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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Ohio Departments of Aging and Health provide recommendations to long-term care facilities to prevent the spread of germs Bookmark

As part of the State of Ohio’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) within long-term care facilities, the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) are encouraging facilities to exercise recommendations to prevent the spread of germs as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Adopt safe habits, online and off, to thwart common scams that target older adults Bookmark

March 1-7, 2020, is National Consumer Protection Week. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Commerce offer tips to older Ohioans and their families to help recognize the signs of scams and know how to avoid them.

Ohio Department of Aging offers tips to prevent illness from flu, coronavirus Bookmark

The Ohio Department of Health reported last week that there have been more than 4,400 hospitalizations due to flu in Ohio during the 2019-2020 flu season. Older adults are at increased risk of complications from the flu. The Ohio Department of Aging advises older Ohioans and anyone who spends time with older adults to take steps to avoid getting and spreading the flu.

Ohio Scholars in Aging Program provides opportunities, experience for future leaders Bookmark

The Ohio Scholars in Aging Program cultivates future decision-makers and designers of aging services in Ohio. During the spring semester, ten students are participating to help prepare and build a responsive statewide infrastructure for our aging population.

Ombudsman program seeks local volunteers to be voices for Ohio long-term care consumers Bookmark

Do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of others? Do you believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect? Do you want to help others make informed choices about where they live and the care they receive? If so, your Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman welcomes you as a volunteer.

Ohio Department of Aging Announces $440,000 in Grants to Increase Access to Healthy, Local Produce for Older Ohioans Bookmark

The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) today announced it is awarding 11 grants totaling $440,000 to Ohio’s area agencies on aging to build or expand partnerships increasing access to nutritious food for low-income older Ohioans. Three $40,000 grants were awarded today to area agencies serving portions of the Mahoning Valley.

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