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Senior Farmers’ Market Program Arrives In Richland County

1 Jul , 2020  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is excited to announce the expansion of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) into Richland County.

This program helps provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Participants will receive $50 worth of coupons though the growing season to use at participating farmers’ markets and stands. More…

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Huge Success For Socks For Seniors Drive

19 Jan , 2020  

As we reported in December (story here), several local agencies partnered late last year  to collect socks to be given to nursing home residents. The final count of donations received is now available.

First, let’s look at the goal itself. The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, We ACT and Richland County Children Services, along with other community organizations, set a goal of collecting 4,000 pairs of socks by December 31. The 2018 drive had resulted in the collection of 3,085 pairs of socks so, at the time the 2019 goal was set back in November, 4,000 pairs of socks seemed ambitious but hopefully achievable. More…

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Local Agency Announces New Board Members

17 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., which serves North Central Ohio counties including Richland County, has announced the appointment of 4 new members to its Corporate Board of Trustees: Colonel Michael Howard, Jason Painley, Dawn Herner, and Becky Plank. More…

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Bradford Recognized By Area Agency On Aging

29 Dec , 2019  

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has recognized Leonard (Lenny) Bradford as the recipient of the 2019 Employee Award of Excellence. Bradford was honored recently at the Agency’s quarterly staff meeting.

A resident of Lucas, Bradford has been employed at the Area Agency on Aging for nearly three years. More…

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Severe Weather Is Here: Remember To Check On The Elderly

18 Dec , 2019  

This week brought wintry conditions, including snow, ice, and cold temperatures, which can disrupt our lives and introduce increased risks for older adults. At times when severe weather is forecasted or has just occurred, don’t forget to check on elderly friends, family members and neighbors to ensure that they are okay.

Check their home: Is the temperature comfortable? Are they heating it safely? Are outdoor walkways clear of snow, ice, and debris? More…

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Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Next Week; Richland Presentation On November 1

12 Oct , 2019  

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period begins October 15 and ends on December 7. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Insurance encourage all Ohioans with Medicare to review their coverage options and ensure they are choosing the best plan to meet their needs and their budgets.

“Choosing the right Medicare plan is making a plan for your future,” said Ursel J. McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging. “Examine your options now and every year to ensure your Medicare plan responds to your changing health needs and preferences.” More…

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Expo Promotes Positive Aging

8 Sep , 2019  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is excited to invite the public to attend its 11th annual Positive Aging Expo.

The Positive Aging Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 24 at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Expo is a free event and open to all. More…

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Area Agency On Aging Dining Program Wins National Award

14 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. announces that the Campus Dining Program recently received recognition from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with a 2019 Aging Innovations Award, the highest honor presented by n4a to member agencies. The awards program is supported by WellCare Health Plans. Campus Dining Program was among the top 16 of 48 local aging programs to receive honors during the n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow, July 27-31, New Orleans. More…

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Blood Drive Sponsored By Area Agency On Aging

25 Jul , 2019  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has announced that there will be a blood drive on Monday, August 21st from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The blood drive will take place at the Hawkins Corner Building located at 2131 Park Avenue West, Suite 300 in Ontario. Hawkins Corner is located on the RCT bus route. More…

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Beat The Heat With Help

8 Jul , 2019  

The Ohio Development Services Agency and Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months.

The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program, which launched on July 1, provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. The program runs through August 31. More…

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Public Hearing Set On Area Agency On Aging Request

21 Jun , 2019  

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAA) intends to seek a direct service waiver from the Ohio Department of Aging so that it may continue to provide select services within the 9-county Planning and Service Area as served by the agency. More…

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Tickets Available For Senior Spring Spectacular

21 Apr , 2019  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will hold its annual Senior Spring Spectacular on May 14 at noon at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. This event, hosted by the Area Agency on Aging and the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, Inc., is held in recognition of Older Americans Month and offers guests entertainment, refreshments, information regarding aging issues, and a chance at many door prizes. More…

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Socks Sought For Seniors

3 Dec , 2018  

Three area agencies are asking for help keep our older community members warm during the cold winter months. The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Richland County Children Services and We ACT are partnering to collect socks for the annual Socks for Seniors drive.

Socks will be donated to nursing facilities in Richland County. More…

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Richland Countian Chosen For Ohio Veterans Hall Of Fame

11 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services has announced the members of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2018. These 20 inductees will be honored for their accomplishments and achievements at the twenty-sixth annual Induction Ceremony on Thursday, November 8 for their post-military service. This class of candidates represents 13 Ohio counties and four military branches.

Including among the inductees is Navy veteran and Richland Countian Douglas Theaker. More…

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Annual Senior Spring Spectacular

19 Apr , 2018  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging will hold its annual Senior Spring Spectacular on Wednesday, May 9 at noon at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. This event, hosted by the Area Agency on Aging and the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, Inc., is held in recognition of Older Americans Month and offers guests entertainment, refreshments, information from sponsors and a chance at many door prizes. More…

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