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Area Agency On Aging Providing Free Smoke Detectors During October

10 Oct , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from  Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will distribute free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to residents of Richland County that are age 60 and older at a Fire Prevention Month Awareness event on Friday, October 28 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Hawkins Corner, located at 2131 Park Avenue West, Door 300, in Ontario. 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire departments in the United States respond to a fire event every 24 seconds. Anyone can experience a fire, but older adults are especially vulnerable. 

Area Agency on Aging staff and representatives from Richland County fire departments will be on-site to provide fire prevention resources and installation information.

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Special ‘Senior Days’ Festivities Happening At The Richland County Fair

30 Jul , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is hosting its second annual Senior Day at the Red Barn as a part of Senior Citizen Day at the Richland County Fair.

Senior Day at the Red Barn will be on Monday, August 8 (Senior Citizen Day) in the Red Barn at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio, from 9 AM to 2 PM.

This event is free with your paid admission to the fair.

Senior Day at the Red Barn will showcase many resources and programs available to older adults and caregivers, including diabetes and chronic disease self-management information, fraud and scams information, fall prevention exercise demonstrations, blood pressure checks, and more.

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Join Local Organizations On Falls Prevention Awareness Day

22 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

To mark National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., in partnership with STEADY U Ohio, the initiative led by the Ohio Department of Aging and supported by Ohio government and state business partners, will hold three walking events, “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls!

Individuals can join us at any event taking place on September 22nd.  The Area Agency on Aging is proud to partner with the following:

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Area Agency On Aging Hosting Senior Spring Extravaganza

3 May , 2021  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will hold a Senior Spring Extravaganza on May 24 at 10:00 AM at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield. This event, hosted by the Area Agency on Aging, is held in recognition of Older Americans Month, and offers guests entertainment, refreshments, information regarding aging issues, and a chance to win door prizes.

The Area Agency on Aging wants to bring our communities back together again with the theme being Communities of Strength. This year, we want to celebrate our senior citizens with a drive-thru festival. Tickets are free and must be presented the day of the event. Tickets are limited. Call for your ticket today at (567) 247-6487. More…

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Local Seniors Get Assistance In Acquiring Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, And Honey

15 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio District Five Area Agency on Aging

On Wednesday, Ohio District Five Area Agency on Aging announced the availability of the Ohio Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is three counties in north central Ohio — Richland, Knox, and Seneca.

Eligible participants receive ten $5 coupons to use a participating farmers’ markets and roadside stands.

This program helps low-income seniors access locally grown and fresh fruits and vegetables, while also supporting local farmers and those running farmers’ markets. More…

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All Things Business

Mansfield Memorial Homes Has New Management Company

28 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

United Church Homes, Inc. of Marion has welcomed two senior living communities to its growing network of older adult communities.

In January 2021, UCH signed a management services and support contract with the Board of Directors of Community Care of Rutherford County (CCRC, Inc.) to support the operation of its 131-bed skilled nursing community located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

On March 1, UCHM entered a three-year contract to provide management support services to Mansfield Memorial Homes in Mansfield. More…

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Virtual Groundbreaking To Be Held For Ritter’s Run Apartments

16 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is pleased to announce the virtual groundbreaking of Ritter’s Run Apartments on Tuesday, March 23 at 11 AM on the Agency’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aaa5ohio.

Ritter’s Run Apartments is designed for adults age 55 and older and will be located at 200 Ohio Street in Mansfield.  Twelve individual, one and two-bedroom, accessible apartments will offer affordable rents, which include utilities, off street parking, and is pet friendly. More…

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New Check-In Service Available For Older Ohioans

14 May , 2020  

On Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) announced a free, daily check-in by phone service for Ohio’s older residents to ensure their well-being amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and beyond. The program was announced during Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s daily news conference.

The “Staying Connected” service is open to Ohio residents age 60 or older who have a valid phone number. Those living alone in the community are encouraged to consider enrolling. More…

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Free Tax Assistance For Elderly Or Lower Income Residents

3 Feb , 2020  

First Call 2-1-1, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide have furnished a list of places that can provide free tax help to low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. This service is offered in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

If you are unsure whether you qualify for assistance, call 2-1-1 (or 419-522-4636). More…

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Winter Crafts In The Park For Seniors And Kids

31 Dec , 2019  

Brighten up your winter days with a spark of creativity – the Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department has planned art events for young and old during the month of January, and you can make plans to attend. Details for each event are below; they request pre-registration to ensure that the appropriate amount of supplies are available. More…

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