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Consumer Alert Warns Against Medicare Telephone Scam

The Ohio Department of Insurance has issued a warning against telephone scammers posing as government representatives looking to steal the personal information of older adults. Government agencies such as the...

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Advisory Council Seeks Representatives for Multiple Counties

The Area Agency on Aging has upcoming openings on its Advisory Council to represent Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami and Preble counties. All are three-year terms ending March 31, 2026...

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Now Accepting Outstanding Senior Citizen Nominations

Celebrate the contributions that older adults provide to your community by nominating them for a 2023 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award. One award each is presented in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene,...

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Help Older Neighbors In Extreme Weather

A winter storm is predicted to bring inches of heavy, wet snow throughout our region Tuesday night into Wednesday. Check now that older neighbors and family members are prepared with...

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Seeking Presenters for 2023 Family Caregiver Workshops: Deadline January 27

Applications are due 5pm Friday, January 27, 2023, from interested presenters to conduct one-hour programs specific to education of family caregivers within our nine-county region. The Agency on Aging provides...

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Protect Yourself and Others from Scams

A new year brings new scams, or retries of existing scams. The more you know about scams the more protected you can keep yourself and loved ones. In general, make...

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Vaccination is Vital Protection Against New Variant

Covid-19 transmission rates are high again throughout the Miami Valley and vaccinations are strongly encouraged to help protect yourself and others. The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) and Ohio Department...

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Personal Care Aide Trainings Starting in January

The Agency’s Personal Care Aide (PCA) Training Program has multiple two-week training sessions starting in January, offered either as day or evening classes. The PCA Training Program is aimed at...

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Ensure Safety in Extreme Cold

A winter storm is predicted to bring extreme cold temperatures to Ohio over the next few days. Prepare yourself with supplies for warmth and safety in case of power outages...

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Guard Against Social Security Scams

The Social Security Administration (SSA) cautions that scammers are active even during the holidays. Please note that the 2023 cost-of-living adjustment for people receiving benefits adjust automatically and a beneficiary...

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Flu, Covid Vaccinations Encouraged

Ohioans are encouraged to get their flu shot and latest Covid booster before more holiday gatherings. These are particularly important for adults age 65 and older, and others who will...

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Caregiving through the Holidays

Additional emotional and physical stress that holidays often load onto current or former family caregivers is addressed at an upcoming free, online workshop: Dealing with Stress & Grief: Caregiving through...

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Roundtable Addresses Home Care Workforce Shortage Crisis

The Home Care Workforce Shortage Crisis was the focus of a roundtable discussion conducted by the Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2, on November 15 at the Business Solutions Center...

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Home Energy Assistance Program Helps with Winter Heating Costs

Cold weather turns attention to the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), a federally-funded program managed by the Ohio Department of Development to help income-eligible consumers with winter heating costs. This...

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

President Joseph R. Biden recognizes and honors family caregivers for all they do for the nation with a Presidential Proclamation of November as National Family Caregivers Month. President Biden stated...

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Social Security to Receive 8.7% Increase

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced an 8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2023, the largest inflation-fueled increase in benefits in more than 40 years. This increase reaches approximately...

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Long-Term Care Workforce Shortage Report Now Available

The Agency released its Long-Term Care Workforce Shortage report on Oct. 7 resulting from a three-year Del Mar Encore Fellowship through The Dayton Foundation. This Fellowship features the skills and...

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Medicare Checkup Events Available during Enrollment

Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period runs from October 15 to December 7. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) offers information about Medicare changes for 2023 in addition to information...

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Business of Aging Webinar Addressing Staffing Shortages

Staffing shortage is the main topic for the fifth annual Business of Aging: Housing, Healthcare, and Technology event scheduled online 11am-12:30 pm on Oct. 6. St. Mary Development sponsors this...

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Take Steps for Falls Prevention Month

September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month to increase recognition about older-adult falls and how to minimize the risks. Despite popular opinion, falls are not an automatic accessory to mature years....

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Statewide Social Determinants of Health Data Now Available

The Ohio Department of Health fields a Health Opportunity Team that recently launched a Community Well-being: Social Determinants of Health dashboard that provides a statewide overview regarding Geographic Profiles, Economic...

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Inflation Reduction Act Helps Low-Income Older Adults

The Congressional passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) brings sweeping Medicare prescription drug reforms and changes to the Part D program to protect people with Medicare from...

