As the weather cools, officials remind you to stay “Safe & Sound” this winter

For several years now, there has been a concerted effort in Ohio to protect our older residents from accidental falls because they disproportionately affect our elders and can lead to hospitalization or death. There’s another serious risk for older Ohioans that affects them more that the rest of the population, and that’s death in a […]

Funding available for local services for seniors

The Marion County Council on Aging is currently accepting proposals for services in 2016 that address the needs of local older adults. Complete bid packets, containing detailed service specifications and other necessary information, are now available for any agency who is interested in applying for funding. Services to be funded in 2016 include transportation, in-home […]

Marion Senior Center celebrates 50 years of service

A multitude of past and present Marion Senior Center members gathered at the Center on Monday, July 13, 2015 to celebrate the organization’s 50th Anniversary. The Center’s first organizational meeting was held on October 21, 1965 in the Recreation Room of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, at which there were 14 seniors in attendance. In 1980 […]

Golden Buckeyes urged to celebrate summer safely

The weather is turning warmer and for many, thoughts are turning to the many great outdoor parks, fairs and festivals that Ohio’s communities offer. The Ohio Department of Aging, through its STEADY U and HEALTHY U initiatives, urges all Ohioans to think health and safety while you enjoy the festivities. Live ‘Well Beyond 60’ with […]

Council on Aging hosting forum on living wills and power of attorney

Perhaps you have recently updated your will and prepaid all your funeral expenses. Have you considered that you should also have a Living Will Declaration and a Health Care Power of Attorney?  Are you confused about exactly what these documents are and why they may be needed? On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Marion County […]

Kingston holding 3rd Annual Boomer and Senior Expo

The 3rd Annual Boomer and Senior Expo hosted by Kingston Residence of Marion is Friday, May 29th from 10am-2pm. The event is free admission to the public and includes 40+ vendors who provide products, services and valuable information for Boomers and Seniors. The Expo is featuring several of Marion’s Senior Celebrities. The Celebrity Seniors include: […]

Free seminar to discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer Disease

Memory changes may occur as you grow older, but is memory loss a typical part of aging, or is it symptom of dementia?  It may be part of both. On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Ronnie Henson, LISW and Certified Dementia Practitioner, will give a presentation on “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer Disease.” Henson, a […]

Nominations sought for 2015 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging is accepting nominations for outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2015 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Individuals and organizations interested in nominating a neighbor, colleague, family member or friend may visit for more information and to submit a nomination or download the nomination form. 2014 Ohio Senior […]

Winter weather is here, Ohioans urged to have a plan to weather the cold, prevent falls and check on neighbors

After a mild December, January is bringing winter weather to Ohio, with a blast of snow and cold temperatures forecasted for most of the state over the next few days. Because older adults are at increased risk of complications from cold and snow, the Ohio Department of Aging encourages all Golden Buckeyes to have a […]

Seniors urged to know the facts and protect themselves from the flu

According to data from the Ohio Department of Health, nearly half (48 percent) of the 1,919 hospitalizations due to influenza to date in Ohio are residents age 65 or older. The Ohio Department of Aging is joining with the Department of Health to strongly urge all older Ohioans – as well as those who care […]