A Crisis Guide for Caregivers of Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia (Caring.com)
One of the changes that occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is a reduced ability to recognize familiar surroundings. This can cause them to become confused about where they are and wander away in search of a more familiar environment. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six out of 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease wander at some point… READ MORE
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) (ablelaw.org)
ABLE is providing legal services to people living in poverty in your community. While our services are legal, they affect every area of a community’s economic and social well-being:
Aging in Place with Digital Health Technology
With some careful planning, technological creativity and family and professional support, elderly individuals can continue to live in their own homes into the autumn of life safely and comfortably.
By VeryWell Health
Alzheimer's and Sleep
While about 45% of persons with Alzheimer’s experience sleep disturbances, 94% of AD caregivers are sleep deprived. To better understand the close relationship between sleep and AD, we consulted geriatric experts who shared recommendations caregivers can follow to improve the sleep of people under their care. The article also has a section with actionable tips for caregivers to follow and better their own sleep quality.
By Vanessa Osorio
Sleep Health Content Specialist
The Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is one of over 70 local chapters working to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Area Office on Aging
The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. promotes the health, well-being and safety of older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers to foster independence.
Assisted Living Facilities in Toledo
Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Toledo, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 47 communities in the Toledo area.
Commodity Box Partner SeaGate Food Bank
SeaGate Food Bank Inc. is Ohio’s only independent food bank. We started in a garage in 1977 with a strong sense of purpose and direction. Our Toledo Food Bank has always provided food entirely free of charge to hundreds of pantries and programs. Primary funding comes from corporate friends, organizations and individuals. We pay no dues to any national organization which means 100% of donations stay right here in our community. With a full time staff of 12, our administrative cost is only about 1%.
Driving and Dementia: The Essential Guide for Seniors
A comprehensive resource on how dementia and other senior medical conditions can affect driving ability.
By Direct Line
Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring
If you’re newly responsible for finding elderly care for a family member or friend, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Equality Toledo works to eliminate discrimination in our region on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, through education, activism and other anti-defamation efforts.
Garage Safety Hazards
When it comes to potentially hazardous areas in houses, garages are one of the most overlooked and ignored spots by homeowners.
By Garage Living
Getting a Service Dog
Interested in information on getting a service dog for disabilities? Here is a comprehensive guide with resources and steps on the process:
Good Grief of Northwest Ohio
Good Grief of Northwest Ohio, Inc. provides support for grieving children, teens, young adults, and their families, who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives.
Greater Toledo Community Foundation
As the area’s largest philanthropic institution, Greater Toledo Community Foundation is a welcoming and inclusive organization that has engrained itself in our community through five decades of dedicated service.
Help for Seniors on Downsizing and Decluttering
As we get older it’s only natural that we accumulate more and more stuff. Both my parents and my in-laws alone are proof of that. Heck, I’m only 34, and I can see it happening to me over time. The biggest problem with this shows its self when it comes time to move, and an unfortunate truth is that this is an inevitable outcome for most everyone once they reach a certain age. This handy guide explains the different reasons for downsizing (to aid in future decision making), will walk you through the process of how get started downsizing and how to go about executing your plan. We even provide some tips on what to do with the items you’ve chosen to get rid of.
By Keens Buildings
Home Modifications for the Elderly
Home modifications are physical changes made to one’s home to accommodate for the changing needs of the elderly or disabled, to enable aging in place.
By Paying for Senior Care
How to Reduce Hoarding and Clutter to Prevent Falls
A justified amount of fall prevention focus has been placed on creating a safe and manageable environment, and that means reducing hoarding tendencies and clutter.
How to Remodel for Accessibility
To move or not to move? That’s a question many families struggle with when they realize their home isn’t practical for an aging or disabled family member.
By Angie’s List
MemoryLane Care Services
The Day Center at MemoryLane Care Services provides respite care for those affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias.
Mobile Meals of Toledo
Mobile Meals of Toledo is a nonprofit, volunteer-based social service agency that delivers nourishing food—at home and at school—to those whose nutritional needs might otherwise go unmet.
NAACP of Toledo
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner helping people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. NCOA partners with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy. 571-527-3900
National Institute of Senior Centers
The National Institute of Senior Centers is committed to supporting and strengthening the nation’s 11,000 senior centers through best practices, professional development, advocacy, research, and national standards and accreditation.
Ohio Diversity Council
The Ohio Diversity Council (OHDC) is committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow and leverage their knowledge of diversity. Through a variety of events and programs, the OHDC serves as the premier resource for diversity best practices and leadership development in the state of Ohio. It is currently comprised of 5 advisory boards: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo.
Pathway’s mission is to reduce poverty by providing comprehensive services that create pathways to self-sufficiency.
Ryan White Program at University of Toledo Medical Center
The Ryan White Program at the University of Toledo Medical Center offers high quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS care services though a multidisciplinary health care team. The program incorporates Adult Primary Care, Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mental Health Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Case Management, Consumer Advocacy, Financial Counseling and 340B Pharmacy Services using a “one–stop shop” model. The Ryan White program also provides HIV testing and education in Lucas County and the surrounding counties.
Sofia Quintero Art and Culture Center - Art, Culinary (sqacc.org)
The Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center serves as an oasis for neighborhood residents and local artists. Through events and programs, SQACC provides interest, awareness, and education about Latino art, heritage, and culture.
Tech Safety Tips for Seniors
A comprehensive guide with tech safety tips for seniors that includes safety tips for the internet, smartphones, emails, avoiding scams, and protecting personal information.
The Best Medical Alert Systems for Seniors
This review sheds light on the top home medical alert options so that seniors and their loved ones can easily choose a reputable and affordable home medical alert company that works for them.
The Fair Housing Center
The Fair Housing Center is a nonprofit civil rights agency dedicated to the elimination of housing discrimination, the promotion of housing choice, and the creation of inclusive communities of opportunity. To achieve our mission, the center engages in education and outreach, housing counseling, advocacy for anti-discriminatory housing policies, research and investigation, and enforcement actions.
The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them
Whether you’re recovering from your first age-related injury in the hospital or more of your friends have moved into assisted living homes, staying at home can make the transition into twilight years easier.
The Multi Faith Council
The Vision of the MultiFaith Council of Northwest Ohio is to be a significant force and model of multifaith collaboration by addressing critical issues that meet regional needs and by enriching the cultural fabric of the area
The Sight Center
The Sight Center offers a unique blend of programs and services that can help people of all ages work, learn, play, and live independently with permanent vision loss.
The Victory Center
Whether you’re recovering from your first age-related injury in the hospital or more of your friends have moved into assisted living homes, staying at home can make the transition into twilight years easier. By HomeAdvisor
Toledo Food Bank
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank’s mission is to enable other community organizations to end hunger. They strive to maximize community resources by effectively obtaining and distributing food through a food collection and distribution system.
United Way’s 2-1-1 Service
United Way’s free information and referral service line is available to the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Upon calling, a representative will direct you to the appropriate resource that relates to your needs.
Women of Toledo | Diversity & Inclusion for Women & Girls
Established in 2014, Inclusive for Women Inc. – Women of Toledo (WOT) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the Greater Toledo community that advocates for diversity and inclusion with a focus on economic empowerment. This grassroots educational organization has a very diverse group of women leaders committed to bringing together youth and women to learn from and support each other.
419-242-9511 should you need assistance with contacting any of these community resources