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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.

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

Check out pictures from People! Not Politics: Rally for Healthy, Working Ohioans on our facebook page. Thank you to everyone who rallied for Medicaid Expansion! You can still reach your legislator toll-free at 888-844-5009. Make your voice heard, because Ohio simply can’t afford not to expand Medicaid. / April 12, 2013

o4a Advocacy Conference presentations now available / March 19, 2013

o4a and Ohio AAAs' testimony vital 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.

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

PASSPORT's success on display in a letter to the editor by o4a Executive Director Larke Recchie 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. “The State of Ohio will partner with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Financial Alignment Demonstration to test a new model for providing Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with a more coordinated, person-centered care experience.” / December 2012

News from o4a | November 2012 The latest on o4a's 23rd annual conference and conference awards, plus information about caregiving and Chronic Disease Self- Mangement Programs.

Career Opportunity: o4a and Direction Home Chief Program Officer

o4a News | August 2012 / August 1, 2012 This issue focuses on how Ohioans over 60-- and AAAs-- adapt to a changing health care environment

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

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on LGBT health during Pride Month: "LGBT individuals have encountered discrimination in the health care system for decades, and many studies have shown that they are affected by chronic disease at a higher rate than other Americans...Observing LGBT Pride Month spotlights our commitment to addressing the special health needs of LGBT Americans."  / June 1, 2012

Community Catalyst comments on ICDS proposal. Read the in-depth critique by the Boston-based advocacy group / May 13, 2012

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge supports Area Agencies on Aging in ICDS proposal, urges Ohio to “build upon the longstanding success of Ohio’s regional AAAs.” / May 9, 2012

o4a comments on ICDS proposal / May 7, 2012 “Ohio’s AAAs stand ready to support the successful implementation of the ICDS and to improve outcomes for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.” / May 7, 2012

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