The Ohio Department of Aging offers resources for older Ohioans, caregivers, and professionals in the aging network. Together, we can make Ohio the best state in the nation in which to grow older.
These are a few of the most asked-about and timely resources on this website. Use the menus or search function above to explore more content.
2020-2022 Strategic Action Plan on Aging (SAPA)
The Strategic Action Plan on Aging (SAPA) is a prioritized plan that addresses the many challenges facing older Ohioans.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Older Adults
Here is what older adults and their families need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Testing Programs for Aging Service Providers
The state of Ohio provides supported COVID-19 testing services for nursing homes, residential care facilities, adult day centers, and senior centers.
Adult Day Centers and Senior Centers (COVID-19)
The following information is intended to help providers prepare for and respond to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine and Long-Term Care Facilities
Information about COVID-19 vaccines for long-term care providers.
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Task Force
The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Task Force will examine and provide recommendations for dementia care and support.
Area Agencies on Aging
Area agencies on aging are your community partners for older adult health, wellness, and independence.
10 Million Mask Mailing Project
In December 2020, the state of Ohio mailed an informational brochure and 5 disposable face masks to more than 2 million residents aged 65 and older.
Older Adults, Caregivers, and the Flu
Now more than ever, it's important to get a flu shot. Older adults are at increased risk for complications from the flu.
Winter Safety for Older Adults
Tips and resources to help older Ohioans thrive through another Ohio winter.
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.
Staying Connected: How It Works
The automated service, available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, contacts participants each day.
Mar 2, 2021
In a March 1, 2021, press conference, Governor DeWine announced phases 1C and 2 of Ohio's COVID-19 vaccine plan.
Feb 22, 2021
In a Feb. 22, 2021, press conference, Governor DeWine and Director Ursel McElroy discussed nursing home visitation.
Feb 19, 2021
In a Feb. 19, 2021, press conference, Governor DeWine and Director Ursel McElroy described Ohio's vacccine maintenance program and work to provide for safe nursing home visitation.