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Save the date! Join us for the Spring 2017 Aging in Ohio gathering in Dublin on April 26. Aging in Ohio is a foundation course for anyone involved with and interested in the Aging Network. Aging in Ohio includes information on the policies and issues that face the Aging Network and expands existing knowledge of the network and related programs. Register today and explore hotel options


Annual Conference presentations are now online! Check out dozens of presentations from local, state, and national leaders

Save the date! Our Annual Conference on Aging, the largest HCBS conference in Ohio, will take place November 9 & 10, 2016, at the Hilton Easton Columbus. We'll see you there!  Learn about sponsorship opportunities here. Learn more about the Conference and register today!


We invite you to join us as a sponsor for one of the premier Aging Network events of the year in our state. Learn more and mark your calendar for our Annual Conference on Aging Opportunities. [November 18-19, 2015 | Hilton Easton | Columbus, Ohio]

Save the date! Join experts and advocates from across the state at o4a's 2015 Advocacy Conference March 17 and 18 at Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. This conference is designed to examine the impact of the 2016-17 state fiscal year budget as well as to examine the many policy changes. Learn more or register here.

Save the date! Join us April 17, in Grove City for Aging in Ohio 2015. Learn more.


We're proud to unveil our 2014 awards! The Lucas County Prosecutor’s Senior Protection Unit, Village Connections, John Arnold, and Diana Kubovcik were celebrated for serving older Ohioans and individuals with disabilities. The awards were presented at our 25th Annual Conference on Aging.

Save the date! We invite you to participate in the 25th o4a Annual Conference on Aging, November 20-21, 2014, at the Hilton Easton in Columbus, Ohio. Over 400 professionals, advocates, and volunteers representing organizations in the aging network will be present. Each year, Aging Network professionals and advocates turn to o4a’s statewide conference for new resources, innovative products and services, expert information, and key contacts. Don't miss our 25th Annual Conference!

Presentations available: Thank you to everyone who made the first ever Aging and Disability Resource Network Summit such a success. Experts and advocates from across the nation shared ways to expand and strengthen Ohio's ADRN and prepare for Ohio's Balancing Incentive Program. If you weren't able to join us, some presentations are now available online!

You're invited! The first ever Aging and Disability Resource Network Summit: August 11 & 12 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Worthington (6500 Doubletree Avenue in Columbus). The 2014 ADRN Summit provides the opportunity to learn about the developments of the initiative in Ohio as well as to hear from national experts on current trends in policies and best practices around the nation and in Ohio. Register today. 

News update: Today, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 483, which includes an unprecedented $10 million for adult protective services. The inclusion of this significant investment demonstrates recognition by the General Assembly and the Governor’s Office that protection of seniors must be a top priority for the state. The funding will strengthen Ohio’s capacity to protect the state’s vulnerable elderly from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Ohio’s 12 Area Agencies on Aging work side by side with county adult protective services and share a common goal: to enable older adults to live safely at home for as long as they want to be there. June 16, 2014/ Read more...

February's newsletter is out. Catch up on the latest news from o4a, including Ohio's AAAs' prep and response to the brutal winter and weather emergencies, MyCare Ohio updates (there are plenty!), how AAAs are serving more Ohioans under 60 with the Ohio Home Care Waiver, plus, we look at how AAAs help low-income seniors 50 years after the war on poverty-- and, of course, we catch up with what our 12 AAAs have been up to. Sign up for the newsletter today


o4a's 24th Annual Conference was a huge success! You can now find 30 presentations from the Conference online, visit our facebook photo album of the event, and find out who won o4a's Annual Awards. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay informed.

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This year's o4a Annual Conference on Aging runs November 12 & 13 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Topics include: ACOs, social worker ethics, nursing law, financial exploitation, personal safety, and much more. The opening keynote speaker is Enid Borden, founder, CEO, and president of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). Click here to learn more about o4a's Conference on Aging! / July 9, 2013

Advocacy Alert: Support PASSPORT so Ohio seniors can stay at home! It's never been easier -- or more important-- to voice your support for this vital program. Here's how./ June 11, 2013

Consumer Alert: Beware of scammers claiming to be aging services staff. Always ask for ID, and don’t allow anyone in your home that you aren’t expecting. If someone calls you claiming to be a member of an elder services agency, ask for the employee’s name and call-back number. Find more tips on avoiding scams on the Ohio Department of Aging site. / May 2, 2013

Ohio AAAs testify on the budget. AAA professionals are integral to Senate Finance Medicaid subcommittee hearings, sharing their expertise and answering questions. Read their testimonies below. / May 1, 2013

People! Not Politics: Rally for Healthy, Working Ohioans. Join us and other supporters of Medicaid Expansion Thursday, April 11th at the Statehouse from noon to 1! Find area contacts on facebook or register here. You can also reach your legislator toll-free at 888-844-5009. Make your voice heard, because Ohio simply can’t afford not to expand Medicaid.

o4a Advocacy Conference presentations now available / March 19, 2013

o4a and Ohio AAAs' testimony integral to Ohio budget and legislative talks. Whether the subject is the state budget or proposed bills, AAA experts were on hand at the Ohio House. You can read their full testimony below.

News from o4a | January 2013 The latest on Ohio AAAs' Community-based Care Transitions Program Awards, Integrated Care Delivery System, and more / January 31, 2013

PASSPORT's outstanding success is on display in o4a Executive Director Larke Recchie's letter to the editor published in the Columbus Dispatch: “Ohio’s home- and community-care program for people needing nursing-home care received a 99.3 percent satisfaction rate statewide.” / January 23, 2013

2013 o4a Events Save the date for o4a’s Legislative Advocacy Conference (March 19 & 20), Legislative Reception (March 20), Aging in Ohio (April 9), and Annual Conference on Aging (November 12-13) / January 2013


Ohio makes history with Integrated Care Delivery System.

News from o4a | November 2012 

Career Opportunity: o4a and Direction Home Chief Program Officer

o4a News | August 2012 / August 1, 2012 

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day / June 15, 2012

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on LGBT Pride Month / June 1, 2012

Community Catalyst comments on ICDS proposal / May 13, 2012

o4a comments on ICDS proposal / May 7, 2012

Help strengthen communities and elevate the voice of everyday Ohioans-Check out the new #OhioSPEAKS website.

OHT proposal to CMS: Comment period through May 4, 2012 / April 10, 2012

OHT Submits ‘Duals’ Project Proposal to Federal Medicare Program / April 4, 2012

AAAs successful in getting role in the OHT ICDS proposal / April 3, 2012

Agency helps those wishing to return home from long-term care / March 6, 2012

Medicare-Medicaid Integration Project Would Let Ohio Share In Federal Savings / March 2, 2012

Editorial: "Effective health care" / March 2, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Revised proposal from OHT / February 27, 2012

Sickest unsettled about State's plans to change long-term care / February 27, 2012

Agencies on Aging get high marks / February 10, 2012

ACTION ALERT FOR CONSUMERS AND CAREGIVERS: OHT to host consumer input sessions by phone on February 17 - learn more

Area Agency on Aging 3 Receives Superior Rating / February 6, 2012

OHT Releases First Take On Single Medicaid Waiver; Stakeholder Sees Flaw With One Change / February 6, 2012

Medicare savings ideas have missed the mark / January 23, 2012

Ohio begins value-based measure for Medicaid / January 9, 2012

Share your story on OhioSPEAKS / January 5, 2012

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