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Public Hearing Notice

The Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 is holding a public hearing at 10:00am on August 24, 2022, to hear comments on the Agency’s 2023-2026 Strategic Area Plan and its...

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Healthy Living for a Lifetime

You’ll thank yourself later for signing up for a free Healthy Living workshop today! Developed by Stanford University, continually reviewed and updated by medical professionals through the Self-Management Resource Center,...

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Staying Safe in Excessive Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service in Wilmington issued a Heat Advisory for Wednesday, August 3. Public Health-Dayton and Montgomery County (PHDMC) explains that extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect...

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Home Energy Assistance Program Can Help with Bills, Repairs

The Ohio Department of Development and local Community Action Agency will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible...

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Explore Careers in Healthcare Aug. 2

In collaboration with Sinclair Community College, the Dayton Metro Library is hosting Exploring Careers in Healthcare 2-6pm on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at its Main Library at 215 E. Third St.,...

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Dayton RTA Offers $5 Essential Ride Service

The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) expanded its door-to-door ride service last fall through a grant from the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. The program is available to all...

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Miami Valley has Age-Friendly Goals

The Miami Valley Age-Friendly Network is an initiative of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (MVRPC) Institute for Livable and Equitable Communities. This is a coalition of MVRPC member communities,...

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Alzheimer’s Association Holds Community Forum on June 30

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and The Area Agency on Aging is partnering with The Alzheimer’s Association to present a community forum covering The Impact of Dementia on...

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Manage & Prevent Symptoms for Better Health

Stay cool and comfy in your home learning exercises, tips and information to help manage existing symptoms and prevent new ones: Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions and Healthy Living with...

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Summer Crisis Program Starts July 1

The Ohio Department of Development and the Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis...

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Agency Seeks Letters of Intent for Service Contracts, 1/1/2023 – 12/31/2026

The Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 (AAA) seeks Letters of Intent from service providers who are interested in receiving a four-year contract for fiscal years January 1, 2023 –...

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 is dedicated toward promoting a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons. Activities for this day help to raise...

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Plan Ahead with a Medical Certification Waiver

Ohioans whose health would be seriously impacted by disconnected utility services can plan ahead by communicating special needs with their physician, and investigating the Medical Certification Waiver. Residential utility consumers...

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Free, Online Medication Management Workshop for Older Adults

The Agency sponsors Generation Rx as a free, online workshop for older adults 10-11am on Friday, May 20. Registration is requested by May 18 in order to receive the Zoom link....

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Nominations Sought for Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging chose Older Americans Month to focus on outstanding older adults and seek nominations for induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The hall...

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Age Your Way During Older Americans Month

The month of May is dedicated to honoring the older adults in our communities through the celebration of Older Americans Month. Older Americans Month is a time to recognize the...

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Area Events planned for Older Americans Month

Next week begins a month-long celebration of older Ohioans in your family and communities marking May as Older Americans Month. Many counties in our region plan recognition activities including naming...

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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Begins May 1

The 2022 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides $50 coupons to eligible older adults age 60 and older for use at participating farmers markets and roadside stands. The program runs...

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National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16

National Healthcare Decisions Day spotlights the importance of having conversations with loved ones about your own or their advance care planning. To learn more, visit the DecidetobeHeard.org website for more...

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Vaccination for Combating Covid-19

Vaccination continues to be a significant factor in fighting future surges of the Covid-19 virus variants. Find the most up-to-date regional information from the Ohio Department of Health by calling...

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Free Home Covid Tests Available

It’s not a bad idea to keep some home Covid-19 tests at-hand, and every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order 2 sets each of 4 free at-⁠home...

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Time Change Reminder for Home Safety Tips

The recent time change is a good reminder to think about safety within the home. Fire safety experts use Daylight Saving Time as a reminder to test home smoke alarms...

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Family Caregiver Workshop Focuses on Power of Attorney, Wills and More

The Agency offers Planning Ahead: Power of Attorney, Wills and More as a free, online workshop for family caregivers 10-11:30am on Wednesday, April 6. Guest speaker Judy LaMusga, Attorney and...

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Check Older Mobile Devices for 3G Connection

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) advises people owning older cell phones, tablets, emergency response systems, and some home alarm systems with mobile connections to check with their service provider on...

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Preparing for Winter Weather

The Ohio Department of Aging encourages older Ohioans and caregivers to have an emergency plan and kit that will allow them to remain in place for at least three days...

