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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Alzheimer's Memory Day 2019 Bookmark

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Ohio Department of Aging staff were honored to participate in the Alzheimer's Association Ohio Chapters' annual Memory Day celebration March 15, 2019, at the Ohio Statehouse.

Supporting caregivers for stronger families and communities Bookmark

National Family Caregiver Support Program
Family caregivers truly are the backbone of Ohio’s long-term care system. Approximately 1.7 million Ohioans provide some level of unpaid care for a loved one who is older or who has a disability. Caregivers are spouses, children, grandchildren, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors and more.

O’Connor dementia announcement underscores importance of a coordinated state response, caregiver support Bookmark

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Dementia strategies woven throughout Ohio’s new State Plan on Aging

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