Health and Wellness Calendar

Evidence-based educational programs help you and your loved ones live a healthier and safer life. Attend community-based workshops to learn how to prevent falls, manage chronic conditions, make healthier choices and more.

HEALTHY U Ohio - Healthy Lifestyle

Chronic conditions, such as arthritis or diabetes, can affect your independence and well-being. Learn how to stay active, make healthy choices and manage symptoms for better quality of life and improved health outcomes.

STEADY U Ohio - Falls Prevention

A fall can be devastating for an older adult. However, falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented.  By knowing and managing your risk factors, you can live a full and active life free of the fear of falling.

Medication Safety for Older Adults

Medication safety becomes increasingly important as we age. Older Ohioans should be active participants in their health care, along with their health care providers, pharmacists and family members or other caregivers.

Elder Abuse Prevention

Elder abuse refers to any knowing, intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. It can happen anywhere, anytime, and often affects the most vulnerable members of the community.

Safe at Home

Remain in your home and community for as long as possible with resources to help plan for emergencies, programs to help with home expenses, and services to help with minor home modifications.

Golden Buckeye Program

Since 1976, the Golden Buckeye Program has connected older Ohioans and businesses to improve quality of life and promote independence. More than two million Ohioans carry a Golden Buckeye card.

Senior Employment

The Department of Aging teams with federal, state and local partners to provide opportunities and resources for older Ohioans to remain in or return to the workforce.

Community Involvement

Continue to contribute in your community in meaningful ways through volunteering, learning a new skill and much more.


Being able to get around is crucial to contribute to your community, as well as maintain social connections and your health. When driving is no longer an option, several programs and services may help.


A nutritious diet is essential to maintain your health and wellness as you age. Eating well helps avoid or manage chronic conditions and prevent falls. Eating together in social settings also helps fight isolation and loneliness.

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Older Adults and the Flu

Older adults are at increased risk for complications from the flu. Flu is highly contagious and is spread by coughing and contact. Symptoms include fever, cough, aches and tiredness. The best way to avoid getting the flu is by getting a flu shot. Ask about special high-dose vaccines specifically for older adults.

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Recovery Ohio

Start Talking! to your grandchildren about drug abuse.
Take Charge, Ohio! Manage pain and prevent medication abuse.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
Text "4help" to 741741

Ohio Means Jobs - Help for older workers