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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Ohio Department of Aging, State Fire Marshal encourage older Ohioans to have and practice a fire escape plan Bookmark

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Older adults can be at higher risk for death from a home fire due to physical changes and homes that were not designed for their changing needs, among other factors. Oct. 6-12 is National Fire Prevention Week. The Ohio Department of Aging and the State Fire Marshal’s office encourage older Ohioans to create and practice a plan for surviving a fire in their homes.

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.

State officials remind older Ohioans that extreme heat is severe weather Bookmark

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Forecasters are predicting high temperatures in the 90s and triple-digit heat indexes around the state over the next several days. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Health remind residents that extreme heat should be treated with the same care and preparation as a summer storm.

In an emergency, only together can we ensure the safety of everyone Bookmark

The aging network helps communities and agencies protect residents

Older Ohioans are at increased risk for complications from extreme cold Bookmark

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Check on older neighbors, loved ones during dangerous wind chills

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