Answers on Aging
May 2013 Updates
COA to begin waiting list for Hamilton County Elderly Services Program
Council on Aging will begin a waiting list for the Hamilton County Elderly Services Program on Monday, June 3. The program, which provides home-delivered meals and other in-home services to thousands of frail seniors, has been growing more rapidly than anticipated.  Learn more
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Get help or help others at local Healthy-U workshops
If you have diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, you know the day-to-day work of managing your symptoms can be a grueling task.   You may be tired, confused about your medications, or even worried about medical costs. Help is available
County Elderly Services Programs highlighted in annual reports
More than 14,000 seniors in four counties received care through the Elderly Services Program in 2012, according to newly released annual reports for Butler, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren counties. Read the reports
Council on Aging is hiring
If you would like to work with one of the fastest growing populations in our region and have a passion for helping older adults live independently at home, COA may have the career for you.  From accountants to care managers, we're hiring. View current openings
Aging Network Updates


ICDS enrollment delayed until March 2014
Enrollment in Ohio's new Integrated Care Delivery System (ICDS) has been delayed until March 2014.  It was previously announced that voluntary enrollment would begin in September 2013. The three-year pilot project is a joint federal and state effort to improve health outcomes while saving taxpayers` money. It targets "dual-eligibles" - people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid - because they often require more care than other beneficiaries, at a higher cost.  Learn more
Family Caregivers: How would a home health worker help fill gaps in your caregiving schedule?  Take a short survey to provide your valuable input.
Are you a family caregiver, caring for someone over 65 years old? The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (a group of 28 organizations, including AARP, Alzheimer's Association, and National Council on Aging) would like to hear from you on how a home health care worker could potentially fill in gaps in care and support older adults and their family caregivers. It's an 8-question survey, open until Friday, June 14, 2013. Take the survey




June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
According to the World Health Organization, elder abuse is a violation of human rights and a significant cause of illness, injury, loss of productivity, isolation and despair. Learn what's happening locally to mark this important day and get tips on how you can help prevent abuse.  Read more

Stories tell of local ties to D-Day Invasion
The fifth installment of Ohio's War Era Story Project includes stories from Fairfield, Milford, Mason, Cincinnati, Oxford and Lebanon commemorating the invasion of Normandy and the subsequent march across Europe to defeat Hitler. Read the stories

Madeira couple honored for commitment to community, each other
Madeira couple Robert and Mary Reid Williamson, along with four other Ohio couples, were honored at the Ohio Statehouse on May 24 with the 2013 Joined Hearts in Giving Award.  Learn more

CDC toolkit helps health care professionals prevent falls among older patients 

One out of three people 65 and older falls each year.  The good news is that health care providers can help reduce their patients' chances of falling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created the STEADI Tool Kit for health care providers whose patients are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past. The STEADI Tool Kit gives health care providers the information and tools they need to assess and address their older patients' fall risk.  Since it became available in December 2012, the kit has been downloaded over 58,000 times.  Get the kit 


Upcoming Events and Learning Opportunities
Visit the Events page on our website for a complete, up-to-date list of events for seniors, caregivers and aging network professionals.
10th Annual Schaeper's Pharmacy Health Fair
June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Schaeper's Pharmacy, 4187 Hamilton Avenue, Northside | For information: (513) 541-0354 | Rain or Shine!  Free to the community.
Clinton County Senior Safety Day
June 14, 2-4 p.m. | Wilmington Savings Bank Clinton County Senior Center, 717 N Nelson Avenue, Wilmington, Ohio | For information: (937) 655-2158 | Free to the community
Lincoln Crawford 16th Annual HealthWave
June 15, 12 to 3 p.m. | Walnut Hills Kroger | For information: (513) 861-2044 | COA will have an information booth at this free community event.
LGBT Older Adults: Current Research and Clinical Applications
June 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | RSVP required | Harmony Creek Church, 5280 Bigger Road, Kettering, Ohio | Hear the latest research and insights on the unique issues facing aging LGBT adults - an often unrecognized and under-served population. | Learn more
Healthy-U Chronic Disease Self Management Program
May 21-July 2, 1-2:30 pm | Harding House, 425 Mission Lane, Franklin, OH 45005 | Free - registration required: Marion (937) 743-5750 | Learn more
Healthy-U Diabetes Self Management Program
July 3-August 14, 10am-12:30pm | Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249 | Free - registration required: Alisa (513) 345-8652 | Learn more
Healthy-U Chronic Disease Self Management Program
July 29-Sept 9, 9:30am-12pm | Clippard YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati 45251 | Registration required: Nora (513) 923-4466 | Learn more
Ohio State Fair Senior Day
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Discounted group tickets available. | Learn more
Help4Seniors Resource Directory Tip - Beat the Heat!
Weather in southwestern Ohio can be all over the map, especially during the spring and summer months.  Even with a degree of unpredictability, it`s almost certain we will see high temperatures climb into the upper 90s and even top 100 degrees.  When temperatures remain high for several days in a row, health and weather experts recommend that children, people with respiratory problems and the elderly stay indoors if possible. Learn how to protect yourself and connect to resources in our Help4Seniors Resource Directory

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