Free seminar to focus on legal planning for seniors

As seniors age, difficult decisions may eventually need to be made. If they still have the capacity to deal with their financial, legal and healthcare affairs, legal planning for seniors should begin as soon as possible. Some of the legal documents that should be considered for seniors are: Living Wills, Last Wills, DNR, Medical POA, […]

Council on Aging seeking applications for Community Enrichment Grants

The Marion County Council on Aging has announced that 2018 application materials are now available for Council on Aging Community Enrichment Grants. The Board of Directors established this program to fund special projects and services that enhance and enrich the lives of older adults in Marion County. Community Enrichment Grants are limited to $2500, and […]

Council on Aging hosting intro to Medicare session

If you are new, or nearly new, to Medicare health coverage and benefits, plan on attending Medicare 101, a free seminar offered by the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Marion County Council on Aging. On Wednesday , September 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm, a representative from the Department of Insurance will be at the […]

Ohio Attorney General warns of elder abuse

Ahead of Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15), Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to beware of signs of elder abuse. “Elder abuse can affect any family in any community,” Attorney General DeWine said. “It often involves a person in a position of power or trust who takes advantage of an older adult. […]

Council on Aging hosting help sessions for living wills

Did any of your New Year resolutions for 2017 include preparing for unexpected medical emergencies? If so, perhaps the first step should be to have your Advanced Medical Directives and Power of Attorney forms completed. On Monday, April 10, 2017, Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation – Community and the Marion County Council on Aging will provide […]

Kingston holding “Ashes to Ashes” community chat

“Ashes to Ashes” is the topic of a Community Chat at Kingston Residence of Marion on Wednesday, February 22nd from Noon-1pm. Presenters will Jalane Miller, Public Relations Director and Domenick Marocco, Funeral Director with Snyder Funeral Homes Jalane and Domenick will discuss some options for what to do with cremains. The funeral industry has become […]

Funding available for transportation for area seniors

The Marion County Council on Aging is currently accepting proposals for the provision of transportation services for Marion County older adults age 60 and over. Funding is available for both local transportation needs, as well as medical transportation to the Columbus, Delaware, and Mansfield areas. Complete bid packets, containing detailed service specifications and other necessary […]

Marion YMCA holding “Healthy For Life Active Older Adult Open House”

On Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00PM, the Marion Family YMCA will be hosting an open house for the Marion community. Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y says they are a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging […]

Free services offered to help make informed choice on Medicare Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment, which runs October 15th through December 7th, 2016, is that one time each year when older Ohioans can, and should, review their Medicare options and coverages for 2017. 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 […]

Community Chat to focus on cash benefits for war era veterans

“Cash Benefits for War Era Veterans and Surviving Spouses” is the topic of a Community Chat presented by Elder Law Attorney Steve Roush on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Kingston Residence of Marion. If you are a war time veteran or the widow of a war time veteran, you may […]