House and Senate Pass Full Funding Bill for Fiscal Year 2016

The FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill, recently passed by the House and Senate, will fund federal programs through September 30, 2016. No Older Americans Act programs received cuts this year, and...

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Heating Assistance Now Available

While we have enjoyed a mild fall, winter is right around the corner, and those temperatures will be dropping soon.  The Ohio Development Services Agency and the Area Agency on...

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Ohio Arts Council Working to Create New Opportunities for Older Adults

Recognizing that older adults who participate in the arts report improved physical health and better social engagement, as well as a higher quality of life and less risk for disability,...

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Survey Seeks Input to Create State Plan for Independent Living

The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (OSILC) needs your help with a statewide needs assessment survey. The results of this survey will be used to create the new State Plan...

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2015-2016 Home Energy Assistance Program

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) offers income eligible Ohioans assistance in paying their utility bills and to improve energy efficiency of their homes.   HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)...

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Keep Seniors Safe & Sound

Did you know that older Ohioans are at a greater risk for fire fatalities than the rest of the population?  While they make up about 14 percent of our population,...

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Congress to Act on Key Aging Services Funding in November

Do you or someone you know depend on services provided by programs that support seniors and caregivers in our communities?   By Thanksgiving, Congress will decide on funding for aging...

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2016 Agency Calendars Available

The Area Agency on Aging produces a calendar each year that is free to seniors and their caregivers in our nine-county region. The calendar provides contact information for many valuable...

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Flu + You Program Provides Prevention Resources

As people age, their immune systems weaken. Even if they feel healthy and are active, a weakened immune system can put older adults at risk for influenza (“the flu”) and...

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Time to Review Your Medicare Coverage

Every year from October 15 until December 7, Medicare beneficiaries are able to change their choices for Part D (prescription drug) coverage, enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, change Medigap...

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