Free counseling on Medicare options available

Open Enrollment, which runs October 15th through December 7th, 2018, is that one time each year when older Ohioans can, and should, review their Medicare options and coverage. It is important for older adults to understand that there are different plans and choices available for the upcoming year and that price comparisons can be very […]

Alzheimer’s Association to speak at September Caregiver Connections

Michelle Crum, with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, will be the guest speaker for the September meeting of Caregiver Connections. Ms. Crum will speak about stress and coping techniques related to caregivers. She will also give a brief over-view of her agency and the many services available. Caregiver Connections is a quarterly meeting sponsored […]

Kingston Residence to hold 6th annual Boomer & Senior Expo

The 6th Annual Boomer & Senior Expo hosted by Kingston Residence of Marion is Friday, May 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Over 45 vendors will be on-hand to provide information, products and services for seniors. The theme is “Honoring Our Hometown Heroes” and there will be a special ceremony at Noon to recognize Veterans […]

Ohioans urged to protect seniors from affinity fraud

Across the country, older Americans are being encouraged to take part in activities promoting wellness and social interaction. While it’s true remaining socially engaged can improve the quality of life for older adults, at the same time, scammers will steal seniors’ money through affinity fraud, which exploits relationships built through common interests and activities. These […]

Department of Aging, area pharmacies partner to help older Ohioans prevent falls

Certain types of medications and drug combinations can cause dizziness, drowsiness and confusion, and could contribute to a life-changing fall in older adults. The Ohio Department of Aging, through its STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, is partnering with the Ohio Pharmacists Association and pharmacies around the state during the first week of April to […]

State seeks nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Each year, the Ohio Department of Aging honors outstanding older Ohioans with induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The hall honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their professions, their vocations or their communities. Visit to learn […]

Study shows benefits of higher education for older adults; free classes available through Program 60

Last fall, 66-year-old Mark Bainbridge found himself taking a graduate-level course in military history, the only student in the class who was not working on a Ph.D., and assigned to read a new book each week. You might think that Bainbridge woke up in a cold sweat, having one of those nightmares where you’re back […]

Community chat offered: “Cash Benefits for War Era Veterans and Surviving Spouses”

Kingston Residence of Marion is hosting a Community Chat called, “Cash Benefits for War Era Veterans and Surviving Spouses” on Wednesday, November 8th from 1:00-2:00pm. This tax-free benefit is for eligible veterans who served during war time. This Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit was designed to provide financial aid for war era veterans and their […]

Ohioans urged to check for home hazards to avoid a fall as you “fall back”

As Ohioans prepare to “fall back” this weekend with the end of Daylight Saving Time, the Ohio Department of Aging’s STEADY U Ohio initiative urges older adults and their families to take steps to ensure a falls-free winter by checking their homes for common hazards that can lead to slips, trips and tumbles. “Most falls […]

Input sought for Statewide Needs Assessment Survey

The Ohio Department of Aging is conducting the 2017 Statewide Needs Assessment Survey to collect Ohioans’ opinions and better understand what matters most to our residents. Perspectives shared through the survey will be combined and put to immediate use as we draft Ohio’s 2019-2022 State Plan on Aging. The four-year State Plan will guide the […]