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 […]

Senior Citizens and Substance Abuse

Senior Citizens and Substance Abuse  Drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly is a rapidly-growing health problem in the United States. According to statistics reported by the Lucas County Health Department’s Lucas County Opiate Coalition: deaths among people ages 60 to 64 due to accidental overdoses rose from 4 deaths in 2016 to 8 in […]

Make Your Kitchen a Falls-Free Zone

Make your kitchen a falls-free zone The kitchen is the heart of the home. Hanging out, relaxing and cooking for yourself or loved ones is something that people of all ages like to do, especially older adults who have a background or passion for cooking. However, as we get older, a kitchen that used to […]

Extreme Cold Weather — Safety Tips

As sub-zero temperatures hit our region, Senior Centers Inc. would like to remind the community to check on older adult friends and family members, particularly those who live alone. Older adults are especially susceptible to extreme cold. Of course, winter dangers such as broken bones from falls on ice or breathing problems caused by cold air are […]