OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
October 2015 - In This Issue:
LEADS first executive director, Robert McGaughy, gives the keynote speech at the 50th anniversary celebration last month.

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LEADS celebrates 50 years of helping people in Licking County
Senator Jay Hottinger congratulates LEADS on their 50 year anniversary.
LICKING COUNTY - With a room filled to capacity at the Longaberger Golf Club, LEADS celebrated 50 years of helping people and changing lives last month while remembering many important people along the way. The event, which was fully covered by the generosity of a number of sponsors, hosted guests including Senator Jay Hottinger, Sarah "Sally" Heckman of the Thomas J. Evans Foundation, and LEADS' first executive director, Robert McGaughy... Read more
Pike CAC Social Services Program provides needed services, advocacy for locals
Source: Stephanie Stanley / Assistant Editor
PIKE COUNTY - In the early 1980s, the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Program was first administered by the Community Action agencies throughout Ohio in an effort to provide a 30-day heating supply to low income Ohioans. To date, the program has assisted over 2,000 Pike County households in staying warm and maintaining utility services.Read more
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Seven complete Tech Connect
Frances Ellis hopes her new found computer knowledge will help her better manage her health. 

Francis, pictured above (third from right) with the other graduates of LCCAA's most recent Tech Connect class, works at Lorain County Office on Aging. With severe arthritis in her hips and knees, she needed to train for a different position
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