Funding Available for Senior Services

The Marion County Council on Aging is currently accepting proposals for services in 2014 for 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 2014 include transportation, in-home care, personal shopping, and […]

Boomers and Seniors Expo Planned for Marion

Kingston Residence of Marion will host their first annual Boomer & Senior Expo on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The Expo, which is free to the public, will provide products, services, knowledge and advice that boomers and seniors are seeking, want and need. Since boomers and seniors make up our fastest growing […]

Older Americans Month Urges People to be Golden Buckeyes

Are you a Golden Buckeye? That’s the question the Ohio Department of Aging is asking all Ohioans as the state celebrates Older Americans Month in May, with the theme, “Unleash Your Power: Be a Golden Buckeye!” During Older Americans Month, the state celebrates the potential of older adults and baby boomers and promotes opportunities for […]

Meeting to Discuss Home Changes to Help Those with Dementia

The Marion County Council on Aging will be hosting Caregiver Connections on Thursday, May  2, 2013 with special guest speaker Dr. Lynn Ritter. Dr. Ritter is with the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer Association and her topic will be Extreme Home Make-Over.    She will address common-sense home modifications such as lighting, furniture placement, food […]

Caregivers Connections to Learn about Local Dementia Services

The Marion County Council on Aging will be hosting the first Caregivers Connections meeting of 2013 on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Caregivers Connections is a quarterly educational and support group for caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. The February meeting will feature […]

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Now Underway

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced the Department’s free and impartial Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), also the state’s official resource for Medicare information and enrollment assistance, is available to help people understand their coverage options during Medicare’s annual open enrollment period started October 15 and runs through […]

Caregiver Connections to Discuss the Right Time to Stop Driving

The Marion County Council on Aging will be hosting the Fall meeting of Caregiver Connections on Thursday, November 1, with special guest speaker Lieutenant Lance Shearer, Marion State Patrol Post Commander. Lt. Shearer will identify strategies to help you talk to your loved ones about giving up the car keys, and present them with practical […]

Nominations Sought for Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging is accepting nominations for outstanding older individuals to be inducted into the 2013 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The hall honors the vital role our elders play in their communities, across the state and nationwide, while it promotes the benefits of active, productive and purposeful living at all points […]

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Senior Services Levy Committee

The Senior Services Levy Committee invites the public to a benefit spaghetti dinner on Saturday, October 13th, at the K of C Hall located at 1232 East Center Street. The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread, brownies, and beverage, all for $7. Ticket-holders can come anytime between 4:00 pm and […]

Funding for Senior Services Available from Council on Aging

The Marion County Council on Aging has announced that 2013 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 $2,500 and […]