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News and Articles

News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

State agencies urge older Ohioans and those who spend time with them to avoid getting and spreading the flu Bookmark

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With flu season underway, the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Health urge Ohioans to take steps to avoid getting and spreading the flu. Older adults are at increased risk of complications from the flu. Infections are highly contagious and spread by coughing and contact. By protecting yourself, you are also protecting those around you.

State agencies encourage older adults to be safe with medications Bookmark

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Older adults are at increased risk of complications from medication misuse and abuse. Research has shown that three out of five older adults take their prescriptions improperly. Misuse includes skipping doses, not filling prescriptions, and not following the prescriber's directions. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services are using National Substance Abuse Awareness Month to alert older Ohioans of the risk and share tips to take, store, and dispose of their medications safely.

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.

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.

Manage diabetes to give your body the fuel it needs Bookmark

Understanding and managing diabetes
Following diagnosis of diabetes, find an education program that will help you live a full life. Our health & wellness administrator, Berrie Mabins, explains diabetes and how an education program can help you manage it.

Toolkit helps Ohioans adopt safe medication practices for better health Bookmark

Take, store and dispose of medications safely.
Ruth Emptage, PharmD, BCGP, from the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association, describes the Generation Rx initiative and three important steps you and older loved ones can take to ensure you take, store and dispose of medications properly.

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