Spring 2018
COA Launches Redesigned Website
On April 18, COA launched a brand-new website at www.help4seniors.org. Not only did the website get a modern facelift, we also built the website using the most up-to-date technology so users are able to access the full website from any device: laptop or desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone.

You may have noticed our newsletter has a new look too! Don't worry... we will continue to bring you the same timely and relevant information we always do!
Professionals Learn, Network and Get Inspired at 32nd
Forum on Aging
We are excited to report that more than 550 professionals from across Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky attended Council on Aging's 2018 Forum on Aging presented by Global Meals.

COA Honors Those Who Serve Older Adults and People with Disabilities
At its annual meeting on March 14, COA presented awards to four individuals for their work to make life better for adults and people with disabilities. Left to right in photo:

  • Outstanding Professional in Aging: William Hambley, attorney at Pro Seniors
  • Outstanding Caregiver: Rachelle Smith, Forest Park resident
  • Outstanding Service Provider: Judy Vincent, bereavement and volunteer coordinator at Hospice Care of Middletown
  • President's Award: State Representative Bill Seitz
Council on Aging News
COA VP named
to inaugural comSpark Power 500 list

Council on Aging’s Vice President – Business Services Group, Sharon Fusco, was recently named to comSpark’s Power 500 list. The list, published in  Lead Magazine , celebrates the leading IT executives and influencers of public, private and non-profit organizations in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky for 2018.

COA Releases 2017 Annual Report

Council on Aging’s  2017 Annual Report  includes data, photos and personal stories that highlight our mission to enhance people's lives by assisting them to remain independent at home through a range of quality services.

COA Welcomes New Board and Advisory Council Members

Council on Aging is pleased to announce the newest members of its Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, as of February 2018.

Newest members of the Board of Trustees are Cathy T. Crain, J.D., attorney and investment consultant; Dora Anim, Chief Operating Officer, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation; and Kay Bolden, Division Manager, Business Services Division, Greater Cincinnati Water Works.

Newest members of COA's Advisory Council are Dana Dunn (Clinton County), Janet Pecquet (Hamilton County) and Jacqueline Carter (Hamilton County).

Council on Aging Program Feature: Ohio Home Care Waiver
Hope and Help Keep Mom Focused on the Future
Life can change in the blink of an eye. Jessica knows this. It happened when her middle son, Liam, wandered off in the chaos of a family vacation and fell into a swimming pool. Paramedics were unable to revive him. The Ohio Home Care Waiver program now provides services to help Jessica care for Liam at home. Read more...
News You Can Use
May is Older Americans Month
Older Americans Month recognizes older Americans and their contributions to our communities. This year's theme is "Engage at Every Age." Read more...
Save the Date for the Inaugural 50+ Cincy Celebration!

The City of Cincinnati is hosting its first ever 50+ Cincy Celebration: Living Well at Fountain Square on May 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will include a grand prize and giveaways, fun activities, music and recognition of 50+ "People of the Year."

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided free to those who preregister before May 13 at the Cincinnati AARP website .
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15

According to the World Health Organization, elder abuse is a global public health issue, that is expected to become more widespread as the global population of older adults increases.

April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by taking your unused prescription medications to a collection site near you between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 28.

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