Marion Sheriff announces expansion of Senior Watch program

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is expanding their Senior Watch program that has been active in the Village of Prospect for several months now, according the Sheriff Tim Bailey. The program will now be expanded to the whole county so that Marion County’s elderly and special needs population can be better protected. A deputy sheriff […]

Council on Aging hosting “Introduction to Medicare” seminar

If you are new, or nearly new, to Medicare health coverage and benefits, you are invited to attend Medicare 101, a free seminar offered by the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Marion County Council on Aging. On Thursday, September 22, 2016, a representative from the Department of Insurance will be at the Council on […]

During National Safety Month, Ohioans urged to protect yourself and loved ones from falls

June is National Safety Month and STEADY U Ohio, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Aging, urges families to take this time to learn more about the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths among Ohioans age 65 and older: falls. An older adult falls every minute in Ohio, and two […]

Ohioans urged to watch for signs of elder abuse and exploitation

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the Ohio Department of Commerce spotlights the importance of safeguarding Ohio’s senior population by asking Ohioans to keep a watchful eye for signs of elder financial exploitation and promptly reporting possible abuse to appropriate officials. Elder financial abuse is rising with the rapid aging […]

Expanded foster care assistance, guardianship laws reform approved by Ohio lawmakers

During Thursday’s session, the Ohio House of Representatives approved Senate changes to legislation that increases the age for which persons are eligible to receive foster care and adoption assistance. The bill also addresses issues associated with caring for the more than 67,000 juvenile and elderly Ohioans subject to guardianship in the state. House Bill 50 […]

Boomer & Senior Expo set for Friday

The 4th Annual Boomer and Senior Expo hosted by Kingston Residence of Marion is Friday, May 27th from 10am-2pm. The event is free admission to the public and includes 45 vendors who provide products, services and valuable information for Boomers and Seniors. The Expo will include health screenings, door prizes, give-a-ways, good food and drinks […]

Kingston to hold community chat on home selling

“Selling Your Home” is the topic of Kingston Residence of Marion’s Community Chat on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Keith Adams, real estate professional for Real Living, Generations Realty, will present information about what is going on in the housing market, market values, trends and staging your home to sell. He will […]

Council on Aging offers free memory screening

The Marion County Council on Aging is sponsoring a free Memory Screening Day on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, beginning at 9 am. Council on Aging staff will be administering a mini-memory exam, which consists of a series of questions and tasks designed to gauge thinking, language, and memory skills. While this 30 point screening tool […]

102 year old Graham honored by Kingston

Kingston Residence of Marion recently celebrated their January’s Resident Spotlight. The resident spotlighted was June LaVonne (Beaver) Graham. June was born on June 24, 1913 which makes her 102+ years old. June was married to Chester “Chet” Graham for 62 yrs. and 8 months. She has 3 children (all girls), 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and […]

Council on Aging offering free session on coping with holiday blues

At this time of year, most people feel the need to have everything perfect and festive. However, many times this just isn’t realistic. In fact, coping with loss during the holiday season can be exhausting. This time of year tends to bring out cherished memories and make you miss loved ones, situations or circumstances that […]