Our bodies change throughout our lives. This is a simple fact that has important impacts on our health and wellness as we age. By making healthy choices and actively managing the symptoms of chronic conditions, we can increase our well-being and reduce our health care costs. By preventing avoidable injuries and illnesses, such as the flu and falls, we also reduce the likelihood of disability. The Ohio Department of Aging operates a variety of programs and coordinates state and local resources to help Ohioans make healthy choices throughout the lifespan.
These are featured resources inside care and living.
Check Your Neighbor
If severe weather or another type of emergency has occurred, check in on older friends and family members to ensure that they are okay and can stay that way.
Fire Safety and Prevention
Older adults are at increased risk for injury or death from home fires. Simple steps can reduce the risk of a blaze and increase the chances of escaping.
Home Maintenance, Repair, and Modification
Home maintenance, repair and modification services help older Ohioans preserve existing property values and make their homes safe for them.
Nutrition Services in Your Community
If you or a loved one have trouble keeping a healthy diet, there may be resources available in your community that can help.
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
This program helps older residents buy fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs from farmers' markets and roadside stands.
Utility and Energy Assistance
The Department of Aging works with state and local partners to help eligible older Ohioans access help with utility and energy costs.
Winter Falls Prevention
One in four Ohioans age 65 and older will fall this year, and the snow and ice of an Ohio winter increase those odds.
Winter Safety for Older Adults
Tips and resources to help older Ohioans thrive through another Ohio winter.