Answers on Aging
April 2013 Updates
COA Care Transitions program best in country at reducing hospital readmissions
The Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) in southwestern Ohio has been selected as the country`s top performer in helping hospitalized seniors avoid readmission to the hospital after they return home.

According to a national consulting firm, patients who participate in our region`s care transitions program are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital than patients participating in similar programs elsewhere. Learn more

Watch our new Care Transitions video
Council on Aging Updates
Despite weather, Forum on Aging sets new attendance record
Despite forecasted freezing rain on the first day, and six inches of snow on the second day, the 2013 Forum on Aging went off without a hitch.   Read more

COA hopeful that contingency funds will cover sequester cuts
Earlier this month, COA notified providers of a potential delay in Title III funding as well as the possibility for less funding due to the federal sequestration. Learn more
Partnership focuses on care coordination for most frail patients
COA and Crossroad Health Center are testing a new model of care management in which health care and long-term care services are coordinated out of the physician's office.  Learn more

Project North Star aims to build better care system for frail elderly
A project to build a seamless system of care for our region's frail elderly is off to a good start following a launch event in March.  Learn more

Council on Aging releases 2012 annual report
Council on Aging`s 2012 Annual Report highlights the role and impact of our organization in communities across southwestern Ohio. Learn more

Council on Aging Annual Awards
Caregivers and professionals were honored at Council on Aging's 42nd annual meeting on March 6.   Read about the honorees

COA team receives OAGE Practitioner of the Year award
A team of COA employees has been honored by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education for delivering meaningful, accurate, and timely information, analysis, and tools to support data-driven decision making at COA. Learn More

Council on Aging welcomes new Board and Advisory Council members
Council on Aging is overseen by a Board of Trustees. Four of the five counties in the COA service area have Elderly Services Programs which are served by an advisory council.  Learn more

Aging Network Updates

Aging in America
The Administration on Aging has published its annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population, covering 14 topical areas including health, education, income, and future growth. Explore the data

Home care clients to benefit from new criminal background check rules
New background check requirements are designed to close loopholes that will increase the safety of Ohioans who receive some in-home care services.
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State partners continue to work toward ICDS implementation
State of Ohio officials, health insurance companies, and Area Agencies on Aging continue to move forward toward implementing Ohio`s new system of care for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Learn more

ACL launches new website
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has launched its new website offering resources related to persons with disabilities, older adults, and family caregivers. 
Elder Abuse Advocacy
Ageless Alliance is a new grassroots movement focused on building awareness of elder abuse, providing support to survivors, and helping people take action in their communities. 
Learn more

May is Older Americans Month
Ohio`s 2013 OAM theme, "Unleash Your Power: Be a Golden Buckeye!" encourages all Ohioans to live lives inspired by their age, not defined by it. Learn more

Warren County residents can register for help during emergencies
Warren County's Emergency Management Agency wants to know who might need special help during an emergency or disaster.  Learn about the county's new Special Needs Registry
"Lifeline" scam spreading across Ohio
A new telephone scam targets older adults using popular "lifeline" services. Learn more about this scam and what you should do if you get a call
Upcoming Events and Learning Opportunities
Miami Township Super Senior Saturday
May 4, 10am-1pm | Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive | This FREE event includes raffles, chair volleyball, music, entertainment, and lunch (limited quantity). COA will have a booth at this event. Learn More

RSVP/AARP Volunteer Fair
May 8, 3-8pm | Free - registration required | Sharonville Convention Center  Learn more

How "senior friendly" is your website?
May 9, 1:30 - 2:30pm | Learn what it means to deliver web content and navigation choices that are specifically geared for older web visitors, their families and caregivers. Learn more about this free webinar

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Health Fair
May 11, 10am-2pm | 40 Coral Avenue (in the gym) 45246 | A free health fair for families in Glendale, Lincoln Heights, Woodlawn, Forest Park, Wyoming and Springdale.  Council on Aging will have a booth at this event.

Home Care in Ohio
May 16, 1-2:30pm | Registration required | Learn from experts about how to access home care services and support. Learn more about this free webinar
Clippard YMCA National Senior Health and Fitness Day
May 22, 11 am - 2pm | 8920 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati 45251 | Registration Required | COA will have a booth at this event. Learn more

Help4Seniors Resource Directory Tip - Housing Search
Our Aging and Disability Resource Connections Call Center receives tens of thousands and inquires a year from people looking for information, resources and services for seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers.  One of the more common inquiries is housing.  We maintain a database of housing options for seniors in our five-county region.  For a step-by-step guide on how to use the housing database, click here, or use the User's Guide link from the Housing Search page.
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