Older adults have special considerations when preparing for winter weather

Older adults have special considerations when preparing for winter weather Nov. 17-23 is Ohio Winter Safety Awareness Week Columbus, Ohio – Ohio has already gotten a preview of winter weather this year. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) remind older Ohioans and their families that preparation is key and […]

Supporting People Who Are Grieving

article from Aging Gracefully, a newsletter of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities Death and grief are a part of life. Some think a person with a developmental disability cannot understand death, so they avoid the topic and try to shield them. The permanency of death may be difficult for some people with developmental […]

September is National Preparedness Month- Tips for Older Adults

Ohio Department of Aging offers preparedness tips and resources for older adults September is National Preparedness Month Columbus, Ohio – During National Preparedness Month, the Ohio Department of Aging reminds all Ohioans that older adults may have a harder time adjusting during emergencies and extreme conditions than younger people do. This makes it even more […]

Suicide and the Elderly

Suicide and the Elderly  Suicide by older adults is more common than we think. Every suicide is a tragedy, and to some degree a mystery. Suicide often stems from a deep feeling of hopelessness. The inability to see solutions to problems or to cope with challenging life circumstances may lead people to see taking their […]