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Agency Presents Results of Community Survey on Needs and Services for Older Adults

In late fall 2021, the Area Agency on Aging collected responses to a community survey seeking information and opinions to assist in planning for the future needs of the aging...

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Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests Available

Starting this week, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home Covid-⁠19 tests through a federal program. Orders are expected to ship in 7-12 days. The website...

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Health Workshops Starting

There are only a few spaces left – sign up today! The Agency offers six-week workshops to help adults better manage chronic pain, diabetes/pre-diabetes, and chronic health conditions in general....

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Healthy U New Leader Training in March

The Agency seeks people to learn and help others by becoming a Healthy U Leader. New Leader training will be March 7, 8, 10 & 11 in Fairborn. No medical...

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Seeking Proposals for Adult Day Services (ADS) & General Transportation (for ADS)

The Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 seeks proposals from service providers who are interested in receiving a contract for fiscal year February 15, 2022 – December 31, 2022 through...

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Help the Agency Plan for Future Programs and Services

The Agency welcomes your experience and opinions through our 2022 Community Assessment Survey to help us in planning for the future service needs of our aging population. The Agency will...

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Human Services Levy Benefits Older Adults

The Montgomery County Human Services Levy is up for renewal as Issue 1 on Nov. 2. Part of this levy funding supports the Agency’s ComCare program that provides home help...

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Announcement of Public Hearing

To comply with federal requirements, the Area Agency on Aging will conduct a Public Hearing via Zoom at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. The Agency will invite comments on...

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Heating Assistance Available for Home Energy Bills

As colder weather sets in, the Area Agency on Aging joins the Ohio Department of Development to remind older Ohioans that assistance is available to help with home energy bills....

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Covid-19 Vax on the Spot Provides Convenient Vaccination Sites

Covid-19 Vax on the Spot partners with pharmacies and community organizations to provide convenient walk-in and pop-up clinics throughout Ohio for Medicaid and MyCare members. Covid-19 is a virus that...

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Sandata Electronic Visit Verification Webinars

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and Sandata Technologies are hosting two upcoming Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) webinars this month focusing on Sandata EVV data entry. The intended audience are...

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ODH answers Covid-19 Vaccine Questions

Within this past year, Ohioans have stepped up to the challenges presented by the pandemic and are turning the corner away from the coronavirus. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH)...

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Increase in Funding for Senior Services in Ohio

Ohio’s aging network advocated for an increase in provider-reimbursement rates and additional funding for Senior Community Services (SCS) throughout the spring. A 6% increase added in increments through 2022 and...

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Task Force for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Hosts Forums July 13-15

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Task Force is hosting virtual forums 10am-Noon and 2-4pm this week – July 13, 14 and 15 – seeking public comment from medical professionals, service providers,...

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HEAP Summer Crisis Program Begins July 1

This year’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Summer Crisis Program (SCP) will provide eligible households with a one-time benefit to assist with electric utility bills, central air conditioning repairs, and...

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Seeking Proposals for the Healthy U Service

The Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 seeks proposals from service providers who are interested in receiving a contract for fiscal year January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 through...

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Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program Opening May 1

Fresh fruits and vegetables add flavor and variety to meals and are key to a healthy diet, but there is not always room in the shopping budget to include them....

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Seeking Proposals for Alzheimer’s Family Support Services

The Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 seeks Letters of Intent from service providers who are interested in receiving a contract through a competitive Request For Proposal process for provision...

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Ohio Covid-19 Vaccine Town Halls Begin this Week

To help combat dangerous misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, the Ohio Department of Health is hosting four online Vaccine Town Halls to provide reliable, trustworthy information. Each Town Hall has a...

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Advisory Council Representatives Needed for Clark, Miami, Montgomery & Preble Counties

Consider helping older adults in your community by representing your county on the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. We currently seek representatives for Clark, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties....

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Speakers Sought for Caregiver Workshops

The Area Agency on Aging seeks speakers to present one-hour programs specific to education of family caregivers within our nine-county region. The goal of these trainings is to provide education...

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Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution to Begin for Older Ohioans

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) in collaboration with local health departments is preparing to distribute safe, effective Covid-19 vaccines statewide starting the week of January 19 to Ohioans who...

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10 Million Mask Mailer to Reach Every Older Ohioan Over the Holidays

During the month of December, more than 10 million disposable face masks will be mailed to 2.1 million Ohioans age 65 and older through the 10 Million Mask Mailer conducted...

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