.

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