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News and Articles

News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

As Medicare Open Enrollment approaches, state agencies help older Ohioans understand their health and medical insurance options Bookmark

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Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and ends on Dec 7, 2019. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Insurance encourage all Ohioans with Medicare to review their coverage options and ensure they are choosing the best plan to meet their needs and their budgets.

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.

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.

Spend wisely and shop safely to make the most of time with friends and family Bookmark

Holiday Shopping Tips from the Golden Buckeye Program
As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the Ohio Department of Aging, through its Golden Buckeye program and STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, offers tips for consumers of all ages to spend wisely and shop safely.